Ford Mustang Mach 1 With Naturally Aspirated V8 Makes It To Europe

A few months ago, a special version of the Mach 1 appeared in the range of Ford Mustang coupes and convertibles, which occupied a niche between the “civilian” modification of the GT and the “charged” Shelby GT500 model. A two-door with a five-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine (487 hp, 569 Nm) and a modified chassis should enter the US market next spring. But the company initially planned export supplies as well. At the end of August, the new Ford Mustang Mach 1 was spotted at the Nurburgring, after which there were rumors that the car would begin to be sold in Europe. And so it happened – Ford introduced a version for the Old World, although local model lovers will be disappointed.

The naturally aspirated V8 5.0 engine complies with the strict Euro 6d emission standards, so its output is reduced to 460 hp. and 529 Nm. It still works in tandem with the Tremec six-speed manual, although a ten-speed automatic is available as an alternative. Otherwise, the European Mustang Mach 1 is practically no different from the version for the home market: it got the same exhaust pipes from the Shelby version, a special aerodynamic body kit (it allowed an increase in downforce by 22% relative to the GT version), characteristic stripes on the body, and Specially designed 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires.

Alas, the company has not yet disclosed the dynamic indicators of the European modification, as well as prices: even the price list for the US market has not yet been published. According to preliminary information, the starting price in Germany will approach 60 thousand euros, but the official data will be published closer to the start of sales, which will take place only next year.

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