So the '96 Mustang V-8s really do represent a New Wave of horsepower, because they are in fact the third and fourth variations on the modular theme. Power and torque ratings are unchanged at 215 horsepower and 285 pound-feet, but peaking speeds are elevated slightly to 4400 and 3500 rpm, respectively. The intake manifold's air entrance is centrally located not only because that was the optimum location for power and torque, but also because it delivers the deep-throated induction growl that rouses Mustang owners. At 86 years old, Carroll Shelby should consider putting his name on something more appropriate. The 1996 Cobra also got a limited-edition color: Mystic.
Impressively, 250 pound-feet of torque is already online by 1500 rpm. Inside this aluminum box are eight tuned-length runners resembling the shape of tightly packed bananas. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. With all the pressure from ecologists and auto-safety advocates, Ford was finding it impossible to justify dropping four or five million at the tracks every year where people could see it. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party.
The car is comfortable but could use more cup holders. Mystic was an expensive color, and Mystic Cobras are quite collectible today. Even so, the quarter-mile passes in 11. The car we tested had over 400 pounds more weight on the front wheels than the last Mustang we tested—a 271-hp 289. All 1994 Mustangs received standard three-point seat belts and dual front airbags. The rear window defroster switch, previously mounted below the headlamp pull switch, was moved to the lower center stack below the stereo. Were you to paint the cam lids red and stick on a chrome trident, most Maserati owners would never know the difference.
Very fun in the spring and summer time to let the top down and enjoy the weather. The top comes down with an automatic switch for all you have to do is undo 2 latches above the windshield. It was red with a white top and white leather interior. Car seems to handel and acellerates and stops just fine. Remember when 540 horses were enough to win Indy or set a Bonneville record? However, the car carried over the same roof line and interior, in addition to the same basic platform. That sort of leaves the Boss 351 dangling from the end of the limb that has been cut off. Archived from on August 7, 2007.
In the rear, a four-bar link solid axle is used. Drop the hammer, and with no especially refined technique, 60 mph is yours in a scalding 5. It specialized in my type of car and actually explains about the part that you are buying and how people rate the product!! Zero to 60 mph is accomplished in 4. However, the options are limited when it comes to the V6. It really all comes down to what you prefer, though. Browse by make below to start finding modified car 0-60 and quarter mile stats. The Movement gained stride and stimulated Mustang enthusiasm on a global scale for the next dozen years.
The Mod motor as it is affectionately known in Mustang circles is a cam-in-head design. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. To put it in perspective, those kind of horsepower numbers are higher than the V8s from the 1994-2004 and 2005-2010 eras! These results are based on the latest information on Ford vehicles derived from the best 0 to 60 tests available. The full scope of this challenge is best revealed by the new parts required: an entirely different induction system, a reconfigured oil pan, an oil-to-water heat exchanger, lighter valve springs and retainers, revised exhaust manifolds, and a more-durable accessory drive belt. Most 40th Anniversary package cars came with Parchment tan leather interiors. A Mustang Cobra making more than 300 hp is certainly welcome. For those who prefer the shiftless route, the car will be offered with a new wide-ratio electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.
By far the most important change to the Mustang lineup in 1996 was the introduction of a 4. Available only in black, silver metallic, white, and red, they featured a body-colored hood scoop, rear spoiler, side scoops and rocker panels, a blacked-out panel between the taillamps, and 17 by 8-inch 200 mm five-spoke aluminum wheels; while the Interiors included black leather and vinyl seats with silver inserts and pony logo, aluminum shift knob, a unique instrument cluster with 35th anniversary script, silver and black floor mats with 35th anniversary logo, and silver door trim inserts. Out of this situation sprang the advantage of an extremely wide availability of options for the Mustang, selected from the Falcon, Fairlane, and Galaxie series. Schwarzenegger has his Hummer, Stallone drives an F40, and Seinfeld collects Porsches. The Mach 1 earns its silver medal because it is brute fun.
Ferociously tall gearing means third gear is good for 140 mph and first gear is long enough to reach highway speeds. Everything from weight to driver experience to tires can have an influence not just on mph times, but on zero to 60 times and quarter mile times as well. The car is comfortable but could use more cup holders. The torque flows in a pretty even rush to the transmission, and in most situations you have to be looking for the turbo lag to really notice it. The Windsor uses 8 mm and the Romeo uses 10 mm bolts.
The car was not designed for right-hand drive markets and for complying with Australian Design Rules. Upping the ante by 90 horsepower and the redline by 800 rpm demanded a multitude of special features. Well, torque is the seat-of-the-pants feeling you get when you accelerate in your Mustang. Our '96 prototype test car was a virtually negligible 48 pounds lighter than the last 4. At high rpm, a spinning crankshaft can whip oil in the sump into a froth, so the Mustang also required attention to the engine's bottom side.