Terms that every Mustang lover should know
Posted: February 21, 2013 by Josh H.
Era: ’79 – ’93
Other terms: Fox, Fox Body, Square Light, Bug Eye, Aero Fox
A Bug Eye / Aero Fox is pictured here (’87-up). Earlier years were referred to as Square Light Fox Bodies (Pre-’87)
Era: ’94 – ’98
These cars are known for their smooth and curvy styling. Early models still received the good old 5.0L motors. In ’96, they started receiving the 2-valve 4.6L powerplants. They, unfortunately, weren’t quite powerhouse motors. Pictured here is an SVT Cobra model. These were upgraded with the DOHC 4-Valve 4.6L motors.
Era: ’99 to ’04
Other Terms: Modulars
After the smooth styling of the SN-95 era, Ford went the other direction again with the sharper styling of the New Edge platform. Ford upgraded the heads on the 2-valve 4.6 motor in ’99. The refined heads were referred to as PI heads, for “performance improved”. In fact, it has become popular for SN-95 GT owners to swap PI heads onto their setup for easy power gains. Pictured here is the baddest of the bad; the 2003 SVT Cobra, known as the “Terminator”. These were outfitted with supercharged DOHC 4-valve 4.6L motors, rated at 390HP from the factory.