• Ford Mustang GT

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Key facts

1996 Ford Mustang GT information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4610 mm
How heavy?
1547 kg
What size engine?
4.6 litre, 4601 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
218 PS / 215 bhp / 160 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
386 Nm / 285 / 39.4 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.8 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph


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1996 Ford Mustang GT technical specifications


The Ford Mustang GT is a 2 door coupé style car with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels.
The Ford Mustang GT's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.6 litre, single overhead camshaft 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 215 bhp (218 PS/160 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 386 N·m (285 lb·ft/39.4 kgm) at 3500 rpm.
Power is delivered to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox.
With a claimed weight at the kerb of 1547 kg, the Ford Mustang GT performs the 0-60 mph dash in 6.8 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 15.3 seconds.
Maximum stated speed is 225 km/h, which equates to 140 mph.
1996 Ford Mustang GT data
1996 Ford Mustang GT data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2573 101.3
Track/tread (front) 1537 60.5
Track/tread (rear) 1504 59.2
Length 4610 181.5
Width 1824 71.8
Height 1351 53.2
Ground clearance 132 5.2
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1547 kg 3411 lb
Weight distribution 57 % front
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 4.6 litre
4601 cc
(280.77 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.2 × 90 mm
3.55 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
218 PS (215 bhp) (160 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
46.7 bhp/litre
0.77 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
386 Nm (285 ft·lb) (39.4 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
83.89 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system SP fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1054.3 kPa (152.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.3 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.8 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.3 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 140.91 PS/g
103.64 kW/g
138.98 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.65 kg/kW
16.12 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.400
Turning circle 11.70 m
Front suspension I.MS.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.U&LTA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.67
Final drive ratio 2.30
general ID21263
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 40.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1996 Ford Mustang GT added 1996-08-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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