When the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 debuted last summer, FoMoCo said that its reborn pony car variant would launch this spring. We’re certainly not quite there yet, but in a pleasant surprise, Ford just confirmed that the very first examples of the Mach 1 are leaving the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant this week, and should land in dealerships very soon.
As Ford Authority exclusively reported back in November, Ford Mustang models equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are not produced during the cold winter months of November through February in Flat Rock, Michigan, as they feature a very soft compound, which can cause slippage during certification runs and problems loading the vehicles onto the rail cars for delivery.
Since the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with the Handling Package comes equipped from the factory with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, it’s likely that this first batch of cars does not include any with the optional package. However, this schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions, so it is certainly possible.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is powered by a modified version of Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8, which produces 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Transmission options consist of Tremec’s 3160 6-speed manual and Ford’s 10-speed automatic gearbox, the latter of which will be available in conjunction with the Handling Package.
Underneath, the Mach 1 features the 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.
The base Mach 1 rides on new 19-inch x 9.5-inch and 19-inch x 10-inch five-spoke Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels, while the Handling Package comes with 19-inch x 10.5-inch front, and 19-inch x 11-inch rear Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels. Both models also feature a host of additional aero bits that increase downforce to aid impressive track performance.
The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 will start out at $52,915, including destination and delivery, while the Handling Package adds another $3,500 to bring that base MSRP up to $56,415.
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I just got my conformation E-Mail from Ford that my build week is March 29, can’t wait. Ordered Fighter Jet Gray, loaded with all the options. Going to be a good summer.
Local Ford-Roush dealer has a like new 2013 Boss 302 for sale that grabbed my attention. Knowing the Mach 1 is an updated version of the Boss…..
I like this New Mach 1 but I don’t understand why it doesn’t get a set of Brembo brakes and larger rotors for the rear as well. This is a track focused model after all with a price tag easily north of
60k with options. The rear brakes look like what is on my Fusion Sport.
Soon ? Put down the pipe Foote before you hurt yourself. Classic example of journalism bull sh*t at it’s finest. The end of March is not as you imply soon. I already have my serial # from Ford and am looking at the end of March to the beginning of May. Do the math ………….. Also, Ford has told the dealer network only buyer orders will be initially produced. No lot orders !
Meant to say April …………. My bad