2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1


2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Review: The Mach Is Back!

The all-new Ford Mustang Mach 1 is built for the same reason the 1969 original was constructed: to fill a gap. While it may not seem like there is a gap to fill, there is a case to be made for a more hardcore non-Shelby Mustang in the USA. The standard GT is more cruiser than bruiser and the Shelby GT500 retails for nearly $73,000. The GT350, you ask? Well, that's no longer in production.

The Mach 1 badge has been dormant since 2004, but it makes a spectacular return for 2021 in the form of a 480-horsepower track-oriented 'Stang that effectively replaces both the limited-edition Mustang Bullitt and the GT350. It's a Franken-Stang of sorts that pulls parts from both of these, sending the power from its 5.0-liter V8 to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission from Tremec or an optional ten-speed auto. Retailing at $53,400, it's nearly $6,000 cheaper than the now-defunct GT350. The Chevrolet Camaro doesn't have a trim that directly rivals this, which means if you're looking for an alternative, the closest thing you'll find is the BMW M2. The Mach might be back, but it's going to have to be better than ever to shine in such company.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Changes: πŸš™What’s the difference vs 2020 Ford Mustang Mach 1?

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a new addition to the Mustang range, reviving the name that has been stagnant since 2004 and effectively replacing the discontinued Bullitt. This particular model comes with its unique badges, exterior graphics, front-end design, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 has been tuned to deliver an additional 20 hp over the regular GT, but the Mach 1's main focus is handling. It also borrows a few engine bits from the GT350 and comes as standard with Magneride Dampers and powerful Brembo brakes.

Pros and Cons

  • Worthy GT350 successor
  • Handles extremely well
  • Easy to live with daily
  • Much cooler than the standard GT
  • It comes with a manual transmission
  • Strong competition
  • Doesn't have the Voodoo engine from the GT350
  • Handling Pack is optional

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Mach 1 Coupe
5.0L V8 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
Mach 1 Premium Coupe
5.0L V8 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive

Mustang Mach 1 Exterior

There are more than enough differences to set the Mach 1 apart from the rest of the range. It comes with a model-specific graphics package (the colors depend on the exterior hue) and Mach 1 badging on its flanks and buttocks. All three alloy wheel designs are unique to the Mach 1, while the new front end will have you move out of its way much quicker thanks to a striking double-O design. It's been redesigned for better cooling and improved downforce, and there are two blank spaces for spotlights in case you want to mimic the original Mach 1 completely. A set of 19-inch wheels is standard on both models.

Add the $3,750 Handling Package, and it stands out even more. It gets a fixed rear wing, a front splitter, and a black rear-wheel lip molding. The Premium model also has access to the Mach 1 Appearance Package, costing $1,250. This includes a Fighter Jet Gray exterior paint, an ebony/orange interior, orange brake calipers, a unique front seatback color, and unique hood and side stripes.

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The Mach 1 uses the same 107.1-inch wheelbase as the rest of the range. It's shorter than the Shelby GT500 at 188.5 inches, and is as tall as the Fastback at 54.3 inches. The rest of its exterior dimensions match the standard Mustang, right down to the 62.4-inch front and 65.1-inch rear tracks. The width, including the mirrors, is 81.9 inches while, at its widest point, the body itself is 75.4 inches wide. The claimed curb weight is 3,868 pounds for the manual, and 3,913 for the automatic.

  • Length 188.3 in
  • Wheelbase 107.1 in
  • Height 54.4 in
  • Max Width 75.4 in
  • Front Width 62.3 in
  • Rear Width 64.9 in

Exterior Colors

The color palette is eight colors strong, and almost all of the colors are wild. Twister Orange is the only standard extra-cost option, adding $495 to the price. The Premium adds Fighter Jet Gray, but only with the pricey Mach 1 appearance package. No-cost options include Race Red, Velocity Blue, Iconic Silver, Grabber Yellow, Oxford White, and Shadow Black. The base model's Hood Tape Stripe and the Racing Stripe are available in black with white lining or black with red lining. The Premium with the appearance package gets black/orange striping. Black and red are automatically selected for Iconic Silver, Oxford White, and Shadow Black, while the rest get the black/white combo. You can also have the brake calipers painted red for an additional $495.

