With a long history of producing fast cars, you will not be disappointed in the speed and power of the latest Ford models.
5. Ford Mustang Mach-1 (0-60 in 4.5 seconds)
The Mustang Mach-1 returns in 2021 for the first time in 17 years, with 5.0 liter V-8 engine that gives it 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. With a starting price of around $50,000, the Mach-1 is comparable to the Mustang Bullit and has similar specs. Critics like Richard Hammond have praised the recent improvement in handling saying “It’s some time since we’ve been able to laugh at Mustangs for handling like a grand piano in an ice rink. But the current generation Ford have sorted it. They’ve dragged the Mustang kicking and screaming into this century.”
One of the new colors for 2021 for the Mustang Mach-1 is called Fighter Jet Grey which may entice you to blast “Danger Zone” on the 12 speaker B&O sound system (available with the premium package). Another fun upgrade is a white cue ball shift knob with an engraving of the unique chassis number. Transmission is available in both a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic.
4. Ford Mustang Bullitt (0-60 in 4.4 seconds)
The Mustang Bullitt has a powerful V-8 engine with 480 horsepower at 7,000 rpm. It’s 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds is almost one second slower than Shelby GT500 but is about $25,000 cheaper ($46k compared to $70k). In one test at the German Autobahn, the Bullit reached a top speed of 162 mph. The Bullitt will be discontinued for the 2021 model year, so the closest alternative will be the Mach-1.
3. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (0-60 3.6 seconds)
With a 5.2L Supercharged V-8 Engine, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the fastest Fords ever made. The 2020 Shelby GT500 has an incredible 760 horsepower, 625 Lb-Ft of torque, and a reported top speed of 180 mph. It also has a steep starting price of just over $72,000. Sadly, Ford is discontinuing the GT500 for the 2021 model year.
2. Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance (0-60 in 3.5 seconds)
The new fully electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance has a remarkable 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds according to Ford. Few Mustang loyalists would have ever predicted that the Mustang name would be attached to an electric SUV. Despite the outrage by some Mustang fans, the Mach-E has received some positive reviews for the strong performance of the new model.
The all-electric engine in the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance provides 480 horsepower and 634lb-ft of torque. The battery in the floor of the Mach-E creates a low center of gravity and a ground clearance of just 5.8 inches. The low center of gravity means that the Mach-E handles more like a car than an SUV. As a fully electic vechicle, the Ford Mach-E is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit for some individuals which can mean huge savings compared to gas-powered cars that consume a lot of gasoline.
1. Ford GT (0-60 in 3.0 seconds)
Many people are surprised to learn that Ford makes a supercar that compares to the Bugatti Chiron and the Lamborghini Aventador. With a starting price of around $500,000, the Ford GT provides the fastest driving experience Ford can offer. Ford claims a top speed of 216 miles per hour and it has been tested in the quarter mile at 10.8 seconds by Car and Driver.
Bonus: Mach-E 1400
To demonstrate the capabilities of electric vehicles, Ford made a version of the Mach-E GT with seven engines and 1400 horsepower that was measured at a top speed of 160 miles per hour. Unfortunately, it is not available to the public.