2002 Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

For 1994, the Mustang underwent its commencement major redesign in 15 age. The new excogitation, cipher named “SN-95” by Fording, was quieten based on the “Fox” chopine, but featured dramatically new styling by Patrick Schiavone that merged around stylistic throwbacks to originally Mustangs. The car remained rear-wheel campaign. It greatly reanimated the popularity of the blade. The fundament exemplar came with a 3.8 L V6 locomotive rated at 145 hp (108 kW) spell the GT featured the “5.0” 4.9 L V8, which now utilised the 5.0L Thunderbird inspiration multiplex and a bigger, 60mm accelerator trunk, and was now rated at 215 h.p.. The successful Cobra modeling likewise returned, with its GT-40 equipt 5.0 L locomotive, now rated at 240 hp (179 kW), the spare 5 h.p. approach from a 70mm gas trunk. The Mustang Cobra translatable was selected as the Yard Car for the Indianapolis 500, devising it the one-third clock that the Mustang had enjoyed such an purity. Grand replicas were reinforced and sold done take dealers. Bigger brakes, a unlike transmittance, and abeyance limiting followed. The Mustang was named Motive Drift clip’s Car of the Twelvemonth for the one-third clock in 1994.

2002 Ford Mustang

In 1996, Mustang fans were expecting the 5.8 L (351 in³) V8 to brand its homecoming to the steady output. Withal, this is not what they got. The 5.0 GT locomotive was replaced by a 215 hp (160 kW) 4.6 L SOHC “Modular” V8 locomotive. This locomotive had been introduced in Lincoln models, and was function of Crossing’s contrive to “overhaul” its locomotive card. The locomotive has two valves per cylinders, one for inlet and one for release. Disdain existence SOHC, it was not practically of a revver, and spell torquey, didn’t shuffling lots might retiring 5000 rpm. The Cobra edition was updated that yr with a high-revving 305 hp (227 kW) duple o’er brain cam shape of the 4.6 L V8. The Cobra’s pulley, shape by Teksid of Italy, was an al, cross-bolted stop. The heads had burst ports and vast valves, and were arguably a picayune practically for the street, but are lull a dearie of modular wash teams. To correct for the relation deficiency of low end reaction associated with these kinda cylinder heads, SVT too put an ingestion multiply with double runners on the Cobra, with the secondaries not porta until approximately 3000 rpm, qualification these other modular Cobras selfsame reactive at low speeds. In 1996, the 3.8 L V6 was bumped to a 150 hp (112 kW) valuation. The thirster valve covers for 8 cylinders not-withstanding, when the bonnet was open up, the V6 mustangs were arguably more esthetically pleasing than the V8 models, since the V8 locomotive bay was on the flat slope, a far cry from the 5.0 locomotive bays, which the V6 really resembles. In 1998 the SOHC 4.6 L V8 ability was increased to 225 hp (168 kW) with a more belligerent estimator and bigger tucker empennage pipes. This was likewise the finale yr of the “Rung Personify Mustang.” 1998 was likewise the just yr that the “Sports” packaged was offered. It included unequalled blacken chevron (disregardless of car colouration) on the hoodlum which elongated ended to the bicycle wells.

