US manufacturer brings Mach 1 back

Ford is reflecting on the roots of the Mustang: While the model is just coming to the charging stations as Mach-E, the US manufacturer is now bringing the sports car back as Mach 1 from the 1970s.

The Ford Mustang flexes its muscles again. The US automaker is now also offering the model under the name Mustang Mach-E as an electric SUV. But the sports car is still available as a coupé and convertible with a V8 engine – and now a particularly sporty edition follows.

For this, Ford is bringing back the Mach 1, which was first introduced in 1969 and is now on the market at prices from 60,800 euros. Only available as a coupé, according to the manufacturer, it offers, among other things, a tighter set-up and better driving performance.

This is made possible with the help of a five-liter engine that has been increased to 338 kW / 460 PS. There is also a choice of a more closely graduated six-speed gearbox or a newly programmed ten-speed automatic.

Ford Mustang Mach 1: The original first hit the market in 1969. (Source: Eibner / imago images)

Sharpened in this way, the Mach 1 manages the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in at best 4.4 seconds and reaches a maximum of 267 km / h. Ford specifies the standard consumption of up to 13.1 liters (311 g / km CO2). The new aerodynamics should provide more than 20 percent more downforce.

Ford Mustang: Special series for a short time

The Mach 1 can be recognized immediately by the black stripes on the flanks and on the bonnet as well as by the Mach 1 logos. The eight available color combinations include garish tones like Grabber yellow.

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As with the Bullitt model in 2020, interested Mustang fans have to be quick when buying: According to Ford, the Mach 1 is also a special series that will only be built for a limited time.

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