2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe

MSRP $50,000

Ranked #17 in Midsize Coupe

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The announcement of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 coming into production left many confused due to the fact that there are more than 3 kinds available in the market for the year 2021, and all of them have their perks. The Mustang is a renowned brand for decades that offers one of the best performances for the price at which it is offered. The best way to express what the Mustang Mach1 is to describe it as a culmination of the Shelby and the Bullitt. 

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Pros

Engaging to drive

Gets a manual transmission 

Powerful and exciting powertrain

Premium interior and infotainment system

Top of the line suspension system

Cons

Poor fuel economy

Suspension is stiff making it a tad bit uncomfortable for daily drives

Cramped rear-seat space

What's New?

Bullitt model is removed from the lineup

Ford's Co-Pilot 360 driver aids become standard with EcoBoost and GT models


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50000

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$50,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe in Dark Green Metallic color
Dark Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The Mach1 has the technological prowess of the Shelby GT350 and the GT500 while showcasing the raw beauty and finesse of the Bullitt. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 is priced at $54,595 and competes with the 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, 2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1, and the 2021 BMW M2 Competition.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Front Angle View
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Rear Angle View

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Features

The Mach1 is a special edition vehicle in the Mustang fleet and is hence available in only a single trim option with a price tag of $54,595. It brings a lot of features from the GT, Shelby, and the Bullitt, which makes it a culmination of all these cars but still exclusive in its own way. Two optional packages come with the Mustang Mach1, namely the Handling package and the Appearance package. 

Trim

Base

MSRP

$54,595

Key Features

Ivory white shifter knob

 

Powerful 5.0 L V8 engine

 

Tarnished dark painted aluminum wheels

 

Low gloss magnetic pony badge

 

Dark spindrift instrument panel with aluminum accents.

The Handling Package offers features such as a 6-speed manual transmission, higher downforce front splitter, front-wheel lip moldings, and rear tire spats from the GT500. The Appearance package includes some exterior design cues such as satin black side and hood stripes with reflective accent stripes in any of the three colours-Red, white, and orange as well as a Jet Grey color option.

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We recommend going for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with the Mach 1 Handling package. It gets you 19” wheels, adjustable strut top mounts, performance rear spoiler with Gurney flap, performance front aero splitter, revised chassis, and much more. It makes the handling better to aid the performance of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Engine and Performance

The 2021 Mustang Mach1 returns with Ford’s most track-capable powertrain unit. The engine is the renowned 5.0 L naturally aspirated V8 that churns out a ridiculous 480 hp and 420 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is the same unit found in the Bullitt and offers 20 hp more compared to the one in the Shelby GT350. The engine packs performance, grunt, and the distinctive power delivery and noise that everyone associates with Mustangs. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while an optional 10-speed automatic transmission is available as well. The manual transmission seems to be the choice to go for as far as the Mach1 is concerned as it ignites the emotions every time you band through the gears breaking your own personal lap timings at the track. 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe In Acceleration Mode

The drivetrain comes with only an RWD option as usual and seems to have acquired some components from the Shelby Mustangs as well. The new grille with 2 massive air vents in the front is a new update to the Mustang to satisfy its functional needs. The driver side vent helps cool the monstrous engine, while the passenger side vent helps cool the transmission. It’s all about functional design elements in the Mustang Mach1, and the exterior bodywork does seem to convey that Mach1 is no ordinary machine.

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Mach1

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1

2021 BMW M2 Competition

MSRP

$54,595

$49,135

$35,195

$59,895

Engine

5.0L Naturally Aspirated V8

6.4L Supercharged V8

6.2L Naturally Aspirated V8

3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power

480 hp @ 7,000 RPM

485 hp @ 6,100 RPM

455 hp @ 6,000 RPM

405 hp @ 5,230 RPM

Torque 

420 lb-ft. @ 4,600 RPM

475 lb-ft. @4,100 RPM

455 lb-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

406 lb-ft. @ 2,350 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.2

4.2

4.0

4.0

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

12.2

11.7

12.1

12.5

Top-Speed (MPH)

163

203

155

155

The 2021 Mustang Mach1 might seem expensive compared to some of its rivals, but there is no doubt that it’s worth every penny you would spend on it. The signature engine with its distinct characteristics itself is the prime example of how good the Mach1 is. The performance of all the cars in the comparison is very impressive. When it comes to top speed, the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack stands way ahead of its rivals at 203 mph.

How well does the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 handle?

