New this year, the soul-stirring 2021 Mustang Mach 1 is the most elite model powered by the captivating 5.0-liter V8. The Mach 1’s streamlined design and exterior styling cues celebrate a legacy that dates back more than five decades. But where does it fall into the pony car lineup?
The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 is built to serve as a bridge between the GT and Shelby models. In this model comparison we stack the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 against the 2021 Ford Mustang GT at Akins Ford to see where the advantages lie. Let’s dive in:
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
2021 Ford Mustang GT
|5.0-liter V8||Base Engine||5.0-liter V8|
|480 horsepower||Engine Output||460 horsepower|
|166 mph||Top Speed||155 mph|
So, how does the new 2021 Mustang Mach 1 split the difference between the Mustang GT and the top-rung Shelby model? The 2021 Mach 1 may have the same 5.0-liter V8, but it pulls out 20 more ponies than a standard Mustang GT thanks largely to a revised intake manifold, oil filter adapter, and engine oil cooler. Both the Mach 1 and the GT have 420 pound-feet of torque on tap.
Borrowed from the GT350, the 2021 Mach 1 also gains a standard six-speed manual transmission for the purists and a smooth rev-matching system. Stiffer sway bars, springs, and bushings all pulled straight from the Shelby GT500 also work to give the Mach 1 a one up from the GT. The Mustang Mach 1’s retro guise isn’t all for your viewing pleasure. The restyled exterior also gives a wind-splitting advantage and allows for 22% more downforce than a Mustang GT, even with the Performance Pack 1 add-on.
Interested in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1? You can test drive the newest Ford Mustang models when you visit Georgia’s largest Ford inventory at Akins Ford.