I'm a softy for the Mustang, y'all may have figured that out though.
So yesterday I wander off and pick up a 2013 Mustang GT.
I introduced the younger sister to some of her siblings.
The younger sister does indeed have their back! In the back on the left is a 1966 Mustang GT, on the right a 1971 Mustang Mach I. Not pictured but to the right is a 1994 Mustang GT. If nothing else I am consistent it seems.
Here is the 1994 power plant. A 302 HO.
Rated at 215 Horses under the hood. It works, but you need to know how to work it. I did not put all the "run fast" goodies on it. It has served admirably even after being totaled. A good friend that will continue to serve as daily driver. I had to tell her that so she would not get jealous =)!
So.. Let us take a look under the hood of the new one.
Holy Henry Ford! THIS is a 302?!?! I did not get a tape measure out but it appears to be wider than a 429 Cobra Jet!
This 302 "Coyote" is rated at 420 horses. I doubt FoMoCo will suffer the embarrassment of the 1999 Cobra engine with an expensive recall in real dyno vs. stated horsepower again.
It seems that as much attention was payed to stopping as well as going. Not so much back in the day!
19" tires with Brembo brakes on the front.
Sigh, here is a portion of the sticker.
There is a "Fuel Economy and Environment" portion? Really? Oh and why is there a .gov link to anything on this ride? The sticker says that the car emits 473 grams of CO2 per mile. Rated rather low (sucks in other words). The sticker also says that the BEST emits 0 grams CO2 from the tailpipe. That may be true unless the freaking Volt thing catches on fire and burns your house down! Whats the CO2 rating on that .gov?
So guess what for tomorrow? Road Trip!