When it comes to handling, one lap in the Mach1 on the track will make you believe that the track is where it belongs. The acceleration, crisp gear changes, the grunt, and the unparalleled cornering ability have proven that this is a Mustang like no other before. The Mach1, as suggested earlier, gets a majority of its components from the Shelby, and these are mainly part of the handling package and components. Components like the intake manifold, oil cooler, and the front and rear subframe are derived from the GT350, while the rear axle cooling system, rear toe link, and rear diffuser come from the GT500.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Front Angle Driving View

The Mustang’s magnetorheological dampers that come as standard seem to be the icing on the cake. This suspension system allows for seamless weight transfer while cornering and hence the Mach1 feels stable, sharp, and quick around the corners every time you punch it. The 2021 Mach1 comes with a clever traction control system and electronic aids to help balance out the power distribution and output, thereby enhancing the confidence and skills of the driver behind the steering wheel.

Braking Performance

The 2021 Mustang Mach1 clearly packs enough braking capabilities to stop the beast that it is. The Mach1’s braking capabilities are clearly evident on the track on hard braking while approaching corners where it balances the brake bias seamlessly to give you a smooth yet powerful braking performance that only adds to the driver’s confidence. It can stop from 60 mph to a standstill in just 94 feet, which is quite an impressive figure.

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Mach1

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1

2021 BMW M2 Competition

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

N/A

15.7

13.6

15.7

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13

13.8

13.3

15

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

4308

3619

3600

60-0MPH (feet)

94

117

107

109

Although the brakes on the Mach1 might seem small compared to the ones that are present in the rivals, its 94 ft. stopping distance from 60-0 mph clearly suggests that it can handle its mass. The Mach1’s curb weight is not known at the time, but comparing the stopping distance and brake power available, it certainly seems to be on the lighter side.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Fuel Economy

Fuel economy might seem an important criterion for average cars, but the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 is no average car. It is a proven track machine that has all the necessary standards and components to be a road car, and without a doubt, it does deliver a fuel economy that is relatable to the supercar segment. The Mustang Mach1 delivers an estimated combined fuel economy of 17 mpg combined and has a 16-gallon tank capacity. This may not seem much, but considering the amount of performance and power it packs, it is pretty decent.

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Mach1

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1

2021 BMW M2 Competition

MPG (City)

14

14

16

18

MPG (Highway)

22

23

24

24

MPG (Combined)

17

17

19

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16

18.5

19

13.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

224 / 352 / 272

259 / 429.5 / 314.5

304 / 456 / 361

246.6 / 348.8 / 274

Compared to the rivals, the 2021 Mustang Mach1 does seem to have the lowest fuel economy and range in the segment, which is surely one of its drawbacks. But considering the fact that the Mach1 won’t be used for long journeys and daily uses, the fuel economy won’t bother the owners much. The 2021 BMW M2 Competition makes its presence felt in this department by offering a class-leading fuel economy of 20 mpg combined.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Interior

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach1’s interior is a really fun place to be in with its sporty design layout and some small design cues and features that pay homage to the previous-gen Mach1. The dashboard layout is similar to the current generation Mustang but has a dark spindrift finish with aluminum accents. The door sill plates are brand new on Mach1, and the white cue ball manual shifter knob is derived from the Bullitt. Opt for the Leather package, and you’ll get additional leather treatment as well as accent strips on the seats that pay homage to Mach1’s predecessors.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Drivier Seat

The front bucket seats are 8-way power-adjustable seats with manual recline. Though the manual recline function might seem like an inconvenience, it should be noted that these measures were taken to make the Mach1 lighter than most of its rivals so that it could blast through tracks like there’s no tomorrow. The bucket seats are comfortable and confidence-inspiring with a good amount of lumbar support as well. The rear seats don’t have much space, just like the ones you would find in any other sports coupe. The rear seats are 50-50 split flat-folding bench seats that offer some extra storage space in the interior. The trunk space is adequate for a car of its caliber and has a wide opening for easy access as well.

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Mach1

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Swat Pack Widebody

2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1

2021 BMW M2 Competition

Seating Capacity

4

5

4

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.6 / 56.3 / 44.5

39.3 / 58.5 / 42

38.5 / 55 / 43.9

40.1 / 54.4 / 41.5

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

34.8 / 52.2 / 30.6

37.1 / 53.9 / 33.1

33.5 / 50.3 / 29.9

36.5 / 53.4 / 33

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

13.5

16.2

9.1

13.8

When it comes to interior space, the Mustang Mach1 isn’t the most spacious in the segment. It might feel cramped at times compared to the rivals, but this lesser interior space does help it to become more compact than the rest of the cars thus enhancing its agility and performance. When comparing the cargo capacity, Dodge offers the most at 16.2 cubic feet. Standout interior features available with the coupe are:

  • 8-way power-adjustable seats with manual recline
  • Dark spindrift finish on the dashboard with aluminum accents
  • New door sill plates
  • A small metal plate in the interior conveying the chassis number
  • Design cues from the Mustang Bullitt like the white cue ball shifter knob
  • Accent strips on the seats pay homage to the previous Mach1 Mustangs

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system inside the 2021 Mustang Mach1 is the latest SYNC 3 infotainment system from Ford. It comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display unit that displays a ton of information regarding the infotainment as well as engine performance, track telemetry, etc. The audio system is a 9-speaker premium audio system from Ford with an amplifier.

