New Ford Mustang Mach 1 on sale within the UK now from £55,185
It’s powered by a tuned model of the usual Mustang’s naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine, with a brand new throttle physique, a freer-flowing exhaust system, a reflashed ECU and the identical open-air induction system beforehand restricted to the US market-only Shelby GT350.
The Mach 1 additionally will get an auxiliary oil cooler (once more shared with the GT350), which is designed to take care of a relentless engine temperature beneath extended heavy load, resembling monitor use. All of those upgrades give the Mach 1 an output of 454bhp and 529Nm of torque.
As normal, the engine is hitched to a Tremec six-speed guide gearbox, though a 10-speed computerized could be fitted as a substitute, for an additional £2,000. No matter which transmission the client opts for, the Mach 1 additionally will get a limited-slip differential and an additional gearbox cooler for added reliability on the monitor.
The muscle automotive’s chassis is propped up by a recent set of adjustable dampers, tougher springs and tighter anti-roll bars, in addition to a number of adjustable suspension elements which Ford says makes the Mach 1 sharper to drive. Ford bolted on the identical subframes discovered on the Shelby GT350 and GT500, too.
Ford has additionally fitted some beauty tweaks, together with a brand new two-piece higher grille, a brand new entrance splitter and a rear diffuser, all of which contribute to a 22 per cent acquire in downforce in contrast with the common Mustang GT. Consumers may specify a set of 19-inch alloy wheels for an additional £900.
The cabin additionally will get a few tweaks, resembling a set of leather-based sports activities seats, a white cue-ball gear knob and a singular plaque which carries the automotive’s chassis quantity.
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