Mach 1 Harnesses Pavement-destroying 912 Horsepower

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1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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.

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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.

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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.

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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.

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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