|Mustangs Facts 1994-2010
-The 1994 Ford Mustang, which introduced the 4th generation Mustangs, was dramatically restyled to awaken its pony car heritage. The hatchback variant was dropped, leaving only a two door coupe and convertible. The SVT Cobra was carried over from the previous year and launched with a 240 horsepower 5.0 liter V8.
-1995 was the final model year for the 5.0 liter V8, which began life as the 260cid and later 289 cid engine. The second bare bones SVT Cobra R was introduced with a 300 horsepower 5.8 liter V8 and five speed manual transmission.
-In 1996, for the first time the Mustang GTs and SVT Mustang Cobras were equipped with 4.6 liter Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) V8, producing 305 horsepower.
-Ford's Passive Anti Theft System became standard on all models in 1997.
-In 1998 the output of Mustang GT's 4.6 liter V8 was increased to 225 horsepower.
-A redesigned Mustang debuted in 1999. It sported sharper lines, pronounced wheel arches plus new hood, grille, fascias and lamps. The SVT Mustang Cobra became the first Mustang with independent rear suspension. The 4.6 liter DOHC V8 produced 320 horsepower.
-In 2000 the third Mustang SVT Cobra R was introduced in a 300 unit run. It came with a 386 horsepower 5.4 liter DOHC V8 mated to the Mustang's first ever six-speed transmission.
-Inspired by the 1968 movie, the first Mustang Bullitt GT model was offered. It featured unique side scoops, 17-inch "Bullitt"-styled wheels and lowered and specially-tuned suspension.
-In 2002 production ended for two of Mustang's closest competitors: Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.
-The Mach 1 returned in 2003 with a 305 horsepower V8 under a signature ram air "Shaker" hood scoop. The newly redesigned SVT Cobra produced 390 supercharged horsepower.
-In 2004 Ford produced its 300 millionth car, a Mustang GT convertible 40th anniversary edition. The 2004 models were the last cars built at Ford's fabled Dearborn Assembly Plant which had been building Mustangs since the car's introduction in 1964.
-In 2005 production of the all new Mustang moved to the Flat Rock, Michigan Plant. The Mustang's V6 engine was increased to 4.0 liters and the V8 increased to 300 horsepower.
-The V6 "Pony Package" debuted in 2006. GT models got 18" wheels, and owners could configure instrument panel lighting in 125 different colors, using Ford's MyColor instrument panel.
-In 2007 Ford introduced a special "Warriors in Pink" Mustang, designed to help raise funds for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure breast cancer research. The vehicle lineup also included the Mustang Shelby GT and the Shelby GT500KR. The second limited-edition Mustang Bullitt was introduced in November.
-The 9 millionth Mustang, a GT convertible, was built in 2008 and sold to an Iowa farmer.
-The 2009 Ford Mustang featured a glass roof option and special 45th anniversary badging.
-The 2010 Mustang was introduced in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It cleverly combines modern technology with Mustang heritage and a V8 with even more horsepower and even throatier signature Mustang exhaust sound. It will be available at Ford dealerships later this spring.
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