2015 Ford Mustang spy shotsEnlarge Photo
Ford Authority is now reporting that Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is trying to acquire the trademark for the Mach 1 name.
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As of August 26, Ford is exercising an extension granted by the United States Patent Office before implementing the trademark. Applicants are typically allowed six extensions lasting six months each, in order to actually put a product with the trademarked name on sale.
Ford obviously isn't going to introduce a Mach 1 based on the current Mustang, so this indicates that this classic performance model is in the cards for the redesigned 2015 model.
2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1Enlarge Photo
We should have more details soon, as the 2015 Ford Mustang will reportedly be unveiled in December, ahead of an official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and the car's 50th anniversary in April. Sales will start next summer.
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