It has been more than 50 years, and almost two decades since the Mach 1 brand was introduced on the new Ford Mustang. And now it seems that the wait will not be too long for those who endure the next one. It has been announced that Mach 1 will return from the large bronze factory in Dearborn, Michigan, and replace Ford’s 5.0-liter Mustang V8 scale.
The Mach 1 brand, as the name suggests, has always been synonymous with the fastest Mustang you can buy if you haven’t been to the Shelby or Boss fire area. The name was inspired by pilot hunter Chuck Yeager, who was the first man to break through the sound barrier. By comparison, the Mustang Mach set a record of 1,295 speed and endurance in its first year.
You really should see this. It was last produced by the Ford Mach 1 in early 2000, shortly after the Bullitt 2001. Sounds familiar? This time, the Bullitt engine continues to be tuned in 2019 to Mach 1, and that’s exactly what Ford’s software engineer wanted for the Mustang.
“I like how the Bullitt engine has reached the red line, it’s one of the best 5.0 liters we’ve ever made,” says the aforementioned software engineer Carl Vidmann. To speed it up, the Shelbi GT350 air box and intake manifold and 87 mm butterfly housing are installed on this setting.
“We went through this way of powering the engine as much as possible, but we also had all the lifting weights we needed, at high speeds, by the drive installation method,” Vidmann said. It got power from V8 to 7500 rpm, which we asked for from this vehicle.
While this means that the Mach 1 has the familiar 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of power output, you can be sure that the Mach 1 isn’t just “Bullitt Part 2”. Several engineers are investing in Mach 1 to produce a car that focuses more on the track than the GT or Bullitt, and the cooling problem is the first to respond.
Although Ford claims that the standard 5.0-liter GT is not designed for a car on the track, especially with a 10-speed automatic, Mach 1 will borrow a more intensive cooling system than Shelby boats. The entire front of the Mach 1 has been redesigned compared to the standard Mustang, taking into account not only the design with some retro-style characters, but also the new cooling system.
“The trick is to actually design a Shelby refrigerator that has a double-sided air cooler,” says Vidmann. “On the one hand, there’s an engine oil cooler that increases that cooling by about 50 percent, and on the other hand, there’s an oil cooler that connects to a manual or automatic transmission. A Bullitt engine.”
As mentioned, Mach 1 will be available with a 6 or 10 speed manual torque converter. The first Tremec device was taken from the upgraded GT350 to accommodate a dual clutch and short transmission. The other is Ford’s 10R80 car equipped with an air-cooled oil cooler that increases cooling by 75 percent. The rear axle that powers the system from the GT500, which also borrows the rear diffuser, is also cooled.
According to Widmann, the team behind Mach 1 had the surprising goal of keeping this new cooling setting flat. Eight years ago, the basis for durability lay in the Grattan Circle in Michigan, where Ford conducted several tests.
“It’s a short race, but we made endurance adjustments, and our goal … was a manual driver from 2012.  That was really our goal. Of course, another vehicle is much faster than the boss [Mach 1] 2012. That is the goal we got from the archive., We go this route and we know how many laps this car goes.
The Mach 1 track extension is a special suspension setting. Vidmann says the customizable Magneride is standard on all Mach 1 devices, meaning the team can use slats and moving springs to create a more focused environment using Shelby car software. The wheels around the car also burned about half an inch (now 9.5 inches forward, 10 rear)