By: Andrew Cilio
For 2002, the Mustang held on strong as the Pontiac Firebird and Chevrolet Camaro burnt out of the pony car segment, and the SUV rage swept over the American population. Ford modestly changed up the ‘Stang for 2002 giving it larger 16-inch alloy wheels with exposed lugs, compared to last year’s 15-inch standard wheels. Redesigned trim packages are available in Standard, Deluxe, and Premium. Two new colors were introduced for 2002: Torch Red and Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic.
The audio system received an upgrade from the 2001 Mach 460 to a new speed-sensitive MP3/CD player consisting of an in-dash six disc changer, now called the Mach 1000. Good news for the audiophile since this new audio sound generates 570-watts RMS (1,140-watts peak power) with a 60-watt parametrically equalized amplifier, six 85-watt subwoofer amplifiers, four subwoofer speakers, four midrange tweeters and two 10-inch, trunk-mounted, acoustic suspension subwoofer enclosures.
The powertrain carries over from 2001 in both the V6 and GT. For the 2002 models, the 3.8-liter V6 puts down 193-RWHP with a split-port induction and cylinder heads giving more air flow. The 4.6-liter V8 GT puts down 260-hp with larger valves, equal-length intake manifold runners, and high-lift long-duration cams producing more air flow generating more horsepower.
The SVT Cobra skipped production in 2002, but plans were made to bring it back with a bang for 2003. However, 100 Cobras were made and shipped to Australia where they were converted to right-hand drive to abide by Australian laws.
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