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10 Fastest Mustangs
How Fast Were They Then, and How Do They Stack Up Now?
Car Life called it the "Super Double Deluxeburger Mustang" because Ford decided to add the 390 big-block to the Mustang's engine lineup. With 320 hp and 427 lb-ft of torque, the pony-sized Mustang finally had some beef to compete against big-block GTOs and Barracudas, not to mention the new 396 Camaro. In stock form, the 390 Mustang was a low-to-mid-15-second performer, as evidenced by most of the road tests. Car & Driver reported a 14.8-second e.t. and even complained that the car was not in optimum tune, but failed to provide the transmission type or how they managed to obtain a quicker time than anyone else. Hi-Performance Cars magazine, however, explained that it took a set of slicks and traction bars to register their 14.95-second e.t., stating, "Normally, the 390 engine cannot be considered hot by today's standards. However, when packed into a light Mustang, you have a pretty impressive machine."
'68 GT Fastback - 14.8/94.6 - N/A - 3.25 - Car & Driver, March 1968
'67 GTA Fastback* - 14.95/97.60 - auto - 3.25 - Cars, Sept. 1967
'68 Fastback - 15.2/94 - auto - 3.25 - Motor Trend, Jan. 1968
'67 GTA Fastback - 15.2/91 - auto - 3.00 - Car & Driver, Nov. 1966
'67 GTA Fastback - 15.31/93.45 - auto - 3.25 - Hot Rod, March 1967
'67 Fastback - 15.5/91.4 - auto - 3.25 - Car Life, Jan. 1967
'67 N/A - 15.6/94 - 4-spd. - N/A - Motor Trend, May 1967
*Slicks and traction bars