2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe

MSRP $50,000 - $51,500

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 8, 2021

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Bringing back the legendary icon, Ford re-introduces the Mustang Mach 1 for the 2021 Model Year, it is set to be priced at $52,720 as its starting price. It will come equipped with a massive 5.0L V8 engine that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. One could also opt for an auto ten-speed transmission, either way, this mighty machine delivers its 480hp and 420lb-ft to the rear wheels. 

For the interiors the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 mostly retains the styling of a traditional Mustang, the Mach 1 doesn't seem to get any special offerings. However, one could go in for the optional packages that are available at an additional price tag. The exteriors on the other hand get a handsome offering of hardware and paint options, six optional colors at no additional charge, and one color, the Twister Orange at an additional $495.

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Pros

High-performance 5.0L V8

Various parts borrowed from Shelby models

Cons

Below average MPG figures

What's New?

All-new model, Relaunched after 17 years


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50000

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

163 mph

engine type

transmission

Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.9/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

63.7 in.

width

75.9 in.

height

54.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

84.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.2 sec.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Exterior video
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Detailed Review video

Trims

Base $50,000 onwards

5 L | V-8 |

  • Aluminum Front Door-Sill Scuff Plates
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob
  • Pony Projection Lamps
  • Unique 20" Dark Painted Wheels

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Colors and Styles

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe in Dark Highland Green Metallic color 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe in Ionic Silver Metallic color 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe in Race Red color
Dark Highland Green Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Maintenance, Reliability And Warranty

8.0

Engine And Performance

9.1

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.4

Exterior

8.5

Safety

9.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

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"As a whole, the new Mach 1 is a GT burger with a slice of GT350, a few strips of Boss, and a schmear of GT500 for good measure." - Motortrend

With a plan to build the best 5.0L V8 Mustang, Ford has decided to name the car after the legendary icon, Mach 1. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is offered at a base price of $52,720.  Ford also offers a Mustang Mach 1 Premium, starting at an MSRP of $54,315. The premium comes with enhanced interiors and exteriors but no difference in performance. Both the offerings see a 6-speed manual transmission and a generation of 480 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

Competing against the likes of Chevrolet Camaro LT1, BMW M2 Competition, and Dodge Challenger R/T. Mach 1 will finally hit the market around the spring of 2021 and we are just as much as excited as you are to know everything new about it. With the folks at Ford being tight-lipped about the life span of the Mach 1, let us see what we can expect from the new 2021 Mustang Mach 1.

021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe third quarter view
021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe third quarter view

8.0/10
Pricing and Features

9.1/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.4/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Pricing and Features

8.0/10

"The reborn icon finds its own niche in the Mustang hierarchy." - Motortrend

The Ford Mustang Mach 1 comes in only one trim level with a more powerful 5.0L V8 - 480 hp under its hood. Pricing for Mach 1 starts at $52,915. The Mach 1 will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission or with a 10-speed automatic transmission optional variant on offer. Further, Ford offers two optional packages with the 2021 Mustang Mach 1.

021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe side view

Handling Package; Opting for this package adds a  6-Speed Manual Transmission, higher downforce front splitter, front-wheel lip moldings, and rear tire spats from the Mustang Shelby GT500. The second package adds exclusive exterior and interior styling cues to the new Mach 1. Appearance Package - Satin Black side and hood stripes with reflective accent stripes in any of three colors: Red, White, and Orange, and exclusive Fighter Jet Gray color option. 

Model

Mustang Mach 1

MSRP(Manual)

$52,915 (incl. destination charges)

MSRP(Automatic)

N/A

Key Features

Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels

 

Doors still plates

 

The dark spindrift instrument panel with aluminum accents

 

White gear shift knob

 

Low gloss magnetic pony badge


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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Buying Advice

Since the 2021 Ford Mach 1 Mustang is a standalone model with no other trims on offer, we recommend the manual version equipped with a handling package. This makes the new Mach 1 the best muscle performer with a high head-turning quotient. The Mach 1 gets all the important features checked, plus there are additional packages to choose from.

