Mach 1 Harnesses Pavement-destroying 912 Horsepower
Built from the ground-up, 1970 restomod packs a big punch in the form of a super-thirsty 9.8-liter V8.
At the peak of the muscle-car era, our beloved Mustang was packing tons of power, especially in the form of the newly introduced Mach 1 performance package. The 1970 model came with a 351 on the low end, though one tick of the box would bump that for a 428 Cobra Jet for massive gains.
One builder decided that wasn’t enough, though. Charlotte, North Carolina-based RK Motors recently unveiled its take on the 1970 Mach 1, and it’s ready to knock-off all challengers.
The restomod Mach 1 was rebuilt from the ground-up with the intent of making this pony a pro-touring pro. The shade of red is a interpretation of one of Lexus’ reds, and looks gorgeous draped over the entire body.
Under the hood is where this Mach 1 shines, though. The engine, built by Jon Kaase Racing Engines, is a 9.8-liter V8 with electronic fuel injection pumping out a mad 912 wild stallions and 826 lb-ft of tire-destroying torque through a 4L80E four-speed automatic to the 9-inch rear with 3.73 gears.
The inside of the Mach 1 will keep you comfortable as you wrangle those fire-breathing horses, beginning with the black suede and leather buckets. Four-point harnesses will keep you and your friend snug while thundering around the corners, while the modernized air conditioning unit will keep you cool while you try to keep your cool.
RK Motors Mach 1 Mustang comes with tons of documentation, including the car’s original owner’s manual, and its official dyno results. Whether you’re taming canyons or taking home trophies, this pony is ready for the big time.