For 1996, Ford finally did away with the aging 5.0 liter V8 in the Mustang, replacing it with a new aluminum 4.6 liter, DOHC, “modular” unit that was smoother and had slightly better fuel economy. While controversial at the time it was clearly the change needed. This engine produced 305 hp @ 5,800 rpm and 300 lb/ft of torque @4,800 rpm, making the new Cobra capable of 0-60 in 5.50 and a 14.0 second quarter miles.

Mustang Of The Day: 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra