Yes you two are right, but ha much torque does the mustang has?this cars you have to measures in torque not horsepower.
Both 5.0 and 96-97 4.6's had 215HP, the 1998 4.6 had 225. The 1996 GT had 215HP and 285Trq, which yes isn't very fast, but I have one and I love the car to death.
December 18, 2005.
MY 1996 Mustang GT has 258 dyno proven ponies and 279 torque! My Mileage 13,000 miles.
96 4.6L had 225hp and the 95 5.0L also had 225hp. While not being a very fast car, unless you have the 96+ cobra's they still hold there own and can be cheaply built to high hp compared to jap imports.
I have heard two different amounts of HP for the 96 4.6l how much does it really have?
Nobody can compare Japanese imports to the mustang gt. They are two completely different divisions of racing. I have a 1996 Toyota corolla and I am selling it to get a 1996 mustang gt. Granted the mustang already has some work done to it, it does come with about 215 to 220 hp stock.
I had a '92 gt which had 225 hp and 300 of torque. All mustangs from 1987 through 1993 had the same numbers. Sadly my car was stolen. I'm now owning a '96 gt with mods. getting about + 300 hp. The car is manual and goes pretty fast burning tires even through second and third gear :-)
Horsepower isn't everything and considering it has 285 or so ft/lbs of torque, that's a very low end oriented engine.
I have owned a number of these cars in my day, currently own a 88 Lx which by the book has 225hp.But I don't go by the book so I supercharged it and added a whole lotta other goodies. Dyno says 386hp and enough torque hold you back in your seat for one hell of a ride. Will be selling soon keep your eyes peeled...
I own a 96 GT automatic. I have had Mustangs all my life, my first one being a 67 289 sports sprint with chrome air cleaner lid stock, approx 220 hp. Remember this option? Automatic trans, at the tender age of 15 I used to braketorque this puppy into 1 block smokers on an open rear end. o to 60 times were 7 seconds. A stock 96 does it in 6.5 seconds. I won't even mention the Mustangs I have had over the years except for a couple. My most memorable was a 65 289 with 13 to 1 compression, 3/4 cam, a tunnel ram with twin 600 cfm holleys. Backed up with a top loader 4 speed, and 4:11 gears. Flared fenders, Mickey Thompson fat meats, etc. etc.. This was back in the day when compression was king, and geared to really boogie. Never got to run it at the strip, but I saw a lot of action on the great highway by the cliff house in San Francisco in the early 70's. Ahhhhh, those were great days, good high octane fuel was about 75 cents a gallon (Before the arab oil embargo of 73, remember the lines waiting to gas up?) also if you had 2 cars, one with the last number of your license odd, and one even, you could always get gas every day. Otherwise, well you were #@$%^&*&^%$#. My other lasting memory was my 69 Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet. 4 speed of course. Man, now that was a FAST Mustang. I could go on and on about all the mustangs I have owned and loved. Each one will always have a place in my heart. Mustangs RULE!!