The Foxbody Mustang stands out as one of the most popular generations for its affordability and ease of modification. It emerged as a significant improvement over the Mustang II, a less favorable version of the ‘Stang. The Foxbody, often credited with saving the Mustang, combines impressive performance capabilities, straightforward modifications, an accessible price point, and excellent drivability, making it a standout muscle car.
In a video shared by the Late Model Restoration YouTube channel, a modified 1988 Foxbody Mustang, apptly named Dragula due to its black paint and coffin-like cabin, takes to the dyno and puts down some impressive numbers. Powering this Mustang is a modified 351-based V8 engine, now boasting a displacement of 393 cubic inches (6.44 liters). Equipped with new cylinder heads, camshafts, and a 90-millimeter throttle body, the powertrain is managed by a Pro-M engine management system. The five-speed manual gearbox, connected to an aluminum driveshaft with 3.55 gearing at the rear, ensures a dynamic driving experience, complemented by an exhaust system that emits a muscular note.
On the dyno, the Mustang achieves impressive figures, recording 386.1 horsepower and 410.6 pound-feet at the wheels. These numbers are quite impressive, especially if you compare to newer Mustangs of today.