The 2015 Mustang features a lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height and wider rear fenders. Since the introduction of the Mustang in April 1964, Ford has sold more than nine million of them. (Source: Ford Motor Co.)
Elizabeth, see you got me started...lol I love talking about cars. See that Cobra I had, it had a 3-speed w/OD. That meant (I think it was for this) you could take it to the strip and use the 3 gears and be fast, but on the freeway you had a gas saving OD. My buddys '67 is just built for the strip. I would hate to drive that thing on the freeway! Suck gas and rattle your teeth.
Elizabeth, here's a funny quick story. This is when I had the original engine in my '79 Cobra. This was back in '89. I was racing a friend in a '70 Challenger down a highway. My speedo only went to 85 and pegged out. We were WAY beyond that. He eventually beat me. Afterwards I had to ask him how fast we were going, because I was pegged. He said 130. Not too bad for a '79 stang. I can't imagine what it would have done with that race engine! That was a worn out engine. Imagine a brand new balanced and blueprinted race engine. Maybe 150!? Never know, but that is fast even for today.
Elizabeth, I do agree with you about the new cars. you can't hardly tell one from another, or what year they are. Oh yeah that's a Mustang, or a Camaro, or whatever, but I can't tell what year it is....just it's a newer one! Even my next door buddy who is a mechanic thought my friends 2008 was brand new!
What I meant was it didn't have the handling or braking for that kind of engine. You can't just drop a race engine in a normal car and be ok. Which is what we did. Like I said, no wonder I wrecked it. I was going down a crazy windy road about 80 and the car couldn't handle it. I just spun it around a few times off a guard rail and a big blue post office mail box, but I drove home. It wasn't totalled or anything just beat up pretty bad. My dad was mad enough to sell it though.
Elizabeth, geez...I wish I did. I would like to get another '79 Cobra like I had. They used to be cheap, but are getting expensive with all the car resto shows on tv and everything. I'll never have the engine I had though, it was insane! And I don't even know what it really was. My dad never told me. He's not around to tell me now either. All I know is it was a race built 302 painted Ford blue and it screamed and had no reason to be in my car!...lol It was just too fast for that car. No wonder I wrecked it....lol
Sounds like you are a real car enthusiast, Cadman-LT. Do you still have any of those old cars now? I had an uncle who was really into restoring old cars. They were really amazing and so much more stylish than the new ones, which all seem to look alike to me.
My dad made me sell it, because I kept wrecking it. It was a VERY noticeble car though. Bright red. I just hated when I would see it around town. "There's my car" so sad...lol I want to buy one and make it like my old one. Maybe one day.
Elizabeth, it is a cool car. I just don't get the same feeling riding in a new car. It might be faster 0-60, but it doesn't scare me. That 390 scares me! Not sure if I mentioned it, but I had a 79' Cobra. I blew the engine and my dad bought me a race one. Bad idea! That thing was toooo fast! Lotta fun though!
I have to rephrase that. They are both fast. The GT has power, but when you are in the fastback with the 390....it's so powerful it's scary. The GT seems gentle in comparison. Some will get what I mean, some won't.
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