Ford Mustang Mach 1 test drives available through Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors
First deliveries of the new Ford Mustang Mach 1 are now underway through Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms. New Ford Mustang Mach 1 pays tribute to the heritage of the original 1969 Mach 1.
Enhancing the powerful performance of the world’s best-selling sports car with a specially calibrated 480 hp 5.0-litre V8 engine and unique transmission specifications, the Mustang Mach 1 also introduces bespoke aerodynamics and new performance cooling systems for greater agility and consistent on-track performance.
“The UAE’s muscle car lovers now have a new exhilarating option to choose from when they want to get that extra bit of power for enjoying a track day and to make a statement about their automotive interests,” said Helal Hanei Omar, Vice-President, Ford and Lincoln Sales, Al Tayer Motors.
Mustang Mach 1 delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.4 seconds and increases downforce by 22 per cent compared with Mustang GT for enhanced cornering capability and high-speed stability. Introducing the iconic Mach 1 moniker to the region for the first time, the limited-edition model also delivers race-derived styling, specification and detailing for performance car fans.
Specially tuned for a “reward-to-rev” character that makes the Mustang driving experience more satisfying than ever, Mustang Mach 1’s all-aluminium Ford V8 engine combines a high-performance Open Air Induction System, intake manifold and 87 mm throttle bodies with low-pressure port fuel injection and high-pressure direct fuel injection for 480 PS power at 7,000rpm and 569 Nm torque at 4,600 rpm.
Sustained performance driving is supported by an auxiliary engine oil-cooler and a new engine oil filter adaptor to ensure optimum oil flow and consistent performance on track.
Mustang Mach 1 customers have choice of a high-strength, high-precision transmission designed to comfortably manage high-rpm gearshifts. Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic gearbox with an upgraded torque converter and unique calibration features a robust twin-disc clutch and short-throw shifter, while aggressive upshifts and downshifts are made smoother, more precise and easier to perform with rev-matching technology and flat shift capability.
Further enhancing the performance driving experience, Mustang Mach 1 continues to deliver Mustang selectable Drive Modes including Sport and Track modes, with Track Apps enabling drivers to deploy accelerometer, acceleration timers and Launch Control features – viewed in the standard 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster.
Race-derived styling is a hallmark of the iconic Mustang Mach 1 since the very first iteration in 1969. The newest generation’s styling is strongly influenced by aerodynamic features including the front grilles, front splitter, rear diffuser and rear spoiler in distinctive high- or low-gloss black and Magnetic finishes. Unique 19-inch wheels are finished in moody, low-gloss Dark Tarnish.
Bold combinations for body colour and bonnet and side stripes include Fighter Jet Grey with Satin Black/Reflective Orange stripes – which also adds orange brake callipers –and Grabber Yellow with Satin Black/White stripes, while Mach 1 logos appears on the rear deck-lid and on front wings regardless of colour choice. Mustang Mach 1’s bespoke-tuned Active Valve Performance Exhaust system features four chromed 4.5-inch tips for an unmistakable look in addition to the unique sound.
Inside, leather sports seats feature Metal Grey stitching, each Mustang Mach 1 interior includes a dashboard badge with Mach 1 logo and build number. Standard comfort and convenience technologies include heated and cooled front seats, SYNC 3 connectivity5 , a premium 12-speaker B&O Sound System, and FordPass Connect 6 modem.
“A true Mustang Mach 1 needs to look fast even standing still,” Diament said. “The functional aerodynamics and exclusive race-inspired features will leave performance car fans in no doubt that this Mustang means business – even before it hits the track.”