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2003-04 Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Horsepower, & Colors

Posted 1/29/2019 by Jason Konieczny

If you have been looking for information on the 2003-2004 Mach 1, LMR has you covered with everything you need to know about this restyled classic!

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2003-04 Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Horsepower, & Colors - 2003-04 Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Horsepower, & Colors

History

Fords second throwback to the 60’s was the relaunch Mach 1 for 2003-04. Two years prior Ford produced the Mustang Bullitt based on the GT with the 4.6L SOHC 2V engine. This time around, the guys at SVT made their 4V DOHC engine from the 99-01 Cobra but made some tweaks for better low-end torque and a stronger engine across the powerband. This Mach 1 had clear cosmetic touches reminiscent of the 1969-70 versions which instantly became a classic with its retro looks and modern power!

Specs

2003-04 Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Horsepower, & Colors - 2003-04 Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Horsepower, & Colors

Engine:

  • 90 Degree DOHC 32-valve 4.6L V-8
  • Aluminum Block
  • Bore x Stroke: 3.55 in. x 3.54 in.
  • Compression:  10.0:1

Performance:

  • Horsepower - 305-hp @ 5800 RPM
  • Torque - 320-lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
  • 0-60 mph – 5.3 sec.
  • 1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.8 seconds @ 102.5mph
  • Solid Rear Axle with a 3.55:1 Rear End Gear Ratio

Wheels/Tires:

  • Wheels: Cast Aluminum 17 x 8, 5-spoke "Heritage" wheels
  • Tires: P245/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle ZR45

Brakes

  • Front: 13” vented Brembo disc, PBR twin-piston calipers
  • Rear: 11.65” vented disc, single-piston calipers
  • ABS: Four-channel ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control

General:

  • Transmission: 5-speed manual (TR-3650) or 4-speed Auto (4r75w)
  • Curb weight: 3,469 lb
  • Wheelbase:  101.3”
  • Length x width x height:  183.5 x 73.1 x 52.9
  • EPA City/Hwy:  
    • 17 city/25 highway (Manual)
    • 17 city/23 highway (Auto)

2003 Production Numbers:
Total Produced (Coupe Only): 7,182

Interior

Torch Red

Azure Blue

Black

Dark Shadow Grey

Zinc Yellow

Oxford White

Totals

Graphite suede

2,513

2,250

1,611

1,595

869

814

7,182

2004 Production Numbers:
Total Produced (Coupe Only): 7,182

Interior

Azure Blue

Torch Red

Black

Dark Shadow Grey

Competition Orange

Screaming Yellow

Oxford White

Totals

Graphite suede

1,316

1,259

1,064

1,039

1,039

768

697

7,182


What Makes A Mach 1 Mustang Different?

2003-04 Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Horsepower, & Colors - 2003-04 Mustang Mach 1 Specs, Horsepower, & Colors

Mechanical

The Retro Mach 1 utilizes the DOHC 4.6L 32-valve engine but has an aluminum block similar to the 1999-01 Cobras verses the Cast Iron Block in the 2003-04 SVT Cobra models. Ford changed up the Cam profiles in these four-valve heads and used the 5.4L’s Intake Camshafts and a unique Exhaust Camshaft. To expel the extra airflow, the Mach 1 also had a specific set of port-matched Exhaust Manifolds. The remainder of the Exhaust was very similar to the 2001 Bullitt that was equipped with Tuned Arvin Mufflers for a unique exhaust note. Valve covers were black in 2003 and were switched out for silver valve covers in 2004 like the ones used on the SVT Cobra.

The Manual Transmission was the same 5-speed TR-3650 that was in the late 2001-04 GT, the 2001 Bullitt, and 2001 Cobra while the Automatic Transmission was a beefed up 4r75w 4-speed.

The Brakes were also carried the same specs as the 2001 Bullitt and Cobra with 13” Front Brembo disc with Aluminum dual-piston custom anodized calipers and 11.6” Rear vented disc with single-piston calipers.

Interior and Exterior

Here is where the Mach 1 stands out from the GT and Cobra Mustang. Two Words: Shaker Hood! If there as any part of this car that paid homage to the original Muscle Car, it is the Shaker Scoop that sticks through the hole in the hood that shakes as the engine torques under load. It immediately brings one back to the late 60’s! Along with that, Ford came through with the Exterior stripes on the hood and rocker panels, Magnum 500 Style wheels, Chin Spoiler, and a semi-gloss black spoiler as well as Retro Mach 1 Badges on the rear decklid to complete the exterior. The late concept Mach 1 cars carried the Bullitt Smooth rocker moldings and “mudflap” but these were replaced with the standard rocker moldings once the car his production.

As for the interior, this Classic Pony has Front and Rear leather bucket seats that are a modern version of the 1969 Mach 1 with bolstering similar to its Bullitt and Cobra siblings. Speaking of the Bullitt, its wrap around Gauge Cluster and polished aluminum shifter ball found their way into this much storied Mustang! Even the Bullitt’s Metal-Trimmed Pedals were an option!

Conclusion

All in all, Ford hit a homerun with the 2003-04 Mach 1! Unfortunately, it has been overshadowed by its big brother, the Terminator; also known as the 2003-04 Cobra with its Eaton Supercharger, 6-speed T56 Transmission, and underrated “390” Horsepower. But if you wanted the best Naturally Aspirated DOHC 4.6L Engine that Ford ever tucked into a Fox Chassis, the Mustang Mach 1 needs to be in your driveway!

There is just something about that Shaker Hood.

 


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