Ford has filed a trademark application for the "Mach 1" moniker which could suggest a new Mustang is in the works.

Ford has filed a trademark application for the "Mach 1" moniker which could suggest a new Mustang is in the works.

According to the application, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Ford wants to use the name on "land motor vehicles, namely, automobiles and their engines." This strongly suggests a new variant could be in the works but the application also covers a variety of accessories including mud flaps, vehicle covers, sunshades, license plate frames and even truck bed liners.

As you may recall, Ford first used the Mach 1 moniker on a special edition 1969 Mustang. It was eventually phased but was resurrected in 2003 for a limited edition Mustang that had retro styling cues and a naturally-aspirated 4.6-liter V8 engine.

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