The overhead cam 4.6L V8 replaced the infamous pushrod 5.0 in 1996 in order to meet OBD2 requirements
While the horsepower rating was similar to the old 5.0 model, this new motor is happier at high rpm’s and is more refined, with less NVH
The engine features a deep skirt cast iron block with aluminum heads. The single overhead cam design allows the spark plugs to be located near the center of the combustion chamber to promote a “rapid burn” combustion
The T-45 manual transmission (shared with the Cobra) was more precise and had better clutch feel than the T-5 transmission it replaced in the earlier 5.0L Mustangs
Key Model Year Changes:
New 17″ wheels for the GT
Interior can now be ordered in a monotone color (dash doesn’t need to be black)
The following year (1998) saw horsepower and torque increased to 225hp/290tq thanks to a new PCM calibration and revised fuel system
1998 also saw the dash clock pod dropped and cupholders added to the center console. 1998 is also when Borg Warner transferred the rights to the T-45 transmission over to Tremec. So while the transmission itself is unchanged, this is the first year of the “Tremec” T-45 transmission, which lasted until 2001
1998 marked the final year of the SN95 design. The following year (1999) is the first year of the “New Edge” design Mustangs
Only 15k actual miles
Everything works and is original, except for brand new tires
Have all the paper work of all oil changes and dealer service records
Original window sticker and dealer financing paperwork from when purchased new @ Jim Doyle dealership
The original Jim Doyle sticker is still on the back of the trunk
Clean Carfax, no accidents
Drives like a brand new car
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
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