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2011 Ford Mustang Mach 1 renderings by Edmundo Cano - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Few Mustang variants are as legendary or desirable as the classic Mach 1. Introduced in 1969 as a high-performance package to slot below the range-topping models from Shelby, the Mach 1 was the every-man's Mustang, and after the pony car lost its way in the late '70s, the Mach 1 wasn't seen again until 2003, when Ford reintroduced the package as the top performing 'Stang this side of the GT500.

We already know there's no Mach 1 for the 2010 model year, but there's at least a little speculation that the historic moniker could be revived for 2011, coinciding with the expected launch of Ford's latest 5.0-liter 400-horsepower Coyote V8 engine. What better excuse could there be for a performance edition? Fortunately for us, Edmundo Cano put mouse to Photoshop and created an enticing rendering of what a factory 2011 Mach 1 might look like.

We're particularly fond of the flat black paint running down the center of the Mustang's hood, which now features the obligatory shaker scoop. Similarly blacked-out 20-inch Torq-Thrust-style wheels look the part, and the whole package is rounded out with Hugger Orange paint and Mach 1 graphics package. We wholeheartedly approve and can't wait to see what Ford has in store in 2011. Thanks for the tip, Carl!



[Source: MyAutomovil.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Ford needs to bring back the Mach 1 and Chevy the Camaro Z-28. Just tweeted from http://twitter.com/TKCarsitesInc
      • 5 Years Ago
      of all the current pony cars, the Mustang is my favorite package. If it includes the suspension bits of the "track pack", then this is quite awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder if Edmundo could perform the same magic on my wife?
      • 5 Years Ago
      you do know hugger orange is a chevy color right? ford has grabber orange
      • 6 Years Ago
      sweet
      • 5 Years Ago
      that is so ugly i like scion X-Bs
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok...I don't know if she was wrong or not....but my girlfriend saw THIS CAR on the highway where I live....so it might not just be rendered speculation...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Top performing Mustang in 2003? I believe that title goes to the SVT Cobra.
      • 6 Years Ago
      5.0 = 302 = Boss

      Wouldn't be surprised if the Ecoboost 3.5 makes it as the Mach I down the line. What else would Ford call it? SVO?
        • 5 Years Ago
        My thoughts on this was that eventually, we'll probably see the following lineup:

        5.0L GT
        5.0L Boss 302
        5.8L TT or Supercharged GT500
        5.8L N/A GT350 or Mach 1
        3.5L Ecoboot V6 (standard)
        2.5L Ecoboost SVO

        I think with the range that the new motor family is going to provide them, they'll be able to do much more with much less, and I think that someday, the halo car GT500 might even get the 6.2L Boss (aka, Hurricane) motor, while the rest of the cars stay on the Coyote and Duratec engine lines.
      • 5 Years Ago
      not really liking the layer cake hood treatment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great! Now all they need to do is drop in a 428 CobraJet and it'll be good to go!
      • 5 Years Ago
      think the last thing this world needs is another limp-wristed, "special edition" Mustang with a fancy paint job and parts out of a JC Whitney catalog thrown on it.

      We saw that with the last generation of Mustang...it was stupid then and it's stupid now.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The 03 Mach's were limp-wristed? The new edge Machs were pretty far from limp wristed (low 13 second cars that could crack the 12s on a nice day when driven right), and were everything the pre-terminator Cobras should have been in terms of power and torque. The new edge Machs were far from some sort of JC Whitney special (take the time to research the car Matt before you blast it).

        • 5 Years Ago
        @Bink, arturo: guys you are arguing with the most ignorant Ford-hater on AB... waste of time :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Another Ford post, another routine bashing from Matt.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Excuse me but the Mach 1 back in 2003 was not just about looks. The car had 40 plus more horses that a stock Mustang GT out of its 3 valve 4.6 engine. It had great looks and performance. The special editions Ford brings are in fact special editions that offer something. Think Cobra, GT500, Mach 1 and Boss, Super Snake, KR. The Bullit might be the only one that might offer little performance, but the difference and prestige is there.

        The mustang has been popular all this years because of the great amount of customization the car offers.
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