2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 test drive
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is no one-trick pony. The most powerful Ford ever is as happy on a twisty track as it is on a drag strip, Fox News Automotive Editor Gary Gastelu says.
Ford has revealed how much it will cost to go Mach 1. Mustang Mach 1, that is.
The rebooted high-performance model will start at $52,915 when it hits showrooms next spring.
The automaker chose Oct. 14 for the announcement to mark the anniversary of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in 1947.
The Mach 1 name first appeared on the Mustang in 1969.
The order books are now open for the first Mach 1 model in 17 years. It slots above the $48,900 Mustang Bullitt in Ford’s pony pecking order, filling the slot that’s being vacated by the soon to be discontinued Mustang Shelby GT350.
The Mach 1 features a version of the Bullitt’s 480 hp 5.0-liter V8 that’s equipped with the intake manifold and higher capacity oil system from the GT350’s 5.2-liter V8 and uses the outgoing model’s 6-speed manual transmission.
Unlike the GT350, the Mach 1 will be available with an optional 10-speed automatic. It also borrows subframe, suspension and body parts from the GT350 and GT500 bins, along with the latter’s rear-axle cooling system.
TEST DRIVE: 2020 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500
Ford is touting the Mach 1 as a track-focused model and will offer a Handling Package for cars with the manual transmission that add wider wheels, grippier tires and bodywork designed to increase downforce at high speeds, has not yet announced the price.
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