2021 Ford Mustang. As one of the most famous sports cars in the USA, the Ford Mustang brings strength to people.
Since its introduction in 1964, Mustang has offered rear-wheel drive and V-8 muscle power at relatively affordable prices.
When the current generation was launched in 2015, the independent suspension on the rear axle made it even more sophisticated and efficient.
As always, it is available as a coupé or convertible, with the most modern Shelby variants at the top. The Mustang GT Coupé is the winner of the IntelliChoice Best Overall Value Award for 2021.
The Mustang title was recently controversially awarded to Ford’s first high-performance electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E.
Engine, Transmissions, And Handling Features
Powered by the Bullitt Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8 with 480 horsepower, 20 horsepower more than the standard Mustang GT V8, and 420 lb-ft of torque, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be available with a six-speed Tremec transmission.
Manual gearbox with speed adjustment, double-disc clutch, and short-stroke gearbox. An updated 10-speed automatic transmission that has been returned for faster, more accurate shifts is optional.
Perhaps surprisingly, after Ford hears everything Ford has said in advance about the Mach 1, there will always be an optional handling package that is apparently “the ultimate perk” and is only available with the manual transmission.
It adds a front splitter that creates even more downforce and front wheel arch liners, a Gurney flap rear spoiler, and GT500 rear tire protectors.
The new front end perfects a design that has been the coolest Mustang in decades, and Ryan said Mach 1’s intended customers are “already Mustang fans, whether they own one or not”.
Interior And Exterior Features
The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 2021 will come in 10 exterior colors and while there is no hood, there is a modern take on the 1969 Mach 1 sticker on both the front fenders and the rear panel above the vehicle’s license plate.
It also gets a GT500 rear apron and two 4.5-inch tailpipes. A 19-inch five-spoke wheel comes as standard and a 20-inch premium wheel with an optional spider web design.
The special features in the interior include a dark-turned metal panel, new door sills, a newly designed touchscreen in the middle, new carpets with contrasting stitching, and a unique Mach 1 seat with decorative stripes.
Order the six-speed manual transmission and get a gear shift. Every Mustang Mach 1 has a badge on the passenger dashboard with the car’s VIN number, which brings us to the subject of availability.
Infotainment and connectivity
Ford Mustang’s optional Sync 3 infotainment system features a sleek design with a simple user interface.
While it’s not as agile or rugged as some of its competitors, it does come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a great stereo.
Mustang also has a network of Wi-Fi hotspots. Ford Sync Connect, which allows users to control and monitor their vehicle via a smartphone app, is included as standard.
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2021 FORD MUSTANG BULLITT
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
PRICE AS TESTED: $52,980 (base price: $47,590)
ENGINE TYPE: V-8 DOHC with 32 valves, aluminum block and cylinder heads, port, and direct fuel injection
DISPLACEMENT: 307 cu in, 5038 cc
POWER: 480 hp @ 7000 rpm
TORQUE: 420 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
- The suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
- Brakes (F/R): 13.9-in vented disc/13.0-in vented disc
- Number: Michelin Pilot Sport Emergency situations; B: 255 / 40ZR-19 (100Y), R: 275 / 40ZR-19 (105Y)
- Wheelbase: 107.1 in
- Length: 188.5 in
- Width: 75.4 in
- Height: 54.3 in
- Passenger volume: 83 cu ft
- Trunk volume: 14 cu ft
- Curb weight: 3850 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
- Zero to 60/100/130 mph: 16.6 sec
- Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.0 sec
- Top gear, 30–50 mph: 10.8 sec
- Top gear, 50–70 mph: 9.3 sec
- Standing ¼-mile: 12.8 sec @ 115 mph
- Top speed (governor limitation, manufacturer’s declaration): 163 mph
- Braking, 70–0 mph: 165 ft
- Road holding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.97 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
- Observed: 18 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
- Combined/city/highway: 18/15/24 mpg