The 2001 Mustang GT received upgraded wheels, valance mounted fog lamps, rear spoiler, interior upgrades, and 260hp 4.6L V8 engine.
The poor GT got no media love in 2001 thanks to all the attention going to the Bullitt, but don’t worry because the GT did get some love from Ford and continued to be a great performance car. Ford continued to work on the refinement and handling of the GT and the 2001 GT showed it. The suspension and ride made for a driving experience that was confidence inspiring.
On the outside, the 2001 Mustang GT got a hood scoop similar in design to the 35th anniversary scoops, and non-functional side scoops were added too. The recessed hood and wide hood scoop continued to evolve the GT shape into an aggressive and sporty looking car that showed it was worthy of the performance praise it was getting. At the rear, the standard embossed Mustang lettering in the rear valance was accompanied by twin exhaust cutouts and a chrome GT logo mounted near the license plate area. The GT also featured some nice looking five spoke alloy wheels.
New for 2001 Ford Mustang GT was the premium and standard edition variants, as well as the convertible equipped cars. All were powered by the 4.6 liter SOHC V8. It was good for 260 horsepower and healthy 302 lbs of torque. With a curb weight of just over 3,400 lbs for the coupe it was capable of zero to 60 mph in mid- 5 seconds and quarter mile times in the 13.9 seconds.