MACH 1 is back!!!

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by tjm73, May 29, 2020.

  1. dark steed

    dark steed Resident noob

    Actually, I think the 6.0 Power Stroke diesel takes that award!

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  2. eighty6gt

    eighty6gt forum member

    These are not cars for the track. Grand Touring.
  3. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

    People will take them out there, for any number of reasons.

    Not the least of which is Ford's advertising pitch, "Dave Pericak, director, Ford Icons. “Like the original, the all-new Mustang will be true to its heritage, delivering great looks and as the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever.”

  4. JJ427R

    JJ427R forum member

    From Fords own media:
    • 480 horsepower limited-edition Mach 1 sets a new standard of 5.0-liter V8 track-ready performance in the Mustang lineup while celebrating original model’s aggressive aerodynamic and handling enhancements
    • Six-speed manual transmission from Ford Performance and an available 10-speed automatic transmission provides capability on and off the track; available Handling Package delivers even more on-track
    • Exterior styling cues include a new front fascia and grilles for both improved cooling and aerodynamics; low-gloss magnetic and black accents as well as hood and side-body stripes with reflective surfaces celebrate Mach 1 heritage dating back more than five decades.
    • The all-new Mustang Mach 1 is set to become the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever, courtesy of a newly designed front end, plus Ford Performance parts from Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models and an available Handling Package for greater at-limit handling.
    • Integrated into the Mach 1 engine are revised Shelby GT350 components including the intake manifold, oil filter adapter and engine oil cooler, increasing engine oil cooling capability by 50 percent.
    Ford is pushing it as a track car, it better damn well live up to it! Guess we'll see.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2020
  5. eighty6gt

    eighty6gt forum member

    Yes mach 1 is for track

    Track packs on gt's are for boomers to select as profitable option

    Gt350 w/o proper coolers was a big boner by Ford. Was rectified IIRC.
  6. Pentalab

    Pentalab forum member

    The front rotor assy is ill conceived, not engineered.
  7. Gabe

    Gabe Whippled Coyote

    The same trans is mated to the GT350 5.2, isn't it?
    And that engine is rated at 429 ft-lbs of torque, at the crank, so the 420 rating is probably B.S.

    What's the torque rating on the MT82, do you happen to know?
  8. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

    I don't know if Getrag actually posts a number for torque capacity. It is certainly not much of a benchmark to follow though. Callimer can build a decent MT-82, there isn't much they can do with the 3160.
    It was the same transmission as the GT350 and it is probably adequate for a stock car but it is a limitation for how far you can take a Mach1 power-wise. The Camaro offers the same transmission-but only on their non V8 cars.
  9. Gabe

    Gabe Whippled Coyote


    Did some Googling, apparently the MT82 is rated at 369 ft-lbs in a 9500-lb vehicle. LOL. Weird way to rate something.
    So in a much lighter vehicle it should be able to handle some good amounts of torque. Mine's been handling about 500 rwtq for about 6 years now. Still on the stock clutch too :)
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