2002 Ford Mustang

A invigorated exemplar with Crossing’s “New Boundary” styling themes came in 1999. Asleep were many of the flaccid lines of the betimes SN-95s. Furthermore, chomp was added to the Mustang’s skin. Eventide though the GT’s 4.6 drive was out-sized by the 346-inch LS1 Camaros, the GT was far less expensive, and didn’t get the calibre issues that the F-bodies were known for, resulting in the Mustang whacking the Camaro/Redbird in sales. In 1999, Mustang GT’s mightiness increased to 260 hp (194 kW) at 5250 rpm and a sizeable 302 ft·lb (409 N&crap;m) of torsion at 4000 rpm; redline was at 6000 rpm. Superpower suffered at the low endwise this locomotive in compare to the before SOHC models, but it more made up for it at higher RPM due to the new “operation advance” heads, cams, and ingestion multiplex. The 4.6 Mustang now matte more wish a gamy meandering functioning centrifugal, as compared to the sooner 4.6’s, which were basically motortruck motors with duple discharge. The Mustang GT now did the 1/4 mi in fair complete 14 seconds, versus the 98 GT’s mid-14 sec performances, and in 2000, Fording identical wordlessly insert more fast-growing cams and embossed the condensation on the GT’s, besides as offer a 3.55:1 concluding crusade. These changes put the GT solidly into the gamy 13’s in the 1/4 mi, with ambush speeds about 100 mph. Crossing did leave-taking many of their fans discomfited withal, as thither was a rumored(and spotty) GT with a 5.4 SOHC V8 with a 290 hp valuation. Crossing ne’er followed done thereon. On the V6 models, split-port initiation replaced single-port generalization, which increased the foundation example’s might to 190 hp (142 kW). Piece the Cobra claimed 320 hp (239 kW), around magazines and owners contradicted it. 5.0 Mustangs and A-one Fords claimed that it really exceeded the torsion valuation, but didn’t rather compeer the mightiness evaluation. Thither were recalls for the 1999 manakin class Cobras, which were minded inlet and release improvements, putt ability at 320 hp to peer the pilot title. As a answer, the Cobra was not produced in 2000 (demur the modified Cobra R) and the party highly-developed new parts to interchange the absent powerfulness. These changes were unified into the 2001 manakin twelvemonth Cobra, and when set, these quad-cammed mustangs haste done the 1/4 mi in the lour to mid-13 arcsecond reach.

Index came from re-designed heads and cams. As a “modular” folk, before 4.6 L SOHC’s can barter out their heads with “Superpower Improved” heads as offered done the Fording Parts Catalogue. Due to a dissimilar burning bedroom and pistons, the contraction gets bumped to most 10.7:1, and requires agio fire. The Cobras standard exchangeable improvements, as a permutation was made from “B” elan heads as ill-used in the other 32 valve DOHC Modulars to “C” heads (alias Tumbleports). Redline was set at 7000 rpm for the DOHC Cobra. The Cobra besides standard an mugwump back abatement, which was too modular.

Peculiar Cobra R versions were uncommitted in express editions in 1993, 1995, and 2000. Made as backwash cars, they were stripped-down of air conditioning, radios, and cover seating. Different the former R’s, one did not demand a racing licence to buy one of these airstream Cobras. The suspensions were exquisitely tuned, and in 1995 and 2000 the Cobra R’s had increased translation engines (5.8 L and 5.4 L, severally) that made these cars exceedingly powerful raceway machines. The 1995 Cobra R victimised a 5.8L V-8 with GT-40 initiation and a flatbed tappet camshaft, and was cautiously rated at 300 hp. The 2000 Cobra R utilised a modular cast-iron pulley and the better cylinder brain/uptake organisation yet for the modular motors, flow stupefying numbers eve in livestock shape. Crossing labeled the centrifugal with ratings of 385 hp (287 kW) and 385 ft·lb (522 N&crap;m) torsion. Literal mightiness was overrun 400 hp. It standard a Tremec T-56, 6-speed transmittal, the like contagion secondhand in the Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Camaro, and the Circumvent Viper. Kid outside enhancements such as the accession of a breast divider and bum flank added consume personnel and constancy at upper. The Cobra victimised a english exiting exhaust, utilizing factual shorty headers and leash Borla mufflers. It too exploited “smoke-dried” headlights, which made their way onto all Mustangs the chase yr.

2002 Ford Mustang

In 2001, Fording offered a limited variation of its GT with the “Bullitt” nameplate. It was evocative of the 1968 390 fastback example goaded by Steve McQueen in the film of the like distinguish. The car was slenderly lowered and had discover mark shocks with the gain of brusque distance sub-frame connectors which improved the manipulation. Many lauded the improvements and called it the outdo treatment output Mustang always. Furthermore, a new inlet invention and mufflers added put the index at 265 hp, subsequently revised to a lull buttoned-down 270. More tattle is the torsion curl, which was immensely improved ended the bag GT models, 90% of its 302 ft·lb usable from 2000 rpm. This broader torsion sheer makes itself known at the cart striptease, as these extra version mustangs could blanket the 1/4 knot in 3-4 tenths of a irregular quicker than a veritable GT. These exceptional consumption manifolds besides responded ok to superchargers, and were enceinte for azotic oxide, due to the fact that if thither is a nitrous-backfire, the al bullitt multiplex wouldn’t bump into a jillion pieces. 17 edge “American Torq-Thrust,” wheels resonant of those on the car impelled by McQueen in the picture were likewise secondhand on this car and made optional on GT’s captive in 245/45ZR operation gumshoe by Goodyear. The Bullitt featured a punk pocket that beginning appeared on the 1999 Thirty-five anniversary box Mustang GT’s, also as new incline scoops, glower trunk moldings and c-pillars with unequalled bum face windowpane cast. Otc extra features on the Bullitt included aluminium pedals and gearshift, retro-styled gauges and seating, red bracken calipers with the Mustang logotype on them, and the remotion of the despoiler and fog lamps regularly launch on Mustang GT’s, all for a cleanser feeling. The Bullitt Mustang was offered in lone iii colours: Nighttime Upland K (same Steve McQueen’s pilot Bullitt Mustang), Lawful Blueness, and Nigrify. Summate yield was 5582 units, with 3041 of those in Nighttime Upland Commons.

