2018 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Keep Traditions
Ford introduced the Mach 1 as a special edition of the Mustang back in 1969, possibly as just another way of trying to capture more of the market share, rather than offering something special. The Mustang line of cars is ultra important to Ford, aside from the F-150, they are Ford’s best selling line.
For 2018, Ford will be bringing back the Mach 1 brand with another special which is expected to only last for a year or two at the most.
No official information has yet been released for the new model, but it’s been seen testing on public highways, so that means two things; we have an idea of what Ford will be releasing and that it can’t be that far away timewise.
2018 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Release date
Ford will look to release the 2018 Ford Mustang Mach 1 sometime in late 2017, just in time to be considered as the 2018 model. We don’t think it will happen any time before September.
2018 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Price
We can only really guess at the price because FoMoCo have remained very tight lipped about the Mach 1, but given that the 2017 Mustang starts at about $41,000, we’d expect to see the price in the region of $45,000.
2018 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Redesign and Changes
The Mach 1 is expected to slot between the Mustang GT (with 435 BHP) and the Shelby GT350 (with 526 BHP). This should mean that the 5.0 liter V8 will get some tweaking to increase power over the GT; if we look at the last model (back in 2003), the Mach 1 had a further 30 BHP over the standard version, so we’re expecting similar – possibly around 470 BHP on the dyno.
It’s thought that Ford will be offering the Mach 1 with an all new 10-speed auto transmission.
To go with the extra power, and to add a little extra something, Ford have clearly added some aero aids and toys; a large front splitter is visible on the spy photo, what we don’t know is whether that splitter is adjustable or not. They’ve also added a rear wing to the deck, but in a subtle way – certainly not all fast & furious (thankfully).
There’s other subtle styling clues as well; a quad exhaust with restyled rear diffuser, revised front end including lighting, grille and bumper and then we have mechanical upgrades such as a beefier rear axle.
We’re looking forward to the release of the Mach 1, if it’s anything like its predecessor, it’ll be a winner.