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God help us for posting about another Mustang iteration, but with Ford's commitment to bring a variant of the Pony car to market each year, it was simply a matter of time before the rumors began to swirl. This newest one, courtesy of MustangEvolution, contends that a revival of the Mach 1 is due out sometime in 2009.

While another special edition 'Stang is enough to cause a bout of acid reflux, the basis for the Mach 1 may be yet another tribute to the coupe's cinematic roots. James Bond drove a red Mach 1, sans black stripes and mag wheels, in 1971's Diamonds are Forever, and supposedly Ford is looking for the original car as the basis for the 2009 model. While we can argue the merits of another Mustang variant, a Bond-badged version might seem a bit more palatable – barely.

[Source: MustangEvolution]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      If only there were some way for Ford to attempt to shore up interest in its halo car just as competitors are coming to market...

      • 7 Years Ago
      No way! Who would buy that?

      They should just make a Duke's of Hazard one with a confederate flag on the hood and musical horn.

      • 7 Years Ago
      The first half of the first sentence in this article tells all. The part before the inevitable word "but".

      NOW, when will you actually listen to yourself and do the right thing, rather than the wrong thing? Huh??
      • 7 Years Ago
      makes sence to me- Ford still has the contract for the cars in the next Bond movie and they sold off AstonMartin- so maybe thats their motive?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is the Bond Mustang going to shoot out oil slicks, have rockets, and be able to act as a submarine? I guess Aston Martin decided not to pony up the sponsorship cash...

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Keep them coming! I love all the Mustang variants!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was wondering what Ford was gonna do for the next 007 film now that they got rid of Aston Martin, Jaguar, and even Land Rover.

      I dunno, the Mustang seems too American for someone like James Bond to drive. Luckily he's driven a Mustang before so it won't be THAT obvious that Ford sucks and no longer has something better to offer.we'll see I suppose...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Didn't the "Bond" Mustang also sport whitewall tires? Is Ford going to get the big tire manufacturers to bring whitewall tires back, too?
      • 7 Years Ago
      OHH!!! I am so exctied that I cannot wait for the 1976 Mustang Fastback Giugiaro concept that looks more like a Pinto.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For the past ~15 years Ford has had 3 models; base, GT and Cobra. They have also had some interesting editions like the GTS, a hardtop convertible, BOSS, a couple of Cobra R's (3), the Bullitt. I would consider all of those special because they were out of the normal 3 model lineup. There were also the likes of Saleen, Roush, Steeda, Kenny Brown, ASC and many others working on this car as specialty tuners, or in Saleens case a manufacturer. With todays Mustang there is still the 3 models; V6, GT and GT500. These are not special editions. At the end of the SN95 Mustangs run (2003-2004) Ford added a 4th model, the Mach 1. This was to fill the gap between the 390hp Cobra and 260hp GT. This was an added model, not a special edition, after all they built it in 2003 and 2004, nearly 17,000 of them in all. It was well known at that time that the S197 platform would host 4 levels. Those are the V6, GT, Shelby GT and GT500. In Janurary the Bullitt arrives, the first true Ford special edition. I look forward to seeing one in person. I also look forward to the next Ford special edition, hopefully a Boss.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ugh... I wonder how long until there is a "special edtion" mustang for every word search on google?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the idea of that model comming back, i loved the 1971-1973 Mustangs...and after that! the return of Mustang II!!!
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