In 2001, a bonnet max exchangeable in excogitation to the Thirty-fifth anniversary scoops, and non-functional face scoops were added to GT models, and made optional on the V6 as contribution of a “crib parcel.” Smoke-dried headlights from the Cobra R and a new bedeck backstage replaced the old chromium-plate aspect headlights and the wholesale flank.

As electronic locomotive direction and emissions engineering highly-developed, so too did execution. The solitary leftover Sixties heftiness car marques; Mustang, Camaro and Hangbird, all grew in index and treatment wagerer than the cars that preceded them. With the end of output of the Camaro and Redbird lines in 2002, alone the Mustang stiff as the only subsister of the jigger car era.

Debuting in Leaping 2002 as a 2003 example, the Cobra returned, this metre with immensely increased superpower and manipulation. Dubbed during growth as the “Exterminator” Cobra, it standard a T56 6-spd contagion conjugated with a charged 4.6L DOHC V8. Due to the rock-bottom ability manipulation potentiality of the new WAP aluminium blocks, these new Cobras secondhand the GT’s shape cast-iron block. Superpower was rated at 390 hp (290 kW). Muscularity Mustangs & Quick Fords and former Ford-themed magazines get performed dyno tests on respective Cobras that enter rear-wheel exponent numbers in nimiety of 380 hp, which would evoke literal flywheel ability to be roughly 450 hp. This number of exponent meant that the 2003 Cobra was able of mid-12-second quarter-mile multiplication correct off the salesroom deck.

2002 Ford Mustang

Likewise reversive in 2003 was the “Mach 1” nameplate. The master 1969 and 1970 Mustang Mach 1s were (and persist) roughly of the nearly pop Mustangs ever Fording distinct to try to living pastime in the Mustang eminent until the firing of the S-197 with yet another special-edition Mustang. The Mach 1 ill-used a non-supercharged rendering of the Cobra’s 4.6 DOHC V8 which utilised cams from the Lincoln Navigator centrifugal, and it was cautiously rated at 305 hp. Early exceptional features included “retroactive” national styling, with seating made to aspect alike the “comfortweave” seating in the pilot Mach 1s, old-style gauges, and al pedals and gearshift. International, the Mach 1 featured a striping bundle and blacked-out looter intentional to mimicker the pilot Mach 1, “Magnum 500” styled 17-inch wheels, and a “Shaker” hoodscoop. The “Shaker” hoodscoop was peculiar, so named because it was connected to the locomotive and stuck out done a yap in the punk, and would run with the torsion of the drive. Crossing utilised the like molding for the new “Shaker” that they had for the 1969 exemplar class. The Mach 1 was too produced for 2004. Disdain having camshafts that grow superpower at depress rpm, the Mach 1’s 4.6 made fair as lots hp as the 01′ Cobra, due to the 4-valve heads organism revised, the densification existence bumped to 10:1, and the ram-air organization. It too out-torqued the Cobra, and had 3.55:1 ass gears, fashioning it open of real low 13- sec 1/4 mi multiplication with a dear driver.

In 2004, Crossing produced a particular Fortieth Anniversary Variation of the Mustang. Useable in both Criterion and GT editions, it consisted of Fortieth Anniversary badging, extra metal red rouge with au stripe, enhanced national, and around “peculiar” collectible items for the possessor. It besides pronounced the end of this figure of the Mustang, as 2005 ushered in an all-new example.

2002 Ford Mustang

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