The Mach1 also boasts various connectivity features such as FordPass Connect, Bluetooth phone & audio connectivity, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay as well as Amazon Alexa compatibility as standard. A 4G WiFi hotspot internet access is available as well. The steering wheel also receives infotainment and cruise control buttons to help the driver focus more on the road. Notable infotainment features include:

  • 9-speaker sound system with amplifier
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • FordPass Connect
  • Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • 4G WiFi internet access hotspot

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Exterior

The 2021 Mustang Mach1’s exterior design feels like a culmination of all the other Mustangs that are available today. It has picked up several design cues from its Shelby siblings as well as the Bullitt one. The exterior design speaks function over aesthetics and clearly conveys the message that it is a serious track weapon. 

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Front Angle View

The distinctive side profile, the aggressive front end with the massive cooling vents, and the rear spoiler, all give it a muscular, sharp, and aggressive styling. Pair that with the noise from the 4 exhaust tips in the back, and the Mach1 surely attracts attention on the streets with its presence. The coupe's curb weight and ground clearance are not available for making any comparison.

Models

2021 Ford Mustang Mach1

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Swat Pack Widebody

2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1

2021 BMW M2 Competition

Curb Weight (lbs)

N / A

4308

3619

3600

Length (inches)

188.3

197.9

188.3

176.2

Width (inches)

75.4

79.7

74.7

73.0

Height (inches)

54.4

57.7

53.1

55.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

5.2

3.5

4.6

Wheelbase (inches)

107.1

116.2

110.7

106.0

The 2021 Mustang Mach1’s shorter wheelbase compared to its rivals helps it perform well on the turns and corners, and its low height and length help it to be more compact and hence perform well. It affects the rear seat space for sure, and the competitors offer better cabin space. Dodge Challenger R/T stands heaviest along with having the most ground clearance of the lot, measuring 4,308 lbs and 5.2 inches, respectively. Standout exterior features include:

  • Massive cooling vents on the grille
  • Updated bumpers compared to the rest of the Mustangs
  • Dual exhaust tips on both ends of the rear
  • Mach1 inspired badge and exterior graphics

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Safety

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 hasn’t gone through any crash tests to date. The 2021 Mustang GT though, on which the Mach1 is based, gets a 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, which is a very commendable achievement and certainly assures that the Mach1 will be equally safe as well. The Mach1 offers the best-in-class safety features such as the Ford Co-Pilot360 Blind Spot monitoring system, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-keep assist, and lane departure warning. Standout safety features include:

  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Ford Co-Pilot360
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane Departure Warning

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Competition

2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 vs. 2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

The Dodge Challenger might seem intimidating for the Mustang Mach1 due to the fact that it comes with a massive supercharged V8 engine that has some serious performance packed into it.

2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

But where the Mach1 truly outshines the Challenger is on the track, and that’s where all the technical prowess of the Mach1 comes into play. The only drawback for Mach1 though is the price tag.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1

The Chevrolet Camaro would be the closest competition to the Mustang Mach1 due to the performance figures and other aspects.

2021 Chevrolet Camaro LT1

The Camaro LT1 also proves to be cheaper than the Mach1 by a huge difference, but it should be noted that the Mustang Mach1 is a special edition with some serious performance packed in it, which when put to the test can outshine the Camaro LT1.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 vs. 2021 BMW M2 Competition

The BMW M2 Competition is a no-nonsense car with some serious power and performance capabilities and drivability that cannot be matched. It is certainly more expensive than the Mustang Mach1 and is more nimble to handle as well.

2021 BMW M2 Competition

But the Mustang Mach1 is clearly meant for the enthusiasts who want a taste of American muscle on track.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe Final Verdict

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach1 is a true legend of a car with the kind of technological prowess and history that it has. Like every car, it does have its own set of drawbacks, but these drawbacks are far less than the pros that come with it. The Mach1 is a serious machine built to ignite the passion for power and performance amongst the enthusiasts, and it is surely going to leave a mark in Ford’s history books.