 


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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Engine and Performance

9.1/10

"The Mach 1 returns for 2021 as Ford's most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang yet." - Caranddriver

The 2021 Mustang Mach 1's engine is borrowed from the Mustang Bullitt, which is a 5.0L V8 motor producing 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Mach 1 has equal horses as the Bullitt but is almost 20 hp more than the GT350. The Ford Mustang Mach 1 will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, with a 10-speed automatic transmission optional.

021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe 0-60 mph just in 4.2 sec.

The coupe also gains performance equipment from the Shelby GT350, including its intake manifold, oil-filter adapter, and engine oil cooler. The Mustang Mach 1 is a mixture of the best of everything, all the parts of different existing Mustang Models are put together to form the Mach 1, and performance looks top-notch, at least on paper.

021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe engine

The suspension is taken from the Performance Pack GT featuring MangeRide calibration, a stiffer steering 1-Shaft, stiffer sway bars, and front springs coupled with Brembo brakes which should make it a perfect track machine. Overall the car should perform supremely well because the best parts of all existing models are being put together to work in harmony with each other delivering a great driving experience.

Models

Mustang Mach 1

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Chevrolet Camaro LT1

BMW M2 Competition

MSRP

$52,915 (incld. dest.)

$40,000

$35,000

$59,000

Engine

5.0L Naturally Aspirated V8

6.4L Supercharged V8

6.2L Naturally Aspirated V8

3.0L Turbocharged In-line 6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power (hp@rpm)

480 hp @7,000 RPM

485 hp @6,100 RPM

455 hp @6,000 RPM

405 hp @5,230 RPM

Torque (lb-ft@rpm)

420 lb-ft @4,600 RPM

475 lb-ft @4,100 RPM

455 lb-ft @4,400 RPM

406 lb-ft @2,350 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.2 sec

4.2 sec

4.0 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter Mile (seconds)

12.2 sec

11.7 sec

12.1 sec

12.5 sec

Top Speed (mph)

163 MPH

203 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

60-0 MPH (in feet)

94 ft

117 ft

107 ft

109 ft

The Dodge Challenger R/T offers the most power, torque, and engine displacement on offer followed by the Camaro in terms of performance and price. These two cars have been reigning supreme in terms of power and torque figures. The coupe with the highest price is the BMW M2, its performance figures seem subpar in comparison to the American Muscle for the price.


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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Fuel Economy

6.0/10

"The Mustang doesn’t try to hide its appetite for octane." - Thecarconnection

Neither Ford nor EPA has released the fuel economy ratings of the 2021 Ford Mach 1 Mustang. However, the Mach 1 coupe is powered by the same engine as the Bullitt so is expected to have similar MPG ratings.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Side view

The Mustang Bullitt has an EPA fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, it comes with a mileage roughly near to the Bullitt. However, its able competitors put up better gas mileage.

Model

Mustang Mach 1

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Chevrolet Camaro LT1

BMW M2 Competition

MPG (City)

15

14

16

18

MPG (Highway)

22

23

26

25

MPG (Combined)

17

17

21

20

Fuel Capacity

N/A

18.5

19

13.7

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

N/A

259/426/314

304/456/399

247/343/274

The Bullitt Mustang has a 16-gallon fuel tank capacity. Although equipped with the same engine, other components like the suspension and the type of transmission you use might vary the mileage. The Camaro LT1 with the almost same power as the Challenger R/T offers better gas mileage than the latter.


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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Interior

7.4/10

"Unlike the exterior, you shouldn't expect to see any drastic changes inside the cabin of the Mach 1. It still looks very much like other Mustang models, albeit the higher-end versions." - Carbuzz

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1's cabin looks much like other Mustangs but the most notable difference is a dark spindrift dashboard with aluminum accents. If you opt for the available leather package then you should get accent strips on seats which take back to the old 1969 Mach 1. Few other Mach 1 specific upgrades include new door sill plates, a white cue ball shift knob, an engraved badging that displays vehicles' unique chassis number, and a unique splash screen for the 12.3-inch infotainment display.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Seats

The new Ford Mustang Mach 1’s interior has a good build quality and feels of high-end versions Mustangs. However, what we know is that Ford is going to add a few bits which take it back to the old 1969 Mach 1 like the white gear lever knob, to bring the nostalgic feeling. The appearance package should add even more bits of the old Mach 1 yet keeping it modern at the same time.

