It’s not a GT but not yet a Shelby GT500 either. The all-new Ford Mustang Mach 1 gets Goldilocks’d between the two for 2021 — replacing the Mustang GT350, which has been sent off to “live on a farm” where it will have “lots of space to run around” with other Mustang models you don’t see anymore. But does the Mach 1 make for a just-right replacement for the shelved Shelby and justify reviving the gone-since-2004 variant of Ford’s iconic pony car?
Because of various trims, packages and configurations to be had with the Mach 1, the answer to that question is more complicated than it might seem. So be sure to check out Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek’s comprehensive critique via the related link above. But for a rapid-fire rundown of the things we lurve and the things on our nerves, keep reading.
Here are four things we like, and three we don’t, about the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1.