SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 9, March 3, 2016

Spy Shots—The Next Mustang Mach 1 Mule?

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Is this the next Ford Mustang Mach 1 mule? Some sources seem to think so.

Here's a Mustang 5.0 with a quad exhaust setup as seen on the GT350, and with a beefier rear axle. That suggests this Mustang is packing more than the GT’s 435 hp. A Mach 1 was last offered in 2003 and 2004, where it got a 30hp upgrade over the GT, along with special styling changes recalling the Mach 1s of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Automotive News stated that “For the ’18 model year, the standard-issue Mustang may get a new front fascia and a 10-speed automatic transmission. A source said Ford will offer a Mach 1 edition around the same time.”

In keeping with Ford’s product plan for the Mustang, special editions will be rolled out on a yearly basis, sometimes with performance upgrades, in order to keep the latest model fresh against newer versions of the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger.

Expect to see more special-edition Mustangs in time for the ’17 model year.

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Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde

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