Next Generation 2017 Mustang Mach 1 The Track Car Is Back


As you might know from the history, Mach 1 was the modification of classic Mustang from 1970s. However, the name has not forgotten, and some of the modern generation Mustangs recieved it. As well as the latest one,  debuted in 2015. 2017 Ford Mustang Mach 1 should be placed in model hierarchy between V8 powered GT and extreme Shelby GT350. The exact release date of the new modifications of Mustang is not specified. It is expected on late 2016 or at least early 2017. The debut might be held on one of the North American auto shows. Although, some sources claim that it is more likely to be released as 2018 model year car.

The price for Mach 1 modification will be around $10,000 more than standard GT, however much less than GT350. It is expected in the range of $45,000 – 50,000.

Release date: late 2016 – early 2017

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A Few New Strokes

It is unknown what stylistic differences Mach 1 will get in comparison with Mustang GT, however according to spy shots, it features remodified front bumper with adjustable front spoiler with splitter, new side skirts, 19-inch alloy wheels. It also features larger spoiler on the trunklid. One more change in the rear – new rear splitter integrated in rear bumper, specially designed to fit the new 4-pipe double exhaust system. We could also expect from 2017 Ford Mustang Mach 1 a new color schemes, and probably a redesigned hood with large air intake.

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2017 Mustang Mach 1 Interior

The interior of Mach 1 is unlikely to undergo major changes. As many other Mustang modifications of the past, it will likely get new more sporty bucket seats, different trimming, probably a D-shaped steering wheel and extra gauges on dashboard. And definitely a few badges just to remind an owner he is inside of Mach 1.

Look at the pictures of the 2018 Ford Mustang interior design

Mustang Mach 1 2017 Get More Power, Obviously

2017 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is built mainly to compete with Chevy’s Camaro 1LE modification, which has V8 producing 455 hp. In contrast, 8-cylinder engine of GT version Mustang develops only 435 horsepower. New exhaust system and retuned ECU might solve this problem easily, boost Mustang power up to 450 hp or even more.

However, the exact information regarding performance characteristics of the car will be available only before the release of a vehicle.

Mustang Mach 1 Brand History

Mach 1 was a option package oriented mainly for performance increase purposes. It firstly debutes on 1969 model year car and keep on production until 1978, changing along with generation switch. Then the brand was reborn in restyled 4th generation Mustang, but only for one year – from 2003 to 2004. It has similar styling with original car from late 60s.

In overall Ford history Mach 1 naming debuted in 1959 concept car Levacar MACH-1.

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Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.4
  • Performance5
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy3.8

Upcoming Mach 1 Mustang will be a great successor to the legend of the past. And of course, one more Mustang modification to choose from.

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