The recently launched sixth generation Ford Mustang has only been on the market for about a year, but Ford is rumored to have made significant progress in the car’s first mid-cycle update which would possibly include the revival of the fabled Mach 1 moniker.
The tweaked muscle car would feature a reworked front fascia and a 10-speed (you heard that correctly) automatic transmission when it makes its appearance for the 2018 model year according to several unnamed sources in statements to Automotive News. The refresh would also reintroduce U.S. buyers to the Mach 1 (albeit in limited production form) which would be the first time that the Mach 1 has adorned a Mustang model since the 2004 “New Edge” era Mustang. Unlike that iteration, additional rumors appear to suggest that the Mach 1 would serve as the flagship of the Mustang range surpassing the GT350 in this role. However, further details regarding this potential model are murky, and curious followers will have to wait a while before more information is known.
In the meantime, buyers will still have plenty of distinctive special edition Mustang variants to choose from when they visit their local Ford dealer. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R are expected to arrive in dealer lots later this summer with both cars just recently beginning production while a new Pony package and the newest iteration of the GT exclusive California Special package were added to the order sheet for the 2016 model year.