Ford has revealed the new Mustang Mach 1, a new performance version of America’s bestselling pony car to fill the gap between the GT and Shelby GT350. The Mach 1 combines a powertrain derived from that of the GT with a range of chassis and cooling updates from the Shelby models, plus some bespoke styling elements. Unfortunately, the Mach 1 isn’t likely to reach the UK.
As mentioned above, the Mach 1 is powered by the same 5-litre ‘Coyote’ V8 engine as the GT, but features a range of ancillary updates which raise power from the standard GT’s 444bhp to 480bhp at a lofty 7000rpm; torque is also up 27lb ft to 420lb ft at 4500rpm. This extra performance has been liberated thanks to a re-booted ECU in conjunction with the intake manifold, engine oil cooler and upgraded cooling lines from the Shelby GT350.
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