Ford Mustang, the best-selling sports car in the world, arrives in limited edition


O Ford Mustang is a typical muscle car, or pony car, sports cars two-door engines launched on the American market mainly between 1960 and 1970. Like any icon, it has admirers and detractors, but one thing is certain: it is a commercial success. Last year, 80,577 units were sold globally, according to consultancy IHS Markit, or 15.1% of the sports coupes segment.

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Now, admirers can celebrate and detractors have one more reason to be irritated. A classic limited edition of the Mustang, Mach 1, has just arrived in Brazil. The car was presented yesterday, Friday, April 16, by videoconference to the specialized press, of which the Casual EXAM participated.

The name speaks volumes about the positioning of the version. Mach is a relative unit that expresses the ratio between the speed of an object and the speed of sound. It is therefore to be expected, therefore, a very powerful car.

High power

The Mach 1 has a V8 Coyote engine with 483 horsepower. It is, according to Ford, that owns the brand, the best prepared for the tracks of all time. This is the fourth generation of Mach 1, originally launched in 1969 and producing until 1971, and with updates later in 1974 and 2003.

In mechanics, some equipment came from other versions of the Mustang. The anti-torsion bar is from Bullitt, the engine cooling system comes from the Shelby GT 350 and the exhaust is from the Shelby GT 500. Privileges of those who have inheritance.

Mustang Mach 1 Mustang Mach 1: aggressive design

Mustang Mach 1: Aggressive Design (Ford Mustang / Press Release)

There are seven driving mode options: normal, sporty, standard, track, drag, snow / wet and my mode is customized. Escape modes are four: sporty, normal, quiet, track.

Mach 1 is the first connected Mustang sold in South America. The start can be done remotely, so the air conditioning is already activated before the pilot takes over. Other information, such as tire pressure and fuel level, can be viewed by a mobile application.