Fox-body Mustangs were victorious on every drag strip in the country as well the road racing circuit, as well. After the turbocharged engines of the early ’80s, Ford teamed with Roush Racing to produce a Mustang race car they loosely based on a production car. They equipped it with a naturally-aspirated V8 that produced approximately 650 HP. The IMSA GTO Mustang proved to be highly successful, so they raced a variety of those models right up to the mid-90s.
But, that isn’t all there is to the Mustang Fox-body story. Those Fox-body Mustangs also battled in Australia and Europe. They even participated in the legendary DTM championship in Germany. In the late ’80s, they only allowed German cars to participate. However, one small team managed to enter the Mustang GT to fight the Mercedes, Audi, and BMW factory teams. Those DTM-prepared Mustangs pumped out over 550 HP in race trim.