2023 Ford Mustang improves in all areas

The 2023 Mustang Mach 1 is finally here! It’s been five decades since the original appeared. The Mach 1’s mission: to be a faster, better-looking and better-handling version of the Mustang GT.

Driving Impression
The 2023 Mustang Mach 1’s braking performance is impressive and can stop instantly. The stopping power comes from the optional super-sticky tires that are part of the handling package our test car was equipped with. The Mach 1 can take curves and straightaways with ease. The optional handling package has tremendous levels of grip and confidence. The Mach 1 is fun to drive and gives the feel of a true sports car.

Under the Hood
The Mach 1’s Coyote V-8 is the same upgraded motor from the Bullitt, which makes an additional 20bhp more than the standard GT, bringing the total to 480 bhp by employing a wider throttle body and intake manifold from the GT350 and open air box.

Safety Features
The Mach 1 features driver, passenger, front head, rear head and front side air bags. Other safety features include brake assist, electronic stability control, daytime running lights, integrated turn signal mirrors, traction control, blind spot monitor, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist.

The Mustang Mach 1 is relatively comfortable. Its dual-zone automatic climate-control system is excellent. It provides good temperature regulation and has plenty of vents with excellent adjustability. The front seats have bolstering on the optional Recaro seats, but they do an excellent job of holding you firmly in place during aggressive driving.

The Mach 1 has a 13.5 cu.ft. trunk and has the option to remove the rear seats. Interior storage space is also identical to a standard Mustang. You’ll find enough room for sunglasses, a phone and drinks, and everything stays secure even during spirited driving.

Other inside features include:
* Cabin particulate air filter.
* Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control.
* Rain-sensing windshield wipers. * Open image overlay for rain-sensing windshield wipers.
* Black foot pedals.
* Ambient lighting with MyColor and 4.2-inch cluster.
* Auto-dimming rearview mirror.
* Auto lights (automatic on/off headlamps) with wiper activation.
* Centre console with full armrest.
* Cupholders (2).
* Driver footrest.
* Premium carpeted floor mats with accent stitch.
* Illuminated door-sill scuff plates.
* Intelligent access with push-button start.
* Interior trunk release.
* Leather-wrapped parking brake handle.
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, and tilt/telescoping steering column.
* Windows: Front one-touch up/down with Global Open.
* Powerpoints (2).
* Rear-view camera.
* Reverse sensing system.
* Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors.
* Track Apps Open image overlay.
* Universal garage-door opener.
* Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking.
* Lane keeping system.
* 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster with MyColor Open image overlay.
* Glove box with lockable door.
* Satin chrome instrument cluster register vents and cupholder surrounds.
* White cue-ball shift knob.
* Dark spindrift aluminum instrument panel applique.
* Mustang Mach 1 instrument panel badge with unique chassis number.

Entertainment Systems
* Nine-speaker sound system with amplifier, AM/FM stereo and MP3 capability.
* SiriusXM Radio Open image overlay.
* SYNC 3 Open image overlay.
* USB Ports – Smart-Charging (2).
* Voice-activated navigation system with pinch-to-zoom capability.
* FordPass Open image overlay.

* Six-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar control.
* Four-way power front passenger seat.
* Four-way adjustable front head restraints.
* 50/50 split-bench folding rear seat.
* Color-accented cloth seats.

* Remote start system.
* Leather-wrapped shift knob.
* Gauge pack (oil pressure and vacuum).
* RECARO cloth sport seats open image overlay.

The Mach 1 is distinct in appearance when compared to other Mustangs. This specialty Mustang comes equipped with unique upper and lower grille segments, as well as custom inlaid intake ducts.

• Wheelbase: 107.1 inches.
• Length: 188.3 inches.
• Height: 54.4 inches.
• Width w/o mirrors: 75.4 inches.