2020 Ford Mustang GT500
First up is the 2020 Ford Mustang GT500, powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 180 mph. The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that delivers smooth and precise shifts.
The GT500 has been designed to be aerodynamically efficient, with a front splitter, a rear wing, and other aerodynamic features that help keep the car stable at high speeds. he GT500’s suspension has been tuned to provide a smooth ride and excellent handling. It features MagneRide dampers that adjust the suspension in real-time to changing road conditions. The GT500 has massive Brembo brakes with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers that provide excellent stopping power.
The GT500’s interior is luxurious and well-appointed, with premium materials and advanced features such as a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch infotainment system, and a premium sound system. The GT500 starts at around $73,995, making it a high-end, performance-oriented car for those who want a genuine American experience.
2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Next is the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, housing a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine with 662 horsepower and 661 lb-ft of torque. This model could reach a top speed of 202mph, or when limited 155 mph. The engine was also the most powerful production V8 in the world at the time. The GT500 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
The 2013 GT500 comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, which is the only option available. This transmission features a dual-disc clutch and a short-throw shifter for improved performance and precision. The 2013 GT500 features a unique suspension setup that includes a stiffened rear axle, Bilstein dampers, and larger anti-roll bars. These upgrades help to improve the car’s handling and cornering ability.
breaks consist of six-piston calipers with 15-inch rotors, while the rear brakes are four-piston calipers with 13.8-inch rotors. While the GT500’s interior is largely unchanged from the standard Mustang, but it does feature a few unique touches. These include special Shelby-branded Recaro seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrast stitching, and aluminum pedals.
1968 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR
The 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR was a collaboration between Carroll Shelby and Ford, dubbed ‘King of the Road.’ The 1968 GT500KR was equipped with a 428 cubic-inch Cobra Jet V8 engine that could produce up to 335 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. This engine was mated to a four-speed manual transmission, which helped to deliver an exhilarating driving experience. Additionally, the car featured a heavy-duty suspension system, power disc brakes, and a 3.50:1 rear axle ratio.
The styling on the GT500KR is different to other Mustang models featuring a unique hood scoop, fiberglass hood, and an aggressive front fascia with an integrated grille and driving lights. Only 1,053 were produced, making the vehicle a very expensive collector’s item.
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition
The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition is a track-orientated edition of the Mustang Boss 302. The engine in the Boss 302 Laguna Seca is a 5.0-liter V8, providing 444 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Performance-wise, this version of Mustang is good for a 0 to 60 mph time in around 4 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph.
To handle track competition, the suspension comprises of the adjustable dampers, stiffened springs, and a larger rear stabilizer bar. The car also features a Torsen limited-slip rear differential. The braking system consists of four-piston calipers and 14-inch front rotor from Brembo, with track-focused brake pads.
The exterior of the Boss 302 Laguna Seca is unique with a black front splitter, a rear spoiler, and black graphics on the hood and sides of the car. The car also comes with lightweight 19-inch wheels. inside the car are Recaro sport seats, a unique gauge cluster, and a “Boss 302” logo on the steering wheel. The car also has a rear seat delete, which saves weight and improves performance. Only 750 units were produced, making this version of Mustang a surefire rarity.
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
The 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 is one of the original and best-performance Mustangs to be produced by Ford. Only 859 units were ever produced, mainly to celebrate the Boss 429 engine, and to win emphatically at NASCAR. The ruling from NASCAR at the time was that a performance vehicle had to produce a minimum of 500 production units for it to compete.
The Boss 429 is powered by a massive 7.0-liter V8 engine that was conservatively rated at 375 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. In reality, the engine produced closer to 500 horsepower and was one of the most powerful engines of its time. The engine was mated to a four-speed manual transmission and a 3.91:1 rear axle ratio.
Standout features of the Boss 429 included front disc brakes, an upgraded suspension system, and a functional hood scoop directing airflow into the engine. The interior was upgraded with high-back bucket seats, a dashboard-mounted tachometer, and Hurst shifter. As expected, this model is super rare and can easily fetch six figures at auction.
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