ford mustang mach 1 vs bullitt and shelbys

Andi Hedrick, Marc UrbanoAutomotive and Driver

  • The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is again for 2021, and we obtained the possibility to run it by our instrumented testing.
  • It reached 60 mph in 4.3 seconds on its strategy to a 12.6-second quarter mile at 115 mph.
  • The Mach 1 is powered by a 480-hp 5.0-liter V-8 and this instance is provided Dealing with Package deal that provides extra goodies borrowed from the high-performance Shelby variants.

    Ford introduced again the Mach 1 for the Mustang’s sixth technology, and we just lately took an instance geared up with the non-obligatory Dealing with Package deal to the observe to run it by our instrumented testing. The $3500 possibility provides Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, adjustable prime strut mounts, a swing rear spoiler with Gurney flap from the GT500, particular chassis tuning, and a entrance splitter. Mach 1s even have a 480-hp 5.0-liter V-8 just like the one used within the discontinued Mustang Bullitt, and another track-focused upgrades from the Shelby GT350 and GT500 (you may see the complete record right here). That is how the high-performance ‘Stangs examine on the take a look at observe:

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    Mustang Mach 1s use a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 that produces 480 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, the identical output because the Bullitt. Our take a look at automobile was geared up with the usual six-speed handbook (a 10-speed automated is accessible), which is a Tremec unit shared with the Shelby GT350. The Bullitt had a six-speed Getrag gearbox as the one possibility. Every V-8 supplies comparable ranges of aural bliss inside the cabin—we recorded 89 dB within the Mach 1 at wide-open throttle and 88 dB within the Bullitt.

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    With the stick-shift, the Mach 1 matches the Bullitt’s 4.3-second run to 60 mph. We’ve not examined an automated Mach 1 but. It is a shut race within the quarter mile, with the Mach 1 passing by in 12.6 seconds at 115 mph and the Bullitt 0.1 second behind at 115 mph. The Shelbys are considerably faster, no shock. The GT350 and GT350R reached 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and three.8 seconds, respectively. They each use a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-8 that makes 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. The GT500 has a 760-hp supercharged 5.2-liter V-8, and reached 60 mph in 3.4 seconds in our take a look at.

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    Dealing with

    This Mach 1’s stickier tires gave it an enormous dealing with benefit over the Bullitt, which was geared up with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber. We recorded 1.05 g of lateral grip within the Mach 1 on a 300-ft skidpad in comparison with the Bullitt’s 0.97 g. The Shelbys do even higher, reaching 1.09 g within the GT350 and 1.11 g within the GT350R. The Mach 1’s Dealing with Package deal provides a swing rear spoiler with Gurney flap from the GT500, however its results aren’t seen at skidpad speeds.

    Each automobile we take a look at is weighed on our scales, and at 3844 kilos, the Mach 1 is just six kilos lighter than the Bullitt. That is regardless of our take a look at automobile’s $250 again seat delete. The GT350 is 26 kilos lighter than the Mach 1, whereas a GT350 R with its again seat eliminated and rolling on carbon-fiber wheels is 127 kilos lighter. The Mach 1’s stopping energy comes from 15.0-inch entrance and 13.0-inch rear iron rotors, and it stops faster from 70 mph than the GT350 and GT500, requiring 141 toes to each the GT350R’s 146 toes and the GT500s’ 150 toes. The Bullitt wanted 165 toes to come back to a halt from 70 mph.

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    The Mustang Mach 1 is meant to exchange the Bullitt, the GT with Efficiency Pack 2, and the Shelby GT350 in Ford’s lineup. Its $53,595 beginning value places it proper between the discontinued Bullitt ($47,900) and Shelby GT350 ($60,335), although our Mach 1’s as-tested value rang in at $63,745. For our cash, the Mach 1 would not have the charisma to reside as much as the GT350, which we price as among the finest Mustangs of all time.

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