Ford Mustang Mach 1 Also Replaces Mustang GT Performance Package 2

  • Ford Mustang Mach 1 Also Replaces Mustang GT Performance Package 2

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Also Replaces Mustang GT Performance Package 2

Visually, the Mach 1 brandishes a series of retro-inspired styling cues including a redesigned front grille with faux lamp elements, a more aggressive lower chin and intake combination with two new side grilles, low-gloss Mustang pony badge, unique darkened body and bonnet decals and more aggressive aero features created to increase downforce.

Of course, one big distinction between the new Mach 1 and the now dead GT350 is the engine.

"Achieving Mach 1 for the first time was a significant human feat", he said. Despite releasing the base price, Ford isn't disclosing pricing on its optional features, which includes a Handling Package that's available with the Tremec six-speed transmission.

Once again back to offer more Mustang performance but without the Shelby badge, the new Mach 1 will arrive in Aussie showrooms next year featuring more aggressive styling and additional firepower. You can place an order by calling your local Ford dealer as, no, there won't be any online reservation system for this model. After 2020, the GT350 is being replaced by the Mach 1.

The interior features a unique Dark Spindrift instrument panel with aluminum accents.

Remember, even the Mach 1 didn't disappear forever.

The Mach 1 engineering and design teams worked in tandem to develop a front end unique to the Mach 1 persona that also meets the high aerodynamic demands of the engine, transmission and braking systems.

A new two-piece upper grille, lower grille and valance, and new side grilles, all contribute to Mach 1's signature look and more demanding aero and cooling performance requirements.

Losing the Performance Package 2 also means that the Mustang doesn't have a direct competitor for the Chevrolet Camaro SS with the 1LE option, now priced at $45,495.

I want to hear your thoughts on the Mach 1. It also borrows subframe, suspension and body parts from the GT350 and GT500 bins, along with the latter's rear-axle cooling system. Large underwing features in the belly pan increase downforce, while special belly pan airfoils in the brake cooling ramps improve downforce and assist the brake cooling flow - a first for Mustang. Before options, the Mach 1 will start at $52,915, including the $1,195 destination charge.

Unlike the Bullitt however, the Mach 1 will be available with the familiar line-up of Mustang transmissions, those being a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic, however both units have been upgraded with parts borrowed from the US-only Shelby GT350.

Horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard.