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Mustang Mach 1 Will Be Available Globally, Unlike The Shelby GT350

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
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Much to the chagrin of those outside of North America, one of the most special Ford Mustang variants – the Shelby GT350 – was not available for purchase across the globe. However, Ford Authority has confirmed with the Mustang team that the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 will be available globally, which is certainly good news.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Of course, the Mustang Mach 1 isn’t quite what the Shelby GT350 is, but it’s still a promising, track-focused machine. The newest Mach 1 comes equipped with Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8, which in this guise produces 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

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2021 Mustang Mach 1 vs Shelby GT350 Comparison
Engine Horsepower Torque Standard Transmission Optional Transmission
Shelby GT350 5.2L Voodoo V8 526 429 Tremec 3160 6-speed manual -
Mach 1 5.0L Coyote V8 480 420 Tremec 3160 6-speed manual SelectShift 10-speed automatic

It’s also packed with a host of GT350 components, including its intake manifold, oil filter adapter, engine oil cooler, and excellent Tremec 3160 6-speed manual transmission, though buyers can also opt for Ford’s 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with an upgraded torque converter and unique calibration.

Underneath, the Mustang Mach 1 features Ford’s latest MagneRide calibration, a stiffer steering I-shaft, new EPAS calibration, stiffer sway bars and front springs, a brake booster from the Mustang GT Performance Pack 2, a rear subframe with stiffer bushings, and a rear toe-link from the Shelby GT500.

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The Mach 1 is fitted with 19 inch x 9.5 inch and 19 inch x 10 inch five-spoke Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels, or 19 inch x 10.5 inch front, and 19 inch x 11 inch rear Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels with the optional Handling Package, which is only available with the manual transmission.

Ford promises that the new Mach 1 will be a formidable performer on track, and that certainly seems to be the case. But as much as we love the Coyote, it just doesn’t conjure up the same magic as the 5.2L Voodoo V8 from the GT350. Nor does it make as much power, as the Voodoo is rated at 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.

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Regardless, the fact that the Mach 1 is going to be sold across the globe is certainly great news for Mustang fans around the world, and perhaps we’ll see at least one out on the Nurburgring, since a couple of prototypes have already tested there.

We’ll have much more on the Mach 1 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. The grill and chin spoiler are the same as my BOSS 302 which was also labeled the most Track Force Mustang. So I don’t know why Ford is calling this a MACH 1? As for as it being sold on both sides of the water it’s because they already have the 5.0 Coyote motor there. As much as all cars cost all of them should have the best transmission.

  2. I am already beyond 14K on my not quite 2 mo old GT350. To me, it is the ultimate touring machine. My only hope is that Ford has a similar vehicle in the S650 lineup. If not, they’ve lost me. Having owned two 5.0 S550’s, along with prior gens, nothing compares to the sound of the 5.2 with off road pipes and a resonator delete X-pipe. 😉

  3. Very curious to know how this Mach-1 stacks up against the PP2. Other than the power and cooling bits, what about the suspension performance? Need to know if I should trade in my PP2.

    • Silly question, but what is pp2? Not familiar with this nomenclature. I still would love to see the 5.2 VooDoo motor in the mach 1. The Coyote 302 is a great base motor ,but the VooDoo 5.2 should be an upgrade if you want the extra ZOOTS for a few dollars more I guess Shelby American could do the transplant. Theirs my 4 cents. Fords rule, Shuvies drool.

      • Shelby American has nothing to do with either cars. they are both designed and built by Ford and assembled at the Flat Rock plant in Michigan. Shelby American builds cars in Las Vegas

  4. Never understood the the whole “Mach 1” concept. Great for the 70’s but as the OP put it, its not the voodoo. Like the BULLIT with its ugly green color, its no wonder why they can’t move them…My bet is the Mach 1 won’t be far behind it. And while we’re being honest, it took nearly 3 of the first 5 yrs of the 350 to get it somewhat perfected only to end it? Doesn’t make sense..

  5. Typical Blue Oval b s. The dealers are adding ADM to the GT500 of upwards to $30K I wouldn’t pay it. There are still unsold Bullets out there. This is a lame effort on For’s part to clean out the S550 parts bins. They are hoping some wide eyed kid will con mommy and daddy into buying it. It’s still a 5.0 no matter what they call it. Kind of like putting lipstick on a pig.

  6. Good to know. I have a 2012 GT Premium w/ only 10k miles and in excellent condition. Been thinking of upgrading but my Dealer hasn’t been able to get the GT350. Though this isn’t that glorious machine, I’m happy to seriously consider the Mach 1.

    • I do wish though that Ford would properly match up the seat covers of the front and rear seats. Example: the Bullit has its own stitch pattern on the front seats, but GT stitch pattern on the rear? I’ve seen the same of early photos of this new Mach 1? Is it so difficult to match the rear to be same as the front here Ford?….Please! Details matter!

  7. Ford can not seem to fit out the Mustang correctly for right hand drive vehicles, like the centre console in a left hand set up by having the hand brake still on the left hand side and having the drink holders in the way of the driver. They would be better off in having a foot brake instead.

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