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Old 2/6/17, 01:10 PM
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I don't see the point of a Mach 1 and a GT500 in the same lineup. Unless they pattern the Mach 1 as more of a Performance Package 3 level and the GT500 just goes ***** out. That would leave a hole in the lineup for the road course model. Then again, Ford doesn't necessarily always have to have a Mustang model for every enthusiast, every generation...
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I could see the Mach 1 evolving from the GT350, sort of the way it evolved from the normally aspirated SN95 Cobra when the Cobra went FI.
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Assuming the GT350 dies for '19MY.....

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I could see the Mach 1 evolving from the GT350, sort of the way it evolved from the normally aspirated SN95 Cobra when the Cobra went FI.

I agree.

My ideal:

Mach 1 = normally aspirated 5.2 cross plane crank V8, 485hp / 440lb/ft

GT500/Halo Stang = FI 5.2 cross plane crank V8, 755hp / 650lb/ft


Both would come with 6-speed manual or 10-speed auto.....MagneRide as standard.

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Originally Posted by Twin Turbo
I agree.

My ideal:

Mach 1 = normally aspirated 5.2 cross plane crank V8, 485hp / 440lb/ft

GT500/Halo Stang = FI 5.2 cross plane crank V8, 755hp / 650lb/ft


Both would come with 6-speed manual or 10-speed auto.....MagneRide as standard.

Heeeeeeell yeah! Sign me up!
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Old 2/8/17, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Twin Turbo
I agree.

My ideal:

Mach 1 = normally aspirated 5.2 cross plane crank V8, 485hp / 440lb/ft

GT500/Halo Stang = FI 5.2 cross plane crank V8, 755hp / 650lb/ft


Both would come with 6-speed manual or 10-speed auto.....MagneRide as standard.

I think I'd be okay with this. Make the Mach 1 have 500hp though, for good measure

And call the halo car the Cobra. With the return of the Bullitt and Mach 1, clearly there needs to be a "Cobra" at the top of the food chain!!
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Yeah a new Mach 1 should be over 500 HP.
With the '18 GT getting a power bump possibly to around 450hp, the Mach only being 50 HP more from a bigger engine would be a disappointment.
I'd go as far as saying that 550+ would be the number it should have, with a very close torque number.
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One question regarding the instrument cluster.

is the digital instrument panel a option or standard and there is no possibility to keep the goog-old analog instruments?
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It's optional. And, by the sounds of it, only optional on the Premium trim
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I agree, Mach 1 should be over 500HP, but there're always mods to go up from here
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