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FORD Mustang Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 24
First production year: 1964
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

2019 - Present

Based on the latest-generation Mustang, the all-new Shelby GT500 is the most powerful production Shelby model ever created. It also comes with the quickest acceleration and highest horsepower numbers ever offered on a street legal Ford Mustang with factory parts. Designed to offer supercar performance on an even higher level than the "base" Shelby GT350 Mustang, the new GT500 is also f...

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  FORD Mustang Shelby GT500 5.2L V8 7AT (760 HP)

2019 - Present

Have you seen the movie “Bullitt”? Well, if you’re not familiar with the car chase, at least now you know where the nameplate comes from. We could say that the Bullitt was the upgraded version of the GT model, however, it was more than that. The Bullitt could easily compete with a Dodge Challenger and a Chevy Camaro. Why? Because the Bullitt was a combination between the two: a grand tourer w...

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  FORD Bullitt 5.0L V8 6MT (480 HP)

2017 - Present

The legendary Ford Mustang was the inventor of the pony car segment. After years of misunderstanding the market, the Blue Oval brand finally made it. And it was a hit. The retro-design look resembled the original 1964 Mustang. The three vertical taillights, the fastback shape, and the long hood were all part of the tasteful design. The front of the car didn't adopt the round headlights a...

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  FORD Mustang 2.3L 10AT (310 HP)

  FORD Mustang 2.3L 6MT (310 HP)

  FORD Mustang 5.0L V8 10AT (460 HP)

  FORD Mustang 5.0L V8 6MT (460 HP)

2015 - Present

Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, and Caroll Shelby enhanced it to an incredible level of track performance with the legendary GT350 Competition model. In 2015, Ford launched a special version of the sixth-generation pony car, named GT350R. It was a car developed for track use but still able to wear license plates on it. There are several differences between high-performance vehicles and r...

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2015 - Present

The all-new, most powerful naturally aspirated Mustang Shelby GT350 broke cover on the Internet just before the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. It was the car that broke the 100 hp/liter barrier for naturally aspirated Ford engines. The 5.2-liter unit offered 533 hp and 581 Nm (429 lb-ft) of torque. It was mated exclusively with a 6-speed manual. The look was different than the rest of the Musta...

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2014 - 2017

The Mustang is one of the best-known vehicles from the blue-oval brand. In 2014, the sixth generation of the original pony-car was launched and it was the first Mustang to be sold worldwide. The history of the Mustang goes back to '60s when John Oros, a designer who's parents emigrated from Transilvania (Romania) draw the concept and won the internal design challenge with his team....

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2012 - 2015

The 2013 model-year Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was made to go where no other Mustang has gone before, boasting a 662 bhp engine and reaching speeds of more than 200 mph. This was done using a larger and more efficient supercharger along with an updated cooling system, camshaft profile, bigger bore, redesigned connecting rods, upgraded carbon fiber driveshaft, revised gears and other little techni...

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2009 - 2013

An American favorite, the legendary Ford Mustang managed to survive through the years, with the first model being released back in the 60s’. The muscular exterior design was well appreciated, however, the Mustang lacked a refined handling or a top-notch interior quality, compared to competitors like the Mazda RX-8 and the Nissan 350Z. For 2009, the Mustang was available as a coupe or a con...

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2009 - 2012

Ford and Carroll Shelby joined their forces one more time to create the most powerful Mustang to date: the GT500. Carroll Shelby and Ford didn't join their forces from the beginning. Their connection started after the legendary driver took an AC chassis and dropped a 221 ci engine in it. Later on, Ford asked Shelby to built them a winning car for LeMans, and he did. The rest is history, ...

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2004 - 2008

The fifth generation of the Ford Mustang was unveiled in 2004 for the 2005 model year in coupe and convertible body versions. There are just a few iconic American cars in automotive history: Jeep, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Corvette. While the Jeep was the only real off-road contender in the U.S. market, the other two claimed their trophies on the drag-strips and many races around official t...

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1998 - 2004

In December 1998, Ford introduced a significant facelift for the fourth generation of the Mustang, which included a redesigned body and upgraded powertrains. Ford introduced the new-edge design theme in the automotive arena. The refreshed Mustang had a more masculine look with the introduction of the new design elements. Unfortunately, the American carmaker didn't want to get rid of the ...

