The Mustang GT was reintroduced in January 1994 as part of the fourth generation update. It got higher performance and better handling than the base Mustang or its GT predecessor.
Following the base Mustang in December 1993, the Mustang GT was reintroduced in January 1994, featuring higher performance and better handling than the base Mustang or its 1993 predecessor.
The 1994 Mustang GT still came with the big 5.0L HO V8 engine, carried over from 1993. The small-block V8 engine generated 215 hp at 4200 rpm and 285 lb/ft of torque at 3400 rpm. Performance was equally impressive in the GT with zero to 60 mph taking 6.4 seconds and the quarter mile over in 15 seconds. Not a big improvement over the 1993 GT in terms of straight line performance but there was more to the story.
The 1994 Mustang GT’s handling was much improved over the previous-generation car thanks to progressive-rate springs, longer control arms, new spindles, anti-roll bars, and chassis stiffening. It got a 3.08:1 rear axle ratio (later changed to 3.27:1 or 3.55:1 depending on the transmission and model year), dual exhausts, and larger 16-inch (410 mm) wheels (compared to the base Mustang’s 15-inch wheels). The resulting ride is quite comfortable, while the stock GT suspension is capable of equaling or exceeding the specially tuned ’93 Mustang Cobra with skidpad and slalom numbers of 0.87 g and 66.3 mph compared to the Cobra’s 0.87 g and 64.8 mph (in Motor Trend testing). Speaking of Motor Trend, they named the 1994 GT as Motor Trend Car of the Year. A big deal.
The GT coupe began with a sticker price of $17,280