1967 Mustang 289 Specifications for 0-60by Irving Oala
In 1967, the already popular Mustang 289, or GT, sports car had its first redesign. It became longer and wider, with rear tail scoops that are now a classic Mustang body style. There was also a revamped engine with more power, which greatly increased the Mustang's acceleration ability from zero to 60 miles per hour. A number of different specifications on the 1967 Mustang 289 affected its swift zero to 60 acceleration time.
The actual zero to 60 mile per hour acceleration time for the 1967 Ford Mustang 289 was 7.3 seconds, which was one of the fastest cars on the road sold to consumers at that time, according to the Auto Channel. It went from zero to 30 miles per hour in 2.6 seconds and zero to 100 miles per hour in 18.9 seconds. Its standing quarter mile was 15.2 seconds at 91 miles per hour and the top speed was 124 miles per hour.
The new engine on the 1967 Mustang 289 consisted of 289 C.I. V-8 4 valve carburetor. The engine had 271 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 312 foot-pounds of torque at 3,400 rpm. This engine had a compression ratio of 10:1, making the Mustang able to get up to 60 miles per hour quickly. According to the Mustang Specs website, only 472 Mustangs were equipped with the 289 V-8. That was because "the GT Equipment Group option was mandatory with the 271hp 289."
The size and weight of the 1967 Mustang 289 also affected how it accelerated from zero to 60 miles per hour, beyond the new aerodynamic body styling. It had a larger wheelbase than previous models of 108 inches, a height of 51.8 inches, a width of 70.9 inches, a length of 183.6 inches and a light weight of 2,980 lbs. total, with only a driver.
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