The Fox-body Mustang based on the Fairmont intermediate-sized platform was
introduced with MacPherson-struts in front and a live rear axle. Although larger
than the Mustang II it weighed less. Ford offered two performance options—a 302
2bbl and a turbocharged 2.3L four cylinder.
The restrictive heads were replaced and a bigger throttle body was added along
with cam, intake and exhaust manifold changes to increase HP by 25. An air
silencer was placed upstream from the filter at the cost of a couple HP.
Compression ratio was 9.0:1.
Bigger front disc brakes. Wheels were 15 x 7 inches.
The car was about 180 inches long, an inch shorter than the original Mustang.
Base price for a GT was $11,300.
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