  • Twister Orange Tri-Coat
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Shadow Black
  • Fighter Jet Gray
  • Grabber Yellow

Mustang Mach 1 Performance

Previously, if you wanted a track-focused Mustang, you went for the Shelby GT350. This was equipped with the famous Voodoo V8, which had the same basic layout as the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 but was fitted with a flat-plane crankshaft. Ford had trimmed some of the fat and increased the engine's displacement to 5.2 liters. The result was a supercar-like V8 with a sharper throttle response that spun all the way to 8,250 rpm. Unfortunately, the Voodoo V8 is not used in the 2021 Ford Mach 1. However, some of its parts have been carried over. The Mach 1 uses the same high-flow intake manifold, a larger radiator, oil cooler, and oil filter, while receiving the same engine map as the Bullitt. That makes the Mach 1 slightly more potent than the standard GT. Its 5.0-liter V8 produces 480 hp (a 20 hp increase) and the same 420 lb-ft as the standard engine. Ford doesn't make any claim as to how quickly the Mach 1 will run from 0-60 mph because that isn't the point, but it'll likely mirror the sub-4.5-second effort of the Bullitt. The top speed is 166 mph with the manual gearbox, but with the Handling Package equipped, this increases to 168 mph.

So, if Ford doesn't care about acceleration here, then what's the point of the Mach 1? Handling. It's lighter, sharper, and better in every department than the standard GT, inheriting a large amount of its engineering from the Shelby GT350's chassis. This is the Mustang for the entry-level motorsport enthusiast, which is why, like every other non-electric Mustang, it's strictly rear-wheel drive.

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Engine and Transmission

The engine in the Mach 1 is only a little bit more special than the standard GT, although its 5.0-liter V8 is still designated as the Coyote. This particular unit is the same one used in the Bullitt and it packs 480 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a dual active valve performance exhaust, it makes an almighty, glorious racket.

Instead of increasing the power too much, Ford focused on cooling. The Mach 1 is marketed as a track tool, and it has all the necessary components to cope with high-performance driving. It has a larger radiator, an open-air induction system, an intake manifold borrowed from the GT350, and coolers for the engine oil, transmission, and differential.

Ford also removes the GT's Getrag manual gearbox and replaces it with the more hardcore Tremec six-speed manual used in the GT350, which bodes well for its reliability when used on track. A ten-speed automatic is also available, but you might be more of a standard GT customer if that sounds alluring. The automatic transmission does remove one extra thing to think about on the track, however, and for those who plan to daily the Mach 1 and only casually visit the track, it could be a consideration. But you should know that the self-shifter misses out on the Torsen limited-slip differential used in the standard manual.

As a nod to the discontinued Bullitt, the Mach 1 gets the same cue-ball shifter on the inside. First gear is particularly aggressive, allowing for smoky launches. The overall feel is smooth, and the travel between the gears is extremely short. It's a profoundly satisfying feeling, rowing through the gears. We'll take the pleasure of self-expression via a manual over the faster lap times of an automatic any day of the week.

The Mach 1's manual gearbox is also equipped with controversial rev-matching technology. Some gearheads see systems like these as sacrilege, but not everyone can heel-and-toe, and that's okay. A track car's main aim is to make its driver feel like a hero, and we applaud any system that helps the driver achieve that goal, whether it be adaptive traction control, launch control, or rev-matching. Ford deserves credit for giving drivers the option to switch this system off, letting you learn how to do it properly yourself.

  • Engine
    5.0L V8 Gas
  • Transmissions
    10-Speed Automatic, 6-Speed Manual
  • Drivetrain

Handling and Driving Impressions

Despite being a track-focused driver's tool, you can have a Mach 1 that strikes a nice balance between on-road and track handling, or you can lean into its track spirations by adding the optional Mach 1 Handling Package.

The standard Mach 1 already has a lot to boast about. It comes with an electronic line-lock, launch control, selectable driving modes, and selectable power steering. The latter allows you to toggle between comfort, normal, and sport, essentially adding artificial weight to the steering. The available driving modes are Normal, Snow/Wet, Sport, Track, or Drag Strip. In Normal and Snow/Wet modes, it dials back the throttle response, while the Track and Drag Strip settings make this car alert and hyperactive as a toddler on a diet of Pepsi and Reese's Pieces.

The parts that make a real difference to the Mach 1's persona are the MagneRide dampers, heavy-duty front springs, the trick aerodynamic additions, and six-piston Brembo brake calipers.

The MagneRide dampers automatically adjust 1,000 times per second, giving the Mach 1 a neutral, non-intimidating feel. Thanks to the revised bumper and fixed rear wing, the standard Mach 1 has 22% more downforce than the standard GT with the Performance Pack 1, and this figure increases to 150% with the optional handling package. This works particularly well with the stiffer, heavy-duty front springs. The turn-in is razor-sharp and grippy in much the same way the GT350 was. Finally, the uprated Brembo brakes let you wail on the Mach 1 for several laps at a time without fading.

