New Ford Mustang Mach 1 on sale in the UK now from £55,185

The track-focused Ford Mustang Mach 1 comes with a 454bhp 5.0-litre V8 and a six-speed manual gearbox

The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 is available to order in the UK now, priced from £55,185. The new model offers improved handling, some racy cosmetics and, for the first time for British buyers, the option of a six-speed manual gearbox.

It’s powered by a tuned version of the standard Mustang’s naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine, with a new throttle body, a freer-flowing exhaust system, a reflashed ECU and the same open-air induction system previously restricted to the US market-only Shelby GT350.

The Mach 1 also gets an auxiliary oil cooler (again shared with the GT350), which is designed to maintain a constant engine temperature under prolonged heavy load, such as track use. All of these upgrades give the Mach 1 an output of 454bhp and 529Nm of torque.

As standard, the engine is hitched to a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox, although a 10-speed automatic can be fitted instead, for an extra £2,000. Regardless of which transmission the buyer opts for, the Mach 1 also gets a limited-slip differential and an extra gearbox cooler for added reliability on the track.

The muscle car’s chassis is propped up by a fresh set of adjustable dampers, harder springs and tighter anti-roll bars, as well as a host of adjustable suspension components which Ford says makes the Mach 1 sharper to drive. Ford bolted on the same subframes found on the Shelby GT350 and GT500, too.

Ford has also fitted some cosmetic tweaks, including a new two-piece upper grille, a new front splitter and a rear diffuser, all of which contribute to a 22 per cent gain in downforce compared with the regular Mustang GT. Buyers can also specify a set of 19-inch alloy wheels for an extra £900.

The cabin also gets a couple of tweaks, such as a set of leather sports seats, a white cue-ball gear knob and a unique plaque which carries the car’s chassis number.

Click here for our review of the Ford Mustang Bullitt...

Recommended

New 2022 BMW M2 to blast in with over 400bhp
BMW M2 spy - front
BMW 2 Series Coupe

New 2022 BMW M2 to blast in with over 400bhp

Detuned version of the M3’s 3.0-litre straight-six engine will slot into the upcoming BMW M2
3 Aug 2021
New Cupra Formentor: prices and specs adjusted
Cupra Formentor
News

New Cupra Formentor: prices and specs adjusted

Cupra has added a few hundred pounds to the price of its Formentor SUV, along with a couple of new optional extras
2 Jul 2021
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro unveiled as 1,000bhp track weapon
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro - front
Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro unveiled as 1,000bhp track weapon

Track-only Aston Martin Valkyrie features some aggressive aero, while it V12 engine does without the hybrid system found on the road car
28 Jun 2021
New Nissan 400Z sports car spied for the first time
Nissan 400Z - spy
Nissan 370Z

New Nissan 400Z sports car spied for the first time

Nissan's new 400Z has been caught on camera in heavy camouflage
27 May 2021

Most Popular

New Dacia Duster facelift priced from £13,995
Dacia Duster facelift - front
Dacia Duster

New Dacia Duster facelift priced from £13,995

The Dacia Duster has been updated for 2021 with subtle design tweaks and a new eight-inch infotainment screen
2 Aug 2021
New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover
Volkswagen Taigo R-Line - front
Volkswagen Taigo

New 2021 Volkswagen Taigo coupe-SUV breaks cover

The new VW Taigo is a sportier, more aggressive looking version of the brand’s T-Cross and is aimed at lifestyle buyers
29 Jul 2021
'Formula E could be on course for victory in its battle with F1'
Formula E opinion
Opinion

'Formula E could be on course for victory in its battle with F1'

Mike Rutherford thinks there can only be one winner out of Formula One and Formula E
1 Aug 2021