Limited-edition Ford Mustang Mach 1 arrives in South Africa
The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is the most track-oriented Mustang to date, and it has officially landed in South Africa. As an exclusive limited edition model, only 90 units are available for the South African market, making the new Mustang Mach 1 a much sought after car that pays homage to the original and iconic 1969 version, but with all the design and modern performance. attributes that have helped make the current generation Mustang the best-selling sports car in the world.
The V8-powered Mustang GT already delivers exhilarating performance, but a specially tuned 338kW version of the Mach 1’s 5.0-liter unit guarantees even greater feel, combined with unique drivetrain specifications, and aerodynamics. bespoke and new performance component cooling systems for greater agility and consistent performance on the track.
The Mustang Mach 1 delivers 0-100 km / h acceleration in 4.4 seconds with increased downforce compared to the Mustang GT for better cornering ability and high-speed stability. Bringing the iconic Mach 1 moniker to the South African market for the first time, the limited-edition model also offers bold racing-derived styling, unique specifications and details.
“There’s a reason the Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world, but the Mach 1 takes the Mustang to another level in the hearts of performance car fans,” said Doreen Mashinini, General Manager marketing at Ford South Africa. âRoad or track, this is the best performing Mustang to date, and it is more than worthy of wearing the legendary Mach 1 badge.
âA real Mach 1 Mustang should look fast even when stationary,â says Mashinini. âThe functional aerodynamics and exclusive race-inspired features of the Mach 1 will leave performance car fans in no doubt that this Mustang is a deal – before it even hits the track. “
Specially engineered for a “rev reward” character that makes the Mustang driving experience more satisfying than ever before, the Ford V8 engine in the Mustang Mach 1 combines a high performance open air intake system, high performance manifold. 87mm intake and throttle bodies with low pressure port fuel injection and high pressure direct fuel injection for 338 kW of power at 7,250 rpm and 529 Nm of torque at 4,900 rpm.
Sustained performance ride is supported by an auxiliary engine oil cooler and a new engine oil filter adapter to ensure optimum oil flow and consistent performance on the track.
Mustang Mach 1 customers have the choice of high-strength, high-precision transmissions designed to comfortably handle high-revving gear changes. First offered on a production Mustang, the TREMEC six-speed manual transmission is derived from the Shelby GT350. It features a heavy-duty dual-disc clutch and short-stroke shifter, while aggressive upshifts and downshifts are made smoother, more precise, and easier to execute thanks to matching technology. revs and flat gear shifting capability. Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic transmission is also available, with an improved torque converter and unique calibration.
Both transmissions benefit from a dedicated oil cooler, rear axle cooling system and limited slip differential for constantly optimized torque transfer to the road. The 10-speed automatic transmission also has a second air-oil cooler, which increases cooling capacity by an additional 75 percent.
Aerodynamic upgrades include new two-piece upper, lower and side grilles for improved cooling, as well as a new front splitter, wheel arch, single-stage rear spoiler and performance rear diffuser for downforce. and optimized aerodynamic balance. The elongated underpass also uses dedicated fins to direct cooling air to the brakes, which themselves feature a higher specification brake booster for consistently responsive braking performance. Brembo six-piston brake calipers withstand stopping distances of 100-0 km / h under 32 meters.
Combining with improved aerodynamics to deliver the cleanest direction changes and most agile Mustang responses to date, electric power steering, electronically controlled MagneRideÂ® 2 adjustable suspension, and front springs and anti- Stiffer body rolls are all uniquely tuned for the Mustang Mach 1.
The suspension architecture is configured to mitigate squat, dive and lift under heavy acceleration and braking, and includes subframe and toe linkage components proven in Mustang Shelby GT350 models and GT500. Unique 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels are 0.5 inch wider at the rear and fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires for exceptional road and track grip.
Further enhancing the performance driving experience, the Mustang Mach 1 continues to offer selectable Mustang driving modes, including Sport and Track modes, with track applications allowing drivers to deploy an accelerometer, acceleration timers and Launch control functions – visualized in the standard 12-inch full digital instrument cluster.
|Mustang Mach 1||TREMEC six-speed manual transmission||Ford 10-speed automatic transmission|
|Power||338 kW at 7,250 rpm|
|Couple||529 Nm at 4,900 rpm|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h||4.8 seconds||4.4 seconds|
|Quarter-mile acceleration (400 meters)||13.0 seconds||12.6 seconds|
|Braking 100-0 km / h||31.8 meters||31.9 meters|
|Top speed||267 km / h||249 km / h|
Racing-derived styling has been the hallmark of the iconic Mustang Mach 1 since the very first iteration in 1969. The styling of the new generation is heavily influenced by aerodynamic characteristics including the front grilles, front splitter, distinctive rear diffuser and rear spoiler up or down. glossy black and magnetic finishes. The unique 19-inch wheels are finished in a dark, low-gloss Dark Ternish.
Signaling the exclusive status of the Mustang Mach 1, all units are painted in Fighter Jet Gray Metallic, complemented by reflective satin black / orange stripes, which also add orange brake calipers. Mach 1 logos appear on the rear trunk lid and on the front fenders, reinforcing the proud heritage of this model. Mustang Mach 1’s bespoke Active Valve Performance exhaust system features four 4.5-inch chrome tips for an unmistakable look in addition to the unique sound.
Inside, the leather sport seats feature metallic gray stitching and each Mustang Mach 1 interior includes a dashboard badge with the Mach 1 logo and build number. Standard comfort and convenience technologies include heated and cooled front seats, SYNC 3 connectivity and a premium 10-speaker B&O audio system.
Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 6MT R1 182 100 incl. VAT
Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 10AT R1 203 800 incl. VAT
All Mustang models come standard with Ford Protect, including a full four year / 120,000 km warranty, three year / unlimited distance roadside assistance, and a five year / unlimited km corrosion warranty. A six-year / 90,000 km maintenance plan is included, with 15,000 km service intervals.
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