The Handling Package takes the Mach 1 to the next level, adding adjustable strut top mounts, a larger rear spoiler with a gurney flap, a more aggressive front splitter, and sticky, high-performance 305/30R19 front and 315/30R19 rear Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires. Adding the Performance Pack will reduce lap times, and it doesn't compromise the on-road performance too much. The adaptive damping's comfort setting is acceptable, but you buy a car like this knowing that compromises need to be made.

Speaking of on-road handling, it's worth remembering that the Mach 1 comes as standard with summer tires, while the Handling Package upgrades to even more track-biased rubber. Both tire options grip nicely once you get some heat into them. We wouldn't attempt to accelerate away from traffic lights when they're still cold, however, unless you want to look like a cliche Cars And Coffee idiot on the internet.

2021 Mach 1 Gas Mileage

We have good news: the 2021 Mach 1 is more efficient than the Shelby GT350. It's not by much, but you rejoice in small victories when it comes to large V8 engines. According to the EPA, the ten-speed automatic is the most frugal with figures of 15/23/18 mpg city/highway/combined, dropping down to 14/22/17 mpg with the standard 6-speed manual. The EPA's gas mileage figures for the GT350 were 14/21/16 mpg, but in the Mach 1, you don't get the Voodoo engine.

The Mach 1 is equipped with a 16-gallon tank, good for an estimated 288 miles in automatic guise while the manual can only manage 272 miles between refills. Both cars will drop down to single-digit consumption figures on the track, so you might want to invest in a decent jerrycan.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    16.0 Gallons
* 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback

Mustang Mach 1 Interior

The most notable differences between the Mach 1 and the GT are the cue-ball shifter and a plaque with the chassis number. You also get model-specific door sill plates and a Mach 1 model displayed on the LCD screen in the instrument cluster when you start the car. The rest is pretty much a high-end Mustang. Ebony cloth is standard, and all of the must-have toys are included as standard. Some of the trim is good, but there are a few places where the quality is low.

One notable difference is the option of having the rear seats removed. These seats only weigh 30 lbs, so there's no real reason to do it. It is a no-cost option, but you have to include the $3,750 Handling Package to do so. We suppose you'll get more usable cargo capacity, but the most likely reason is the easy fitment of a third-party half-cage.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Mustang has more than enough room for the front passengers. It has 45.1 inches of front legroom and 37.6 inches of headroom. Getting in and out of the low-slung Mustang is also a chore but not a deal-breaker. Things are less fun in the rear, as you only get 29 inches of legroom and 34.8 inches of headroom. The Mustang works much better if you treat it like a two-seater, though the rear seats are perfectly fine for preschoolers. You'd look like the coolest dad around dropping the kids off at daycare in a Mach 1.

For the most part, a Mustang's rear seats are just a place to dump stuff. And since most customers will likely get the Handling Package, it may be worth removing the rear seats completely.

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 44.5 in
  • Front Head Room 37.6 in
  • Rear Leg Room 30.6 in
  • Rear Head Room 34.8 in

Interior Colors and Materials

Cloth bucket seats in Ebony trim are standard in the base model, but you can upgrade to meaty Recaro sport buckets for an additional $1,650. The only color option is Ebony again. The Premium model gets leather-trimmed seats in Ebony with Smoke Gray accents or Ebony with Orange piping. The latter option requires the Mach 1 Appearance Package, adding $1,120 to the price. The Ebony leather-trimmed Recaro seats are a $1,650 option. The Premium model also adds aluminum foot pedals for that extra dose of sportiness. Aluminum interior trim is standard on both models, as is a Dark Spindrift instrument panel with aluminum accents.

Mustang Mach 1 Trunk and Cargo Space

The Mach 1 has 13.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity, more than you get in some high-end sedans. Considering the Mustang is best suited to two people, the cargo capacity is more than ample for the daily grind or a weekend away with your partner. You can fold the rear seats down in a 50/50 split, further increasing the practicality. Or you can go the whole nine yards and have them removed altogether.

The Mustang's door pockets are on the small side, but you get two cupholders and adequate storage space underneath the armrest. You're not buying this for practicality though, so don't expect family-sedan levels of storage.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Dashboard Ford
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Side View Ford
  • Trunk Volume
    13.5 ft³

Mustang Mach 1 Infotainment and Features


The Mach 1 sits near the top of the Mustang range, so you do get a lot as standard. Both models come with LED headlights, daytime running lights, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, ambient lighting, premium carpets, keyless entry with a push-button start, leather-wrapped steering wheel and parking brake, and a universal garage door opener. The Premium trim adds heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a memory function for the driver's seat, a heated steering wheel, and aluminum foot pedals. Even though the Mach 1 is built for the track, it does have basic driver-assistance features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring.


