The SN95: 1994-2004 Mustang, a Pony Car Revival

The Ford Mustang spans several generations of iconic sports cars from high horsepower muscle cars to more economical daily drivers. The SN95 1994-2004 Mustang marked significant design changes from the preceding and still sought after Fox Body Mustang.

From a Fox to the Next Pony

Fox Body Mustangs had more hard lines but an indisputable classic style of their own. The SN95 was engineered with a more modern design, sleeker transitions, and sweeping lines. It’s curves were a little more reminiscent of the European sportscars of the time. This design change was a hit creating a younger generation of Mustang enthusiasts.

The Engines of the 1994 to 2004 SN95 Mustangs

Under the hood, the SN95 offered a variety of engine options, ranging from the base 3.8L V6 to the powerful Windsor 351 that powered the Mustang GT in 1994 and 1995. In 1996 they swapped the 5.0 Windsor with the Romeo 4.6L. Even with the decrease in capacity, the horsepower remained 215 between the Windsor and the Romeo, but Romeo was a tad more efficient. In 1998, the Romeo did get a 10 horsepower boost to 225. All of these changes and upgrades provide a significant increase in fuel efficiency without sacrificing horsepower, which is the last thing you want in a Pony Car.

Here are some of the key features of the SN95 Mustang:

  • Modern Design: Leaving the iconic boxy look of the Fox Body in it’s rearview, the SN95 embraced a more modern and sleek design. One might even call it “aerodynamic.”
  • Performance Upgrades: Multiple engine options and iterations over the next 10 years gave Mustang fans a plethora of power choices from which to pick. From the Windsor 5.0, the Romeo 4.6L V8, and the 3.8L 6 cylinder, the SN95 allowed you to choose between power and efficiency..
  • Return of the Convertible: After a slight hiatus, the SN95 Mustang convertible made a comeback in Gen 4.
  • Technological Advancements: Improved brakes and the inclusion of airbags, different sound systems, and so much more adorned the SN95 than what we saw in years past.

Love it or hate it, the SN95 Mustang was a successful link in the chain of evolution for Ford. So many of the Pony Car competitors took breaks from production. From the Camaro, Firebird, Challenger, Barracuda, Javelin, AMX, and even Ford Motor Company’s own Mercury Cougar, Mustang is pretty much the only Pony Car that’s remained in production without a break since its start in 1964.

Whether you're a fan of the base V6 for something a little more economical and efficient or a gearhead who craves the power of the Cobra, GT, or Saleen, the SN95 Mustang offers something for everybody. With its timeless design, exciting performance, and comfortable driving experience, the SN95 Mustang remains a true classic.

Thinking About Upgrading Your SN95 Mustang?

I have got 2 words for you - Forward Facing Turbo System… Ok, so that’s 5 words. Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant and more durable than most other alloys used on the undercarriage of Mustangs of the last 60+ years. If you are looking to restore your Mustang and or beef it up, you should look into stainless steel prebent fuel lines, preformed brake lines, T4 V-Band Turbocharger for an SN95, and more. They are more durable the rubber hoses you find these days. They don’t corrode or crack like the old steel does and they give the underside of your car a whole new look. If you need help finding what you are looking for to improve your classic SN95 Mustang, contact us and we will gladly get you the info you need to choose teh right parts for your project.

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