The iconic Ford Mustang has seen its fair share of changes over the years, and we’d like to take a look at just how far it’s evolved. For more than five decades, the Ford Mustang has remained a cult classic; a muscle car worth having. With 210 horsepower and V8 engine, the first generation Mustang in 1964 while powerful had a lot of room for growth.
In response to the 1973 oil crisis, Ford knew it had to adapt the Mustang in its second generation and streamlined to a 2.8 liter V6 engine with only 105 horsepower in the Mustang Ghia. Muscle car aficionados weren’t thrilled with the decrease in authority in the 1974 model, so Ford introduced the 1978 King Cobra with a 5.0 liter V8 and 139 horsepower.
Through the 1980s, Ford produced the ’84 and ’87 Mustangs which featured the very popular boxy design, all the rage in the industry at the time, and offered approximately 175 horsepower. The 1990’s saw the first major aerodynamic redesign. With a 5.0 liter V8, 215 horsepower, and weighing 3,258 lbs, the 1994 Mustang GT Coupe highlighted the 4th generation of Mustang.
Moving into the Modern Age, Ford introduced the all-new Mustang GT in 2005 with options for a V6 and V8, 300 horsepower, and 24 vs 16 valves under the hood which allowed for an increase of 40 more horsepower. 2015 was another definitive year for the GT. Ramped up to a whopping 435 horsepower, the ’15 Mustang succeeded all around in design, power, and technology. And looking ahead to the future, the 2020 GT500 is sure to cause jaws to drop with its 700+ horsepower. Can you believe that?!
This year shall not disappoint either: Ford is at it again with the cutting edge 2019 Mustang EcoBoost Fastback: 2.3 L EcoBoost engine, 6-speed manual transmission, 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Independent rear suspension helps minimize body roll and isolates road imperfections for precise handling and a safer ride. The EcoBoost engine features a combination of turbocharging and direct fuel injection that improves fuel economy without sacrificing engine power, which saves you some green in your pocketbook.
Want to get a look at this spectacular new model? Come visit us at Finnin Ford – we’ve got Ford’s Need for Green, both in color and efficiency!