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Ford Mustang Mach 1


Ford Mustang Mach 1

The 1973 Mach 1 was the biggest of all Mustangs, and a long way from the sporty car intention of the early Mustang design. Not only was it larger (due to complaints about cramped passenger space in the early cars), it was also heavier and plusher, though it handled well, due to the competition suspension which included heavy-duty front and rear springs, front and rear anti-roll bars and re-valved shocks. Coming in 1973, the car was strangled by emissions and as such the 302ci (5-liter) engine offered a fraction of the performance available in 1969 with the very first Mach 1. But you could opt for the 35lei (5.8-liter) engine with a four-barrel carburettor if you wanted to hot things up a little. The 1973 Mach 1's stylish fastback lines and comfortable ride made it a hit, and over 35,000 cars were produced, which was good, considering the fuel crisis hitting gas-guzzler sales.

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Specifications

Top speed:110 mph (176 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):10.4 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:302 ci (4,948 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:136 bhp (101 kW)@ 4,200 rpm
Max torque:232 lb ft (314 Nm) @ 2,200 rpm
Weight:3,090 lb (1,404 kg)
Economy:14 mpg (5 km/I)
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