The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 could be the flagship of the corporate’s pony automobile line, but it surely’s lacking some options that have been initially promised.
Clients on the Mach 1 Mustang House owners Australia group on Fb have expressed their dissatisfaction with Ford, with one consumer sharing a letter he despatched to Ford in addition to the corporate’s response.
“We’re working by means of how we’re in a position to finest assist our Mach 1 house owners in gentle of this data and can attain out to every of them very quickly with an replace,” a Ford Australia spokesperson advised CarExpert.
The extra track-focused Mach 1 was initially marketed as having a Torsen limited-slip differential, nevertheless Ford Australia has confirmed it as a substitute makes use of the identical 3.55:1 rear differential because the Mustang GT and the now-defunct Bullitt.
The three.73:1 Torsen differential is commonplace on US-market Mach 1 fashions and makes use of inside gears as a substitute of clutch packs.
Ford Australia has additionally needed to republish brochures greater than as soon as to take away mentions of different options marketed on the mannequin’s debut that received’t be accessible regionally.
The corporate has mentioned it’ll publish an up to date brochure and launch shortly.
Rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise management have been beforehand listed as being commonplace in promotional supplies, nevertheless these options received’t be accessible on any right-hand drive Mach 1 fashions.
Whereas the Excessive Efficiency and GT fashions function this stuff, the Mach 1 will make do with a reversing digicam and common cruise management.
“The Mustang Mach 1 is a goal constructed product with a singular purpose – to be the last word driving Mustang on the street and monitor,” mentioned the Ford Australia spokesperson.
“Uniquely engineered components, that are designed to enhance downforce and cooling on the Mach 1, sadly imply that the car doesn’t function Adaptive Cruise Management or audible rear sensors whereas parking.”
Using the Shelby GT350’s decrease gentle meeting additionally means there aren’t any fog lights, whereas there are incandescent parking lights.
Deliveries of the 700 locally-bound Mach 1 coupes have already commenced to clients and dealerships.
The Mach 1 coupe is priced at $83,365 earlier than on-road prices in each guide and auto guise, or round $20,000 greater than a GT guide.
When Ford Australia first introduced the Mach 1 was coming Down Below, it confirmed the efficiency flagship would already be lacking out on some objects accessible within the US.
These embrace blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, plus Grabber Yellow and Race Purple exterior color choices.
We additionally miss out on the non-compulsory Dealing with Bundle, which provides particular 19-inch aluminium wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, plus adjustable prime strut mounts, a entrance splitter, and a rear spoiler with a Gurney flap borrowed from the Shelby GT500.
Our Mach 1 additionally produces 345kW of energy and 556Nm of torque from its naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre Coyote V8, down 13kW and 14Nm on the US-spec mannequin although nonetheless up 6kW on the Australian-spec GT.
Just like the US-spec mannequin, nevertheless, our Mach 1 incorporates a retuned suspension with recalibrated MagneRide adaptive dampers, springs, anti-roll bars and bushes, plus retuned steering.
The lively exhaust has additionally been tuned particularly for the Mach 1, whereas there’s a selection of a 10-speed automated transmission or a Mach 1-exclusive Tremec six-speed guide with rev-matching.
The Mach 1 borrows some items from the discontinued Shelby GT350 and the fire-breathing Shelby GT500.
Its rear axle cooler and decrease diffuser come from the Shelby GT500, whereas its consumption manifold and engine oil cooler come from the Shelby GT350.
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