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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

Ford introduced a vital upgrade for the Mustang in 1968.

It was the year when the carmaker took its gloves off and started to punch the other muscle-car producers.

In 1967, the muscle-car era was at its height, and cars like the Pontiac GTO or Dodge Charger started to get more attention on the drag-strips. Ford was losing at its game, and surely it didn't want that. But the carmaker had a few aces on its sleeves and introduced an updated version for the 1967 and 1968 model year. That included larger engines, some exterior modifications, and interior improvements. It was also the car that starred in the famous chase from Bullit against a Dodge Charger.

On the outside, the carmaker installed side-scoops and chrome side ornaments. At the front, the famous Mustang badge was not supported by horizontal slats. It was just bolted onto the grille. In the rear, there were concave taillights that made the car looks sportier than the original version.

Inside, the carmaker had to do some modifications according to the new safety rules, including the seatbelts. There was a new, two-spoke steering wheel with an energy-absorption steering column. Along with these improvements, Ford started to offer new interior colors for the upholstery.

Under the hood, Ford went all the way and installed a big-block V8 engine, which put down over 400 hp for the top version. On a car of that weight, and with an improved suspension, the Mustang regained its place on the racetracks.

FORD Mustang 1968 2 Photos
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FORD Mustang 1968
  3 gasoline engines
  • 3.3L 3MT (117 HP)
  • 7.0L V8 4MT (340 HP)
  • 7.0L V8 4MT (406 HP)

FORD Mustang 3.3L 3MT (117 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.3L 3MT (117 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3275 cm3
Power
86 KW @ 3800 RPM
117 HP @ 3800 RPM
115 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
190 lb-ft @ 2200 RPM
258 Nm @ 2200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
96 mph (154 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
13.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
195/50-R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.6 in (4663 mm)
Width
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/58.5 in (1,486/1,486 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2758 lbs (1251 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.8 mpg US (17 L/100Km)
Highway
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
Combined
16.6 mpg US (14.2 L/100Km)

FORD Mustang 7.0L V8 4MT (340 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  7.0L V8 4MT (340 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
7010 cm3
Power
250.1 KW @ 5600 RPM
340 HP @ 5600 RPM
335 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
440 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
597 Nm @ 3400 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.6 in (4663 mm)
Width
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5

FORD Mustang 7.0L V8 4MT (406 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  7.0L V8 4MT (406 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
7010 cm3
Power
298.6 KW @ 5600 RPM
406 HP @ 5600 RPM
400 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
460 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
624 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.6 in (4663 mm)
Width
71.3 in (1811 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.1/58.1 in (1,476/1,476 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.5
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3704 lbs (1680 kg)
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