1994 Mustang

1994 Mustang Cobra racing SPO SCCA

1994 Mustang Cobra running SCCA STO class.

Slide 2

Slide Content goes here

“It’s sad that the 1994 Mustang GT runs so far behind the Camaro Z28, and it’s obvious that Ford has undergone a change in philosophy with its mythic pony car.”

— Car & Driver

In 1993 Ford unveiled the Mach III at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In 1994, evidence of that concept car came to life as the 4th generation Mustang. At first glance, there were many changes to the 30 year-old pony. New exterior and interior designs were praised. Most of those changes were skin deep. In fact, the 1994 platform (code-named SN-95) used the same chassis as the Fox platform. There were some notable changes to suspension, powertrain and brake systems, but the performance was essentially identical to the previous year.

The new Mustang GT was named Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1994. The car was claimed to join “the spirit of the classic 60s with the technology of the 90s.”

Safety is improved with the addition of dual airbag restraints, high-strength door beams and full disc brakes (ABS optional)

The track and width have been slightly increased for 1994. The changes to control arm length and spindle location help improve both. For the first time a 17” wheel option is available with a 245/45/R17 tire option.

There were three power options for 1994. The base Mustang had a 3.8L V6, the GT featured a 5.0L V8 and the Mustang Cobra offered 25 additional ponies from a 5.0L V8.

Performance Statistics
1994 Horsepower Torque 0-60 1/4 Mile
3.8L 2V V-6 145 hR @ 4,800 rpm 160 ft-lbs @ 2,800 rpm n/a n/a
5.0L 1V V-8 215 hp @ 3,600 rpm 265 ft-lbs @ 1,600 rpm 6.1 14.9 @ 93 mph*
5.0L 2V V-8 240 hp @ 3,600 rpm 285 ft-lbs @ 1,800 rpm 5.9 14.7 @ 96 mph**
Car & Driver, 5 speed Manual transmission.
** Car & Driver