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Well, say good bye to the old and in with the new! Every so often, Ford goes through a change. A good change, you can say, and well, this time, in 2003, the Mustang is getting a long awaited change. The aging SN95 chassis derived from the earlier 79-93 Fox-4, will be replaced, as you already know, with a new DEW type chassis, modified from its counterparts in the Lincoln LS and Jaguar S-type. This new chassis will bring something new to the Mustang. A true Sport car feel. Though the car will retain its 2+2 coupe look, the ride height and other contributing factors in the supsension eg IRS, will make this car something to compete with as the last of the pony cars, the Camaro and Firebird/Trans-Am phase out at the end of the 2002 production year.
Major differences in the 2002 vs 2003?
Besides the overhaul on the body and chassis, the last of the pushrods, the venerable 3.8 is being replaced by a 3.0 DOHC V-tec engine capable of 210 hp, with a supposed option of a 215 hp 3.5 DOHC. The GTs will get their boost again, now to 285 hp while still keeping the Mod 4.6L SOHC. Also, while a lot of speculation is running high about this, a 4.9L SOHC option is available, adding another 5 hp to the figure. The Cobra... ah... One of the most famed cars in modern American automtive history. As the 4.6 DOHC motor is being dropped for a more favorable, and already seen, 5.0 DOHC. More than likely, this motor will employ the same ideas and concepts used by SVT when they demoed the FR500. These motors are expected to push 350+ hp and are definately going to go in the market against the American classic, the Corvette. Lots of power here folks. You can imagine how much the 2003 Cobra R will push now.

That's all the news for now. Just in case you already knew all this... its for those who didn't. STANGS ROCK!!!
 

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Thanks for the info. Those of us with tight wallets these days can't get all the mags, and rely on the rest of you guys for updates. It's definitely appreciated.

Keep on Cruisin' :bullitt:
 

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Couple of side notes to all that info.

1. Nothing stated here is concrete with ford other then the new DEW platform.

2. The new Mustang will be a 2004 model.

3. Third and most importantly never beleive anything you read in magazines or at Blue Oval News.
 
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