17 October 2020

New Mustang Mach 1 for Europe

A high performance version of Ford's iconic Mustang is to be made available to European customers for the first time, writes Brian Byrne.

The Mustang Mach 1 will have a 460hp V8 under the hood matched to a special 6-speed manual transmission with rev-matching technology for faster downshifts. A retuned version of Ford's 10-speed automatic will also be available.

Retuned MagnetRide dampers and special springs will make the Mustang Mach 1 the best-handling version of the model, both for track and on-road use, according to Ford. Aerodynamic changes have been made to the front and sides to help the car cope with the increased performance potential.

The model is a nameplate derivative first used in the 1960s and 1970s for high performance versions of the car. The new Mustang Mach 1 debuted at the weekend at the Goodwood SpeedWeek event held behind closed doors for a global online audience.

There are no indications of price or availability for Ireland of this limited edition.