Both models are equipped with an eight-inch LCD touchscreen running Ford's SYNC3 software. It boasts enhanced voice recognition, two smart-charging USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a three-month SiriusXM subscription. A nine-speaker sound system is standard on both cars, but the Premium gives you the option of going up to a 12-speaker sound system with HD Radio for an additional $995. Opting for the $1,550 Mach 1 Elite Package adds a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. You can also add voice-activated touchscreen navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link on either trim for $595.

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Problems and Reliability

No recalls have been issued for the 2021 Mustang range and, for the most part, it seems Ford has reached the point where all the kinks have been ironed out. The Mustang also received 86 out of a possible 100 points in the J.D. Power Survey. This is not just an above-average score in the sports car category but an impressive rating by any standard.

The Mach 1 is covered by a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The safety restraint system is covered for this same period and roadside assistance is included to match. The anti-corrosion warranty is valid for five years with no mileage restrictions.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Safety

The Mustang is one of the few sports cars that undergoes a full evaluation of its safety. While there is no dedicated NHTSA review of the Mustang Mach 1, the Mustang range as a whole scored the full five-star overall rating. Even more impressive, it managed to score five stars in every sub-category, including the side and rollover crashes. It missed out on a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS due to the limited evaluation of its collision avoidance features but scored an Acceptable rating in the front overlap driver's side crash test and Good ratings in every other category.

Key Safety Features

The Mach 1 is equipped with seven airbags, traction and stability control, ABS, tire pressure monitoring, and a rearview camera. Ford's Co-Pilot 360 is also standard across the Mustang range. This driver-assistance suite consists of forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 a good car?

There are two ways of looking at the Mach 1 - it's either a sad replacement for the GT350 or an improved version of the Bullitt. But what if we told you that it's both? Or that it does the job better than either?

It might not have the high-revving Voodoo V8, but it has some of the best bits of Mustang models over the last few years. It's a blend of the best hits from the GT, Bullitt, and GT350, yet with a far more accessible price tag than the latter. We might miss the high-revving wail of the Voodoo, but the GT350 was expensive and, once usurped by the GT500, was a little overpriced for what it was. In the Mach 1, Ford has given us all the suspension trickery of the GT350, its exceptional Tremec six-speed, and a price tag that fits within a budget that makes it perfect for entry-level track exploration.

It doesn't compromise on being used as a daily driver, either, striking an exceptional balance between the two roles it needs to fulfill. Without a direct rival from Chevy, the Mach 1 is technically in a class of its own. Some comparisons can be drawn to the BMW M2, but the Mach 1 is a little rawer, a little brasher, and a whole lot more fun.

The list of standard luxury and safety features is decent, and with prices starting at $53,400, it's a lot of car for the money. It may be roughly $13,000 more than the GT Premium Coupe, but there's enough here to justify the increase. The GT350 started at around $60,000, and used examples are holding their value. That makes the Mach 1 even more of a bargain.

🚘What's the Price of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1?

The price of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is perhaps one of its best attributes. It's not exactly cheap, but for what you get, it's a whole lot more affordable than you might think. In base form, it has an MSRP of $53,400. The Premium model retails for $55,300. These prices exclude the $1,195 destination fee.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Models

There are two Ford Mustang Mach 1 coupe models to choose from: base or Premium.

Mechanically speaking, the two cars are identical. Both are powered by a 5.0L V8 that produces 480 hp and 420 lb-ft. A six-speed Tremec manual transmission is standard, a ten-speed automatic is available, and both are RWD. Engine upgrades include a larger radiator, an open-air induction system, an intake manifold borrowed from the GT350, and coolers for the engine oil, transmission, and differential. On the handling side, the Mach 1 boasts MagneRide dampers, heavy-duty front springs, trick aerodynamics that increase downforce, and six-piston Brembo brake calipers.

Since the Mach 1 is a high-end 'Stang, it's equipped with LED headlights, daytime running lights, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seats, ambient lighting, premium carpets, keyless entry with a push-button start, leather-wrapped steering wheel and parking brake, and a universal garage door opener. The standard infotainment system is the well-known eight-inch touchscreen unit running Ford's SYNC3 software. A nine-speaker sound system is standard on both models, though the Premium gives you access to two additional options. Ford's Co-Pilot 360 is standard, and in the Mustang, it consists of forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

In addition to the above, the Premium adds heated and ventilated front seats, a memory function for the driver's seat, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and aluminum foot pedals. It also gains access to extra packages and paint options.