Model

Mustang Mach 1

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Chevrolet Camaro LT1

BMW M2 Competition

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.6/56.3/45.1

39.3/58.5/42.0

38.5/55.0/43.9

40.1/54.4/41.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

34.8/52.2/29.0

37.1/53.9.33.1

33.5/50.3/29.9

36.5/53.4/33.0

The rear-row of seats is practically for extra space in addition to its boot. Even though all cars have different interior dimensions, all of them have perfect ergonomics and space to comfortably seat 2 people for city, highway, and track driving. However, the Challenger comes with the roomiest cabins of them all.

Since the new Ford Mustang Mach 1 is based on the Bullitt, it is expected to have a similar tunk capacity of 13.5 cubes. The cargo space is reasonable for it to become a practical daily driver, predominantly when the rear seats are folded for extra storage. In terms of connectivity, the Mustang gets FordPass Connect, a hardwired 4G LTE Wi-Fi system, Bluetooth and USB allows your smart device connection. Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility come standard. A 9-speaker sound system with an amplifier keeps the drive entertained with acoustic notes. Key Infotainment features include:

  • 9-speaker sound system with amplifier
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • FordPass Connect
  • FordPass
  • Two smart-charging USB ports

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 basic Coupe cockpit area
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 basic Coupe cockpit area
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 basic Coupe steering wheel
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 basic Coupe cockpit area emblem
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 basic Coupe cockpit area

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Exterior

8.5/10

" Darkened Mach 1 badges are shotgunned around the exterior, most notably on the front fender and the center of the trunklid; they're complemented by a black hood stripe." - Motortrend

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 gets unique exterior styling than other Mustangs. The most noticeable difference include unique badging, graphics package, 19-inch wheels, and unique front-end design. The front bumper has been re-sculpted for extra downforce and for better cooling. Taking cues from the GT500, the Mach 1's vents in the front bumper, the hood, the decals on the side, the rear diffuser helps in faster cooling. Adding the handling package increased the downforce by 150%.

021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe third-quarter view

Few elements like wheels are one of the best that we’ve ever seen on a Mustang, and being a parts beam car, the rear spoiler is sourced from the GT500 also looks great with 22% more downforce than that of the GT. The revised front grille looks extremely menacing and the typical Mustang LED headlights complement the looks and elevate the aesthetics to another level.

Model

Ford Mustang Mach 1

Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Chevrolet Camaro LT1

BMW M2 Competition

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

4234 lbs.

3619 lbs

3600 lbs

Length (inches)

188.3"

197.9"

188.3"

176.2"

Width (inches)

75.4"

75.7"

74.7"

73.0"

Height (inches)

54.4"

57.7"

53.1"

55.5"

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

5.2"

3.5"

4.6"

Wheelbase (inches)

107.1"

116.2"

110.7"

106.0"

The shorter wheelbase is being carried over to the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 as well, Mustangs are known to offer one of the shortest wheelbases in its segment which affects its handling characteristics. Challenger on the other hand drives phenomenally well on straights and not so much on the corners with the longest wheelbase on offer.


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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 basic Coupe cockpit area front view
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 basic Coupe right side view

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Safety

9.0/10

"The Ford Mustang earns good NHTSA scores and gains standard safety equipment." - Thecarconnection

The Ford Mustangs are backed by commendable crash-test ratings from the federal safety rating agencies, and the track-ready Mach 1 should follow the trend. The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 has not been crash-tested by either NHTSA or IIHS, so it is tough to give a concrete idea about its safety, however, anything above 4 stars is most likely to be expected from the 2021 model year. The Bullitt and the basic Mustang (2021) received the highest five-star safety rating from NHTSA. 

