The all-new 2017 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is made to bring the long needed refreshment to the pretty straightforward muscle car world. It will feature aggressive and muscular design, something every muscle car needs, but will possess some supercar genes, as well, that will distinguish it from the rest of the competition.
Not much is known about this model with 100 percent certainty. The fans are kept in the dark, but we hope to seeing some official information regarding the model and we surely won’t be disappointed.
2017 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Engine and Performance
The most recent incarnation of the Ford Mustang Mach 1 was the 2004-year model, that utilized a 4.6-liter V8 engine, capable of delivering 305 horsepower, with the peak output of 320 pounds-feet of torque. 12 years have passed since that model came up and many revolutionary technological advancements have been made in terms of engine technology.
That being said, we expect to see something truly amazing beneath the new Mustang’s hood. The model such as Mach 1 deserves something really powerful and, luckily, Ford has something like that to offer.
Logical thinking tells us that a good fit might be the last year’s Shelby GT500’s 5.8-liter supercharged Trinity V8, capable of delivering 662 horsepower, with a maximum output of 631 pounds-feet of torque.
Although already quite powerful, some modifications to the engine will likely be made, if the choice comes down to it. Another option might include a technically improved version of the 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8 engine, featured in the newest Ford Mustang GT350, that is able to output more than 500 horses.
The name Mach 1 kind of tells us that the engine will be more powerful than that and the 5.8-liter version feels like a better fit. As far as the transmission is concerned, 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission system will most likely be installed.
Exterior and Design of Ford Mustang Mach 1
Exterior wise, we don’t expect to see many new elements, compared to the newest muscle cars Ford has to offer and comparing the design to the 2004 version of the model doesn’t make much sense.
On the front, we expect to see a massive front bumper, with wide and slim air-intake opening, as well as air openings on each side of the bumper with slots for possibly round-shaped fog lights.
The front signature grille is less likely to be changed in any way. The headlights will surely feature sharp edges and modern LED daytime running lamps pattern.
Ford Mustang Mach 1 Interior and Features
The new Mach 1 will surely offer many features on the inside. Starting from the cabin, we will certainly see leather upholstery and hi-tech dashboard with many buttons and switches, a leather-coated sporty steering wheel, aluminum or chrome trim elements and other stuff that will bring up the luxuriousness of the car.
Tech-wise, we expect to see the Ford’s famous infotainment system, probably an 8-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and many safety features including ABS, airbags, driving and parking assistance among others.
Price and Release Date for 2017 Ford Mustang Mach 1
The release date for the new Mach 1 is not yet known, but it is safe enough to say that we may expect the new model to arrive by the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.
Regarding the price, the starting price point is likely to be set at around $30,000.