Ford has revealed the Mustang Mach 1 for Europe, but it’s lost some power…
Earlier this year, Ford revealed the Mustang Mach 1, a revival of the 1969 nameplate, that offers buyers more performance from its 5.0-litre V8. A recent report confirmed that the Mustang Mach 1 would be produced as a global model which opens up the possibility that South Africa could be on the receiving end of the decision.
In America, the Mustang Mach 1 develops 358 kW and 569 Nm and is equipped with a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. However, Ford has now revealed the Euro-spec Mustang Mach 1 but its outputs have been cut by 20 kW and 40 Nm (to meet European emissions regulations), totaling 338 kW and 529 Nm, which is just 6 kW more than the standard Mustang 5.0 GT fastback on sale in South Africa. The European market suffered a similar blow when the Mustang Bullit came to market.
Nonetheless, if the Mustang Mach 1 is indeed destined for South Africa, we should receive the full-fat Mach 1. This makes sense considering that the standard Mustang 5.0 GT Fastback offers 331 kW and 529 Nm, which would make the detuned Mach 1 rather pointless.
We will keep you updated as soon as we receive more news on the Mustang Mach 1’s local introduction in South Africa.