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Ford Mustang GT

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Ford Mustang GT

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in, 160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 386.0 N·m / 284.7 lb·ft / 284.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1996
ModelMustang GTIssued until
SerieMustangNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4630 l / 163.51 cu ft / 163.51 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4610 mm / 181.5 in / 181.5 inTotal (curb) weight1547 kg / 3411 lb / 3411 lb
Width1824 mm / 71.8 in / 71.8 inDry weight
Height1351 mm / 53.2 in / 53.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2573 mm / 101.3 in / 101.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1504 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inWeight distribution (front)57.0 % / 57.0 % / 57.0 %
Ground clearance132 mm / 5.2 in / 5.2 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplySP fuel inj.Engine displacement4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity575.13 cm3/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power160.3 kW / 215.0 hp / 215.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque386.0 N·m / 284.7 lb·ft / 284.7 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)81.7 kW / 109.5 hp / 109.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.766 bhp/cu in / 0.766 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque83.9 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.67
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.3


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.80 s / 6.80 s / 6.80 sPower-to-weight ratio139.0 kW/ton / 105.3 bhp/ton / 105.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.4Turning circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft / 38.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,U&L Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Mustang GT


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