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As we first reported in April, Ford is planing to bring another special edition Mustang into the fold . Another historically charged name, it will be called the Mach 1.

Now, the Director of Ford Icons, Dave Pericak, says that the Mach 1 will be the top-performing 5.0-liter Mustang.

"Mach 1 has a special place in Mustang history, and it’s time for this special edition to claim the top spot in our 5.0-liter V8 performance lineup and reward our most hardcore Mustang enthusiasts who demand that next level of power, precision and collectability," Pericak said in a statement. "Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be true to its heritage, delivering great looks and as the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever."

What that means specifically is a little mysterious, but Ted Ryan, heritage brand manager, argues that the Mach 1 has “always been that bridge between the base Mustang and the Shelby models.”

We would expect the Mach 1 to follow roughly in the footsteps of the Bullitt, albeit to a more extreme degree. While the Bullitt added a little more power, revised handling precision, and better brakes, Pericak’s comments that the Mach 1 will be the most track capable car yet lead us to believe that it will up the ante, perhaps borrowing parts from the GT500.


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