Since the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was announced over the summer, a strong number of customers took umbrage that that they wouldn’t be able to option the optional Mach 1 Handling Package with the Mustang’s 10-speed automatic transmission. Meant for those who prefer the clutch pedal, the Mach 1 Handling Package is a $3,500 option that adds 305/30R19 section Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires up front, and 315/30R19 sections in the rear (in case you were wondering what they might do with the tires from the discontinued Mustang PP2). The Handling Pack also adds adjustable strut top mounts, wider 19-inch x 10.5-inch front, and 19-inch x 11-inch rear aluminum wheels, a performance rear spoiler with a gurney flap, a larger front splitter, and unique chassis tuning.
The 10-speed automatic will be a $1,595 option on top of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Handling Package, totaling $5,095. Or you can save some money, increase the resale value, and just learn how to drive a stick.
The Mustang Shelby GT350 and Mustang Bullitt, and the Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 are all replaced the the mighty Mach 1. That being the case, it makes sense that the Mustang Mach 1 is a big mix of performance parts from Shelby and Bullitt Mustang models. For instance, the Michelins, rear wing, and gurney flap are all from the Mustang Shelby GT500. The six-speed manual shifter is from the Shelby GT350. The 480 horsepower Coyote V8 is that of the Bullitt. But at a starting MSRP of over $51,000, the Mustang Mach 1 is a significant step up from the outgoing Bullitt and PP2 in terms of price, as it’s the most expensive Coyote-powered Mustang Ford has so far announced from the factory.
We await to see what this new Ford muscle car will be able to accomplish at the track. Ordering for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 opens in the springtime for US customers. The Mach 1 has also been confirmed for global markets, where the European version loses a little bit of bite due to regulation.