However, the 2021 Ford Mustang scored the maximum 5/5 stars by NHTSA and gained maximum possible scores by IIHS except for one parameter. A few of the imperative safety features are listed below:

  • 3-point safety belt restraint system for all seating positions
  • Glove-Box-Door-Integrated Knee Airbag 
  • AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Belt-Minder front safety belt reminder
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • LATCH Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children
  • Personal Safety System for driver and front passenger

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Competition

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Vs. Chevrolet Camaro LT1

Both cars have been neck-to-neck in terms of competition, both trying their best to deliver thrilling experiences to their customers. However, the 5.0L Naturally Aspirated V8 of the Mustang is no match for the massive 6.2L Naturally Aspirated V8 which goes like a rocket, also the Chevy Camaro LT1 feels more “American” than the Mustang. Even in terms of Gearbox, the automatic transmission is miles better than the one offered in the Mustang. Overall, the Camaro drives and feels much better.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro LT1

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Vs. BMW M2 Competition

Both cars are well designed for track use which performs supremely well, the BMW M2 Competition offers a more pleasant feel with a superior interior quality and built. The Mustang, on the other hand, delivers more power and torque. Both cars perform excellently well in their areas, however, if you want a track-focused car that makes you disappear every time you downshift and make heads turn every time you rev then the Mustang is the car for you.

2020 BMW M2 Competition

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Vs. Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

To be blunt, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 is no match for the Challenger. If you thought the Camaro had a massive engine then brace yourself as the 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack gets a huge 6.4L Supercharged V8 which scares the hell out of everyone. Challenger is one such car that makes Miles feel like inches.

2020 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

 


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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Final Verdict

Although being a track-focused car the Ford Mustang Mach 1 can also be driven on roads with ease drawing all the attention you need. Mach 1 has only one flaw which is its transmission, if Ford could get the transmission right then the 2021 Mach 1 gives its other competitors a run for their money. Overall, the car is designed supremely well by adding all the necessary nostalgic ingredients and punchy performance equipment. Compared to the Mustang GT, the Mustang Mach 1 comes with an extra 20 horsepower and similar torque. The exterior styling is notably different from the GT models. Also, the unique appearance details and some real performance upgrades to the Mach1 are borrowed from its Shelby-badged stablemates.


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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 FAQs

How much will the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 cost?

Ford has opened orders for the limited edition Mustang Mach 1, which has a price tag starting from $52,915.

How fast does a 2021 Mustang Mach 1 go?

The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is quicker than the GT and hits the 0-60 mpg drag race in around 4.2 seconds and goes to a top speed of up to 163 mph.

What powers a Ford Mustang Mach 1?

The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 powered by a 480-hp 5.0-liter V-8 with a standard six-speed manual transmission from the Shelby GT350, though a 10-speed automatic is available.

How is the warranty offering of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1?

The warranty offering of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 includes:

  • Three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty
  • Five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • Eight-years or 100,000-miles component warranty

What are the shades offered for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach1?

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is offered in seven shades, namely, Race Red, Velocity Blue, Iconic Silver, Grabber Yellow, Oxford White, Shadow Black. The Seventh shade is made available at an additional charge of $495, Twister Orange 

2021 Ford Mustang Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.5

based on 2 ratings


8.0/10 Features
7.5/10 Interiors
9.0/10 Design
7.5/10 Safety
8.5/10 Reliability
7.5/10 Deal Value

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Glen Benson II

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe

2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 10, 2021

Legend reborn

Pros - Legendary looks, very appealing, excellent driving experience,

Cons - Not a thing

get one The driveability is absolutely fun hands down 19" 5 spke dark aluminum rims fitted to michelin pilot sport 4s rubber, the manual shifter brings the feel of driving a vehcile whcih means so much to me from my childhood The balck leather seats along with orange stiching is just beautiful, the bucket seats are good to sink in, you get a good veiw from the cabin. Everything is beautifuly arranged. the design is very appealing, I have been a fan of mustang and always wanted to own one ford's co-pilot 360 indeed Got a discount of $2000 and buying price was $52240 very good

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Jose

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe

2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 6M)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 10, 2021

Mach1 the magic of mustang

Pros - Sporty design, good aesthetics inside and sheer driving pleasure

Cons - Yet to find one

but it fun to drive, the best I have driven yet, everything is just great with the handling package you get the orangish strip in the hood and the sides which add to the looks Aesthetically beautiful and clean inside The dsign is a bit refreshed one but for the better good, now it's more appealing with grey and white color, sits on dark sport rims with huge brake callipers visible and sharp lines test ratings are not avalble yet but it gets standard safety features on board very much leased it at a good rate very good

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
9/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
9/10
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