How much horsepower is left in a 1979 Ford Mustang?August 24, 2020
The LMR team from the YouTube channel of the same name drove a 1979 Ford Fox Body Mustang onto a dyno to test its engine power. At the time of testing, the car’s odometer shows a mileage of more than 289,681 km.
The Ford Mustang FOX Body sports coupe debuted in 1979, and production lasted until 1993. This iconic car has brought the classic Ford Mustang into the modern era, and has undergone huge design changes. Today, the Fox Body Mustang is an affordable collector’s item of the iconic car, and they generally don’t have very high mileage. To find out how much power could remain in such a car after all the kilometers traveled and so many years of use (or maybe idle), the LMR team from the YouTube channel of the same name drove their Fox Body Mustang to the dyno.
This particular Fox Body Mustang GT was released in 1990 and has a range of over 289,681 km. This car has been used as a test car for a long period of time.
As standard, the 1990 Mustang GT had 225 horsepower (410 Nm), which may seem ridiculous in today’s world where the high-performance Mustang GT500 boasts 740 horsepower, but in the early 1990s it was more than enough.
The dynamometer run shows that even after 289,681 km and 20 years of constant use, Fox Body has not squandered its former agility. According to the results of measurements, the engine can produce 223 horsepower (399 Nm) as before. The car used by the guys at LMR is not standard – it has a modified rear gear ratio of 3.73 (in standard form, this number is 2.73).
The resulting horsepower and torque figures are truly impressive, especially for this year’s high-mileage car.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the old Bugatti Veyron shows impressive power on the dyno. The guys from the Royalty Exotics team from the YouTube channel of the same name published a very interesting video. They decided to test the far from the newest version of the French hypercar Bugatti Veyron. The measurement results are impressive.
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