This 1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 has the look of a sinister and
powerful machine, and it doesn't take much to see that it can
really back up this feeling. It features an upgraded 5.0L motor
that's been dyno'd at 463HP, a built-up 5-speed gearbox, and sporty
suspension to make sure it lives up to its quarter-mile contender
We absolutely love the style that this one has. After all, the
white paint sets a serious tone. It has a glossy finish that will
get you respect at the stoplights (even if they don't hear your
growl.) But the overall look is not so fancy that you won't
hesitate to have some fun on the open blacktop. And the big cowl
hood is like a dorsal fin for this street shark, while the ducktail
spoiler out back provides the perfect endcap. Plus, with the bright
white paint, the Weld racing wheels stuffed into the fenders really
pop out. So, it draws extra attention to the small tire front and
huge rear rubber that's ideal for a true pro-street stance.
Open the door to a full performance setup. Corbeau racing buckets
look incredibly sporty and come wrapped in the same black vinyl
that covers the rear seat. Black-and-gray door panels are stock
spec and still in great shape, gray carpets are protected with
black mats to continue the theme, and that color combination
continues in the stock dash and center console. Performance parts
include the B&M shifter that manages the 5-seed gearbox,
switches in the center console that manage the nitrous system, and
a full complement of AutoMeter auxiliary gauges mounted on the
wiper-panel beyond the windshield and on the center of the dash.
Options include power windows and locks, tilt wheel, an upgraded
AM/FM stereo, and factory A/C, although the latter has been
disconnected so as not to drain power from the upgraded engine. The
carpets and headliner seal the car up nicely, while out back the
storage area still looks stock, although now houses a relocated
gel-cell battery and that initimidating nitrous bottle.
Under the hood is Ford's mighty 302 cubic-inch V8, a hardy setup
that loves upgrades. It starts here with a displacement and stroke
increase to 331 cubes, and with performance goodies like Victor Jr.
aluminum heads, a big Holley QuickFuel 4-barel carburetor, an
aluminum intake, long-tube headers, and an MSD ignition, it's an
incredibly strong runner. It's been rated at 463.2 horsepower and
483.4 lb-ft of torque on the dyno, and also comes equipped with a
time slip that registered a blistering 6.48 second 1/8th mile time.
A full Nitrous Express System obviously helps in the power
department, and it's all managed by a quick-shifting 5-speed manual
that's backed by McLeod double-clutch, and the pros at Liberty
Transmission built it up so well you don't even have to hit the
clutch, just slam the gears and go! It's also supported by the
right pieces, like a serpentine belt system, steel braided lines,
and modern power steering and power front disc brakes, and the
aluminum radiator up front keeps it all nice and cool. There's also
a wicked set of headers that add power while also contributing to
the big rumble of the X-pipe dual exhaust and throaty Dynomax
mufflers. A heavy-duty Moser rear end handles all the power with
ease, and 4.10 gearing it's going to light it up off the line, but
thanks to a fully upgraded sports suspension underneath, it will
also stay planted to the road. Weld Racing wheel finish off the
look perfectly, stuffing the wheel wells perfectly in a classic
pro-street setup with 165/15 Firestone front and 275/60/15 Mickey
Thompson rear rubber.
This is a powerful pony car with lightning-quick quarter miles on
its mind. Dialed-in and ready to go, this Foxbody won't last long.