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2021 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 ON SALE IN EUROPE

Posted by Matt Bell on 15th March 2021

The latest iteration of the Ford Mustang, the 2021 Mach 1, is now on sale in Europe and starts from £55,185, with deliveries beginning in the summer.

Powered by an uprated V8 producing 454bhp and 390lb ft, the new Mustang Mach 1 is Ford’s fastest ever production Mustang offered to the European market around a track, according to the marque. To make that power, it gets a new intake manifold, oil cooler and oil filter adaptor from the Shelby GT500, as well as an 87mm throttle body.

The new Mach 1 bridges the gap between the base V8 model, now the only engine offered in Europe after Ford dropped the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, and the highly-tuned Shelby GT500. It effectively replaces the GT350, which was taken off sale last year.

Alongside the power increases, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 also comes with aerodynamic tweaks, the most obvious of which is the shark-nosed front end including a 3D grille, fake retro lights and new air intakes. Alongside a bigger underbody chassis tray, a total of 22% more downforce is generated by the Mach 1 over the Performance Pack-optioned Mustang GT.

Elsewhere in the looks department, the 2021 Mach 1 gets Magnum 500-inspired 19-inch aluminium wheels.

Thankfully for purists, the Mustang Mach 1 gets a six-speed manual gearbox from Shelby as standard, which includes rev-matching. A 10-speed auto is available as an option for £2000.

As standard, the Mach 1 comes with Ford MagneRide adjustable dampers, which are uniquely tuned to this car, as well as stiffer front springs and anti-roll bars, alongside retuned power steering.

For those wanting more of a track experience, an optional Handling Package is available, which comes with wider 10.5 inch wheels (9.5in standard option), as well as a larger front splitter, reshaped front wheel lip mouldings, a Gurney flap and tyre spats. This all helps to deliver an impressive 128% more downforce over the regular Mustang GT.

On sale now from £55,185, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 deliveries begin in the summer.