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European 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Struts Its Stuff On The Track: Video

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Suffice to say, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a highly anticipated model across the globe. But that’s to be expected after The Blue Oval hyped it up by calling the new Mach 1 the most track-capable, 5.0L Coyote V8 powered Mustang ever, one that also contains a host of goodies taken from the Shelby GT350 and GT500 parts bin. But this is also a global model, which Ford Authority exclusively reported last fall, as we’re reminded of in this cool video showing the European 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 strut its stuff on the track.

As the automaker points out in the short clip, the European 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is “the fastest Mustang around a track ever to be sold in Europe” – yet another bold claim. But considering the fact that our friends across the pond aren’t/weren’t able to buy the aforementioned Shelby duo, it’s also quite likely very true.

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The European Mach 1 is very similar to its North American counterpart, which means that it’s powered by an upgraded 5.0L Coyote V8 that produces 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Mach 1 is also the first production Mustang in Europe available with Tremec’s six-speed manual transmission, featuring rev-matching technology for seamless down-shifts and an upgraded oil-cooler system for high-demand performance driving. Customers can also opt for Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, featuring an upgraded oil-cooler and recalibrated software.

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A unique suspension setup further enhances road performance and track-readiness. Specially-calibrated MagneRide 2 dampers and bespoke springs, anti-roll bars, and bush specifications deliver improved control and response under high cornering loads. Retuned electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) software enables the Mach 1 to offer the most precise steering of any Mustang in Europe.

In addition to its performance credentials, the Mustang Mach 1 features an exterior design that recalls the iconic Mach 1 Mustangs of the 1960s and 1970s, with bold hood and side stripes, performance-derived body-styling, and unique 19-inch alloy wheels. The limited-edition model is available in a unique set of eight body-color, stripe, and contrast-line combinations, echoing the distinctive design of the original car. Additionally, each Mustang Mach 1 is individually numbered with a numbered plaque.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Mach 1 very soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and 24/7 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. 2012 Ford said the BOSS 302 5.0 coyote was the most “ Track Capable Mustang Ever”? Now it’s this so called MACH 1 with the 12-13 BOSS grill and GT350 transmission which the only thing I like that should have been put in all models with 5.0. It still needs a SHAKER/ Ram Air hood. I get the reference with planes but if it’s TRACK CAPABLE, why is it being driven on a run way strip ? I wouldn’t be surprised if the 7yrs old 2015 Camaro Z28 out perform this Mustang on a road course

    • Lol wut? Ford made the claim for the BOSS 302 in 2012, then said the GT350R was the most track capable, now the GT500 CFTP is the most capable and hand beats the Zl1 1LE around a track by a .5 second.

      The base GT350 beats the Z/28 by about a second around Laguna Seca. The GT350R beats the Z/28 around Laguna Seca by 1.5 seconds.

      Please note that this is a Ford UK video, and for the UK, the Mach1 WILL be the most track capable Mustang offered there. The Camaro, of course, doesn’t exist in the UK at all.

      You clearly know……nothing.

      • Clearly I know your don’t own or never driven a GT350R or GT500 CFTP, I own the 2013 BOSS 302 which Ford started all this Track Mustang mess with again. I know but don’t care if it’s US or UK model. I wasn’t pitching it against it on model but its competition the last Z/28 which has 505hp 481tq vs 480hp,420tq which you totally missed, Clearly your not as smart as U think U R 😜

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