Cars and movies go hand in hand nearly since the first motion picture graced the silver screen. Over the decades, hit movies have featured countless car chases and stunts. But one car stands out as the most popular movie machine – the Ford Mustang. Since the Mustang’s 1964 introduction, this model was featured in hundreds (if not more) of movies and TV series. If you’re a car fan, you probably have a few of your favorite movie Mustangs.
And movie Mustangs weren’t only found in American-produced films but in a lot of foreign movies as well. It’s safe to say that the Mustang is most likely the ultimate movie car. Indeed, most movies featuring cars made in the last half of the century had at least one pony car featured or in the background. That’s led to some truly iconic movie Mustangs, so we looked at the best ones that made an impact on many hit movies. Enjoy our list of the most iconic movie Mustangs here.
Back into the Future II
The exciting thing about the Mustangs featured in this movie is that they were artistic visions of future models, not regular production cars. Since Marty and Doc travel in time, they encounter future cars and, in this case, a red Fox-body Mustang GT convertible with strange add-ons (via Futuropedia).
By the late ’80s, the venerable 5.0-liter V8 engine was pumping 225 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, translating to quite competent 0 to 60 mph times. The Mustang was once again an affordable performance car with cool styling, lots of options, and enough power to spin the rear wheels in any gear. That is why we consider the 1988 to 1993 Mustang 5.0 GT as one of the best ’80 muscle cars. This car marked a return to the roots with a strong V8 engine and exciting performance.