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1980 Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 2/17/2021

Do you ever find yourself searching for the factory specs on your 1980 Mustang? If so you have definitely come to the right place!

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1980 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features - 1980 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

With 1980 being the second year of the Fox Body Mustang not many things have changed. The Cobra kept the ground effects from the '79 pace car and Ford added a 4.2L V8 while dropping the 5.0L and 2.8L V6 from the previous year. This 4.2L V8 was a scaled-down version of the iconic 5.0L!

Emissions standards were in full effect for 1980 which made fuel economy on this model go up an extreme amount vs 1979. With these same emission standards, it also means that the 5.0L engine wasn't going to be returning from 1979. This, unfortunately, led to a huge decrease in sales for the 1980 year model.


1980 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Engine Options Engine Bore Compression Horsepower Torque Fuel Tank
2.3L 2V 4cyl 3.78 x 3.13 inches 9.0:1 88hp 118 ft-lbs 11.5 gal.
2.3L 2V 4cyl (Turbo) 3.78 x 3.13 inches 9.0:1 135hp 143 ft-lbs 12.5 gal.
3.3L 1V 6cyl 3.68 x 3.13 inches 9.6:1 91hp 160 ft-lbs 11.5 gal.
4.2L 2V V-8 3.38 x 3.00 inches 8.8:1 118hp 194 ft-lbs 12.5 gal.

1980 FORD MUSTANG EXTERIOR PAINT & INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

Exterior Paint Options Paint Code
Black 1C
Bright Bittersweet 2G
Bright Blue 3J
Bright Caramel 5T
Bright Red 27
Bright Yellow 6N
Chamois Glow Metallic 8W
Dark Chamois Metallic 8A
Dark Cordovan Metallic 8N
Light Medium Blue 3F
Medium Bittersweet Metallic 8D
Medium Blue Metallic 3H
Medium Gray Metallic 1P
Polar White 9D
Silver Metallic 1G
Interior Color Options Color Code
Black A
Caramel T
Medium Red D
Vacquero Z
Wedgewood Blue B
White/Black W
White/Blue Q
White/Red N
White/Caramel 2
White/Vacquero 9

1980 FORD MUSTANG Curb Weight

Model Curb Weight
2.3L 4-cyl Manual 2,497 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl Automatic 2,601 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl Turbo Manual 2,687 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl Turbo Automatic 2,687 lbs
3.3L V6 Automatic 2,637 lbs
4.2L V8 Automatic 2,811 lbs

1980 FORD MUSTANG Production Numbers

Model Units Sold
1980 Cobra 5,500-5,550 *Estimated
1980 2dr Sedan 128,893
1980 3dr Hatchback 98,497
1980 2dr Sedan Ghia 23,647
1980 3dr hatchback Ghia 20,285

1980 FORD MUSTANG Transmission Options

Engine Transmission Options
2.3L 2V T-04 Manual
2.3L 2V Turbo T-04 Manual/C-3 Automatic
3.3L 1V 6cyl T-04 Manual
4.2L V8 C-4 Automatic