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Additional Packages

The most crucial optional package is the $3,750 Mach 1 Handling Package. It adds wider performance tires, adjustable strut top mounts, a performance rear spoiler with a gurney flap, a more aggressive front splitter, and a revised chassis tune.

The Premium model has more available packages, including the $1,250 Mach 1 Appearance Package. This adds a Fighter Jet Gray exterior hue, ebony and orange interior, orange brake calipers, unique seatbacks, and special hood and side-stripe decals. The Mach 1 Elite Package ($1,550) includes enhanced security features, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, HD Radio, and a CD player.

πŸš—What Ford Mustang Mach 1 Model Should I Buy?

Looking at what the Premium offers over and above the base model, we don't see anything we want or need. We'd save a few bucks and put it toward the Mach 1 Handling Package. A base Mach 1 with said package retails for $58,345 with all charges included. The Premium model, with all the optional boxes ticked, retails for $65,885.

We like that the Mach 1 is a performance bargain, so we'd stick as close as possible to that ethos. And besides, once the Mach 1 gets close to $60,000, it enters the BMW M2 and Porsche 718 Cayman realm.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Comparisons

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Ford
Ford Mustang Bullitt Ford
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Ford Mustang Mach 1480 hpTBC$52,400
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 760 hp12/18 mpg$70,300
Ford Mustang Bullitt 480 hp14/23 mpg$46,705
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 526 hp14/21 mpg$59,140

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 vs Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The GT500 commands a nearly $17,000 premium over the base Mach 1. Is it worth that additional lump of cash? Well, for starters, the GT500 has an engine with the codename "Predator." That right there is already worth $5,000. Seriously though, the GT500's 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque easily trounces the Mach 1's 480 hp and 420 lb-ft. The 0 to 60 mph time is decreased from around 4.5 seconds to just 3.3 seconds. The GT500 is only available with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, however.

You could make the argument that the Mach 1 is more track-focused, but the GT500 is no longer a one-trick pony. It also has the adaptive MagneRide suspension, powerful Brembo brakes, and an even more ridiculous fixed rear wing. If you can afford it, the GT500 is the ultimate Mustang and the one with which you'll be hunting lap times to live up to the engine's apex codename. We wouldn't feel shortchanged by the Mach 1, however, especially if you're a buyer who's only just getting into the whole track day thing. The places where you can safely exploit 760 angry supercharged horses are few and far between, and 480 hp is more than enough to have a fun day at the track and learn not just the limits of the car, but your own limits as a driver.

See Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 vs Ford Mustang Bullitt

The Mach 1 effectively replaces the Bullitt. The Bullitt was the first model to feature the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 with modifications borrowed from the GT350, which is why both it and the Mach 1 have the same 480-hp output.

While the Bullitt featured some chassis, suspension, and brake upgrades, Ford didn't go so far as to include MagneRide as standard. It also doesn't have trick aerodynamics, but its sleek green body is lovely to look at. The Mach 1 is more focused as a driver's tool, so for those who prefer driving their car instead of standing next to it, it's the one to go for.

You might be thinking the Bullitt represents an interesting used alternative if you can't stretch the budget to $50,000. Unfortunately, the Bullitt retains its value exceptionally well. When new, it retailed for $46,705. The cheapest used model we could find still costs $45,499. It's a nice saving, but if you go up that high, you may as well go for the Mach 1. It has its own unique allure and specialness that makes it just as desirable and likely to retain its value as Steve McQueen's homage. And, both of them get the cue ball shifter.

See Ford Mustang Bullitt Review

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 vs Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

You could also spend the $53,000 you would have spent on the Mach 1 on a nice used GT350. The GT350 has everything the Mach 1 has and adds that highly charismatic high-revving Voodoo V8. It has 526 hp and 429 lb-ft and revs to over 8,000 rpm.

There is a problem, however. You can get a GT350 for between $42,000 to $50,000, but most of these cars are on the verge of an expired warranty and have likely sustained a lot of abuse on track. And one or two-year-old examples with delivery mileage demand a $90,000+ premium. The GT350 gets you that hallowed Shelby badge and a spectacular V8, but the Mach 1 gets you 90% of the ability. Cast aside the cachet of the badge, and the Mach 1 makes more practical sense.

See Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Review

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