The Ford Mustang is the world’s most popular sports car. And to keep this title, it has to reinvent itself every year. In 201, Mustang enthusiasts will meet the new Mustang Mach 1.

It is the most track-capable member of the Mustang line-up to ever grace UK shores, arriving in early summer.

On sale now, the best-handling Mustang offered yet boasts 460PS and a suite of performance enhancements for track-ready capability and on-road driving pleasure.

Performance is boosted to a level worthy of the iconic Mach 1 moniker with enhanced aerodynamics, a specially-calibrated 5.0-litre V8 engine and uprated cooling for improved track capability.

The Mach 1 is also the first production Mustang in Europe available with a high-performance TREMEC six-speed manual transmission, featuring rev-matching technology for seamless down-shifts and an upgraded oil-cooler system for high-demand performance driving.

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A unique suspension setup further enhances road performance and track-readiness. Specially-calibrated MagneRide 2 dampers and bespoke springs, anti-roll bars and bush specifications deliver improved control and response under high cornering loads. Retuned electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) software enables the Mach 1 to offer the most precise steering of any Mustang in Europe.

The result is the fastest production Mustang around a track ever offered to customers in Europe.

The car is available to order now with deliveries starting from June: The prices are as follows:

– Fastback 5.0 V8 Petrol 6 Speed Manual £55,185

– Fastback 5.0 V8 Petrol 10 Speed Automatic £57,185

First introduced in 1969, the Mustang Mach 1 extended the performance of the Mustang GT model with a number of enhancements, including more powerful V8 engines, competition suspension and bespoke styling. The first-generation Mach 1 set 295 speed and endurance records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and racing teams using the Mach 1 earned back-to-back SCCA Manufacturer’s Rally Championships in 1969 and 1970. New or updated versions were introduced in 1971, 1974, and 2003. More than 300,000 Mustang Mach 1 vehicles have been produced since 1969.