1964 Ford Mustang 

  • built in USA
  • 1964-1965
  • 271 HP 4.7L
  • 115 mph
 
The Mustang's cockpit has the upright dash and big, beautiful gauges with color-shifting lighting and metallic trim, a good blend of Sixties style and today's touchscreen sensibilities.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2012)
In addition to all of the performance measurements like 0-60mph, quarter mile, braking and g-forces around the track, the interface also has launch control.
by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ford Mustang

Top speed

Mustang
115 mph
Viper SRT-10
197 mph
Nissan GT-R
195 mph

1/4 mile

Mustang
15.7 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s
Viper SRT-10
11.6 s

Data points Key details of the Ford Mustang

Horsepower

Mustang
271 HP
Viper SRT-10
603 HP
Nissan GT-R
542 HP

Torque

Mustang
312 ft-lb
Viper SRT-10
562 ft-lb
GT 86
150 ft-lb

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

The stubby, closely gated shifter for the six-speed manual transmission (a six-speed auto is an $1195 option) made for tricky two-to-three shifts when charging hard through the gears.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2012)
With strong, high-revving engines, and a surprising level of handling sophistication, the Mustang is a charming, robust performer.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2012)
The 5.0-litre engine is fantastic and although we like it in the GT, we want to marry it and settle down with it in the Boss 302.
by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)

Performance

Other 2013 updates include the addition of Ford’s Track Apps, which reside in a new 4.2-inch cluster display and measure real-time acceleration, braking, and handling performance.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2012)
And surprisingly the system lets you set the launch control all the way up to the 7,500 rpm redline – perfection!
by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)
For those who can afford the $48,799 purchase price ($51,929 as tested), the Boss 302 is fantastic performance value and might we add collector appeal now.
by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)

Engine

Just like the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger, the current Mustang isn't just a one-hit wonder, capable of packing huge V-8s for quarter-mile sprints.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2012)
There's not as much difference from V-6 to V-8 models as in the past, either, and performance packages don't shave away nearly as much of the decent ride compliance as they would have on the inferior, pre-2005 'Stangs.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2012)
The V-8 catapults the Mustang into a whole other performance category.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2012)

Kind

There are a few performance-related improvements for 2013, but none of them seriously change the feel of the car: The 5.0-liter V-8 in the GT now has 420 horsepower, up from 412 horsepower last year.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2012)
For less than $30k for the V-6 or just over $35k for the GT, you can get a very well equipped Coupe.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2012)
For 2013, the Mustang starts as low as $22,995 for the V-6 or $31,095 for the GT.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2012)

Handling

Mustang suspensions of yore have been described as archaic but what we have here is a tuned suspension that is adjustable for the track.
by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)
With the Torsen LSD on board and AdvanceTrac enabled, we gained some solid feedback on what the suspension was capable off.
by AutoBlog Canada (Dec, 2012)
They’re worth every penny and make it easier to get cozy behind the non-telescoping steering wheel.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ford
Type of car Production car
Year 1964-1965
Highest auction price 1964 Ford Mustang Convertible, $49k, April 2005

design

Chief designer Joe Oros, L. David Ash, Gale Halderman, John Foster

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.78:1
  2. 2: 1.93:1
  3. 3: 1.36:1
  4. 4: 1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown
Front wheels 330/? 114
Rear wheels 330/? 114

road tests

Top speed 115 mph
1/4 mile 15.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 271 HP
Maximum torque 312 ft-lb
Engine placement Front

engine

Displacement 4,700 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 4 in / 2.87 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,000 lb
Width 68 in
Height 51 in
Length 181.6 in
Front track width 55.4 in
Wheelbase 108 in
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