The Ford Mustang Mach 1 was a performance model of the Ford Mustang that was introduced in August 1968 as a 1969 model. The newly restyled 1969 Mustang had three body styles, and the Mach 1 package was only available on the Sports roof version. The Mach 1 title adorned performance styled Mustang offerings until the end of the Mustang II in 1978.
As part of a Ford heritage program, the Mach 1 title returned in 2003 as a high performance version of the Mustang with many visual connections to the originals. Ford discontinued the Mach 1 after the 2004 model year, when the Mustang was once again replaced with a new model.
Ford first used the name “Mach 1” in its 1959 display of a concept “Levacar” called the Ford Rotunda. This concept vehicle used a cushion of air as propulsion on a circular dais.