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The U.S. [motor / motored] vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company is bringing back its [legendary / legion] Mustang Mach 1 car. The classic, high-power sports car was [fast / first] produced in 1964. It is one of the most famous and recognisable cars [ever / never] produced. It has starred in many movies, such as "Bullitt" in 1968 and "Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006. It has also played a [centre / central] role in many American TV shows. The [new / newly] Mach 1 has a V-8, 5.0-litre high-performance engine. Prices will start [from / for] $36,725. A Ford spokesman said: "Mach 1 has a special place [in / at] Mustang history. Like the original, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 will be [true / truth] to its heritage. It will deliver great [looking / looks] and be the best racing Mustang ever."

The Mustang was developed as a stylish sporty, open-top convertible in 1964. Managers at Ford [origin / originally] predicted it would sell 100,000 of the cars [one / a] year. However, the Mustang became the [must / most] successful vehicle launch [for / since] the Ford Model A in 1927. Ford sold over 400,000 Mustangs in 1965 and recorded [sells / sales] of over one million a year later. The car's sporty looks made it very [popular / poplar] . This led to other car makers producing what people [called / calling] "muscle cars". These included the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. A [car / care] analyst said: "The heritage of the Mach 1 invokes a [sense / scent] of speed." Ford is hoping the new Mustang Mach 1 will stay in people's hearts and [add / plus] to its long history.

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