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Ford Mustang GT (1998)


Ford Mustang GT (1998)

The 1998 Mustang GT was a progression of the body style which appeared in 1994, taking over from the much-loved but dated Series 3 'Fox' Mustang. Though heavier than the Series 3 due to extra stiffening in the shell structure, the car felt more solid to drive and handled far better. The real change was when the B.OL V8 engine was replaced by the all-new 281ci (4.6-liter) 'Modular' V8 in 1996, which offered an increase in refinement at the cost of torque. By 1998 the GT was putting out 225bhp (167kW) and 285lb ft (386Nm) torque and the engine was a keen rower. It used a live axle with four locating bars and separate coil springs and shocks at the rear, while at the front MacPherson struts with lower wishbones gave a good ride and handling. To satisfy Mustang lovers, Ford added scoops on the side bodywork and vertically segmented rear lights, plus a running horse in the grille.

Ford Mustang GT (1998) Specifications

Top speed:141 mph (226 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.3 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:281 ci (4,604 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:225 bhp (167 KW) @ 4,400 rpm
Max torque:285 lb ft (386 Nm) @ 3,500 rpm
Weight:3,462 lb (1,573 kg)
Economy:20 mpg 97.1 km/I)
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