The return of the muscle car is upon us, despite these awful times to be selling cars. The Dodge Challenger is a beauty; the new Chevrolet Camaro should be a dream; and the Ford Mustang, well it could be bringing back the shaker hood with an all new Mach 1. The package was first unveiled back in 1969 and was a more affordable alternative to the factory tuned Shelby cars. The package was reintroduced in 2003 combining a dancing hood scoop with a unique set of rims for the Mustang.

If the design team at Ford get a look at Edmundo Cano’s photoshop makeover of a 2010 Mustang, it’s most likely that there will be a new Mach 1 for 2011, and with the introduction of Ford’s new Coyote V8 finding its way under the hood, why not give it a little room to breathe. We especially like the flat black treatment and vents covering the rear windows, an accessory that no new Mustang should be without. The 20 inch Torq Thrust rims are pure modern day muscle.

This is just a rendering, however not too far off from a production car, stamp a few holes in a couple of hoods, apply a few black vinyl graphics and paint a couple of sets of oversized wheels; and Ford would be ready to go. It is this kind of special edition vehicle that makes us think a little harder about buying American, we couldn’t think of anything better to be seen in laying down 400 HP worth of smokey burnouts.

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Source: Autoblog

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8 comments:

AK47  (1024) posted on 06.15.2009

Since when does Ford have a dual clutch transmission?

AK47  (116) posted on 06.14.2009

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.

AK47  (289) posted on 06.14.2009

It looks great. Those are classic colors for the Mach 1. The Mach 1 is one of the better late 60’s early 70’s Mustangs. The ’72 is my personal favorite of the Mach 1.

AK47  (137) posted on 06.14.2009

I hope Ford replaces the 5-speed auto with their new dual-clutch transmission. This would really give all us auto-lovers something to look forward to.

AK47  (231) posted on 06.14.2009

Iguess, the scoop and bumper look kinda fake but overall it’s pretty good.Nice to see that the droopy dog plastic on the front end has been replaced with a nice clean lip.

Just a thought though, are those side window vents supposed to be facing front - like ram air into your back seats? Seems to me they are venting out the back on most Mustangs.

AK47  (318) posted on 06.14.2009

FYI: The Ford Mustang Mach 1 was a legendary performance version of the Ford Mustang that was produced between 1969 and 1979. It had a great niche market, sitting a step below the storied Shelby muscle car, and was a more affordable option for a high-performance Mustang. Edmundo Cano has created a fantastic set of renderings to showcase his vision of what the Mach 1 will look like when it hopefully re-enters the Mustang line-up.

AK47  (314) posted on 06.13.2009

If this model makes it. A Mach 1 for 2011 is most awaited

AK47  (421) posted on 06.13.2009

The artist from Mexico draws on past model features and attributes to present a vision that looks pretty plausable as well as impressive. The car is painted in Hugger Orange with a nice black matte paint job running down the middle of the hood. The instantly disguisable air shaker up front has pretty much been a staple of all Mach 1 vehicles

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