Pre-order a shaker hood for the Mustang Mach 1.
The first Mustang Mach 1 was introduced in 1969, and Ford continued building the Mach 1 following the 1971 facelift. It was a part of the second-generation range, but the third-generation missed out on the Mach 1 treatment.
Ford last used the Mach 1 nomenclature on the 2003 fourth-generation model 17 years ago. All of these models boasted a black hood stripe and shaker hood.
The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 features the black hood stripe, but the shaker hood is absent. Since the front bumper was redesigned to provide sufficient cooling, a hood shaker wasn't necessary. Not to mention the strut brace mounted directly where a shaker would usually be mounted.
To some, the exclusion of this feature is sacrilege, but the only thing worse than not having a hood shaker is fitting a fake one that does nothing. Basically, the way the Mach 1 is now is the lesser of two evils.
Thankfully, Classic Design Concepts has come to the rescue. It offers a fully functional shaker system for the new Mach 1. The system is made entirely of aluminum and is available to pre-order for $1,195. CDC designed this DIY kit to work around the strut brace.
The additional intake also supplied more fresh air to the combustion chamber, resulting in a power increase. CDC doesn't supply any figures, most likely because it's a DIY kit, and a poor at-home installation won't be able to match whatever it claims.
We wouldn't worry about the Mach 1 being able to cope with the additional power, however. The Mach 1 borrows items from multiple Mustang models. Its engine is the same unit used in the Bullitt, and uses the air intake manifold and oil cooling system from the GT350. It also borrows the rear-axle cooling system and lower diffuser from the GT500.
Since the Mach 1 will be sold as a track vehicle, Ford also includes MagneRide adaptive damping and larger Brembo brakes.