A Return to Real Power
During the ‘80s, the Fox-body Mustang remained popular. However, the real treat for Ford enthusiasts was the introduction of the legendary 5.0 HO V8 engine. They presented the unit in 1982, but in 1987, they rated it at 225 HP with 300 lb-ft of torque.
And those numbers are what made the Mustang a real performer. In fact, it was one of the best deals in the sports car field. So after over a decade of poor performance, the 5.0 HO put the Mustang in the spotlight of speed-loving buyers again.