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1996

In 1996 Ford retired the old 302 ci (3.94 CMC) engine from the Mustang GT. It was produced for more than three decades, and the new 4.6-liter was better. The Mustang's third generation was introduced in 1993, and it came right after the Fox-body Mustang, a car that almost ruined the nameplate. But Ford recovered well and introduced a car that changed the course of the pony-car. First ...

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1981

The Mustang's third-generation covered a wider area, but it was split into a few updates along the road. In 1981 Ford introduced a turbo version. After a few oil crises, the customers were concerned only when a crisis started, while the big companies began to be worried all the time. Ford tried to offer both performance and fuel-efficiency in the same package. The Fox-body Mustang was...

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1979

Ford built the Mustang's third generation as a car that would appeal to a wide range of buyers, developing a niche segment. Back in '79, the number one criteria for the coupe buyers was the styling. Ford threw away the former plans of building large, curved fenders and gave the car a wedged look. On the other hand, it tried to sell the Mustang as a daily-driver sports-coupe vehicle....

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1978 - 1993

Some Mustangs made history for their performance or their looks, but the 1978 Mustang made it into the books for its short-lived production time. The second generation of the Mustang was about to die, and its successor was on the pipeline. But Ford still had to sell the car, even though it was not that appreciated by its fan-base since it was based on the infamous Pinto platform. The Mustang ...

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1972 - 1973

While it was still part of the Mustang's first generation, the 1972 Coupe looked different, in a more GT-style look. In the late '60s, the Muscle-car era was at its heights, and other carmakers offered cars that could outrun the Mustang. It was time for something bigger and powerful, but the original '65 vehicle couldn't handle larger engines. After several modifications, ...

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1971

The Mustang got bigger in for the 1971 model, and the carmaker literature appealed to the customers' memory for the original 1964 model, which was sold in huge numbers. Ford considered that the original customers were now six or seven years older, and they already had kids and needed a place to seat them. While the original Mustang had a minimal room in the back, the 1971 model offered e...

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1970

The 1970 Mustang was produced in a very small number, especially the Boss 429 version built in around 500 units. The muscle-car war was on, and all the carmakers had something to say in that. Even smaller manufacturers started to interfere with the Big-Three, such as the AMC. Ford Mustang was still a fierce competitor, and the blue-oval brand tried to keep its coupe ahead of the pack with yea...

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1969 - 1973

Once again, Ford increased its pony-car's size, the Mustang, and offered new drivetrains that helped the car keep-up with the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro. The glorious era of muscle-car was at its heights, and behind all the marketing strategies, everything was down to the midnight races and the quarter-mile time. All the carmakers knew that a powerful vehicle would sell better...

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1968

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 ...

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1966

The original pony car was introduced in late 1964 and just a couple of years later went through some minor modifications. Joe Oros, the lead designer of the Mustang team, stated once: "I wanted a car to appeal to women, but I want men to desire it, too." And that was the beginning of one of the most successful cars Ford ever made. The car was introduced in August 1964 with a small e...

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1965 - 1966

Ford introduced the original Mustang GT350 Shelby in 1965 together with the legendary Carroll Shelby and the first car with the Cobra name on its engine. Introduced in late 1964, Ford Mustang quickly found its way on the market and launched the pony-car era. While small engines powered the base versions, the 1965 Mustang GT350 came to fix that and offered a NASCAR vehicle for road use. The...

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1965 - 1968

The Mustang was the original pony car, and it was one of the most important nameplates in Ford's heritage, and the 1965 fastback was an inspiration for many generations of car-enthusiasts. To build the car, the engineering team and designers alike burned the midnight oil and finished the project in just 18 months when there were no computer-aided-design techniques. The result exceeded th...

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1964 - 1966

Despite not being the best-sold vehicle nor the fastest Ford, the Mustang might be the most iconic car ever built by the American carmaker. The original Mustang came on the market in 1964, and it was the original pony-car, hands down. It was born as a project for a personal luxury coupe in the project "Allegro." The Mustang name came after one of the designers, Philip T. Clark, saw ...

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