1999 Ford Mustang FR500 US

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5 litre capacity. This powerplant features double overhead camshaft valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 415 bhp (421 PS/309 kW) of power at 6800 rpm, and maximum torque of 495 N·m (365 lb·ft/50.5 kgm) at 4200 rpm. This power is delivered to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox. Stated weight at the kerb is 1627 kg. Maximum stated speed is 270 km/h (168 mph).

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Key facts

1999 Ford Mustang FR500 US information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4661 mm
How heavy?
1627 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4997 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
421 PS / 415 bhp / 309 kW @ 6800 rpm
How much torque?
495 Nm / 365 ft.lb / 50.5 kgm @ 4200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 4.5 s
How fast?
270 km/h, 168 mph

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1999 Ford Mustang FR500 data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 mm 106.3 inches
Track/tread (front) 1549 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1544 mm 60.8 inches
Length 4661 mm 183.5 inches
Width 1857 mm 73.1 inches
Height 1326 mm 52.2 inches
Ground clearance 86 mm 3.4 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1627 kg 3587 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 59.5 litres 13.1 UK Gal 15.7 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 2.13
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
4997 cc
(304.936 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94 × 90 mm
3.7 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
421 PS (415 bhp) (309 kW)
at 6800 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
83 bhp/litre
1.36 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)
495 Nm (365 ft·lb) (50.5 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque
(SAEnet)
99.06 Nm/litre
1.2 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminium block & head
sump
compression ratio 9.9:1
Fuel system Ford EEC V fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1244.8 kPa (180.5 psi)
Maximum RPM 7000 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 624.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 3.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 4.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 10.90 s
Standing quarter-mile 13 s
@ 110 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 270 km/h (168 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 258.62 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
190.21 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
255.07 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.26 kg/kW
8.78 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.400
Turning circle 11.70 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 9.0 x 18
Wheel size rear 10.0 x 18
Tyres front BFGoodrich g-Force 265/35 ZR 18 93Y
Tyres rear BFGoodrich g-Force 295/35 ZR 18 99Y
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 356 mm
Rear brake diameter 330 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio 4.10
general
Carfolio.com ID103818
Production total 1
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1999 Ford Mustang FR500 added 2002-12-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.