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1997 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

Do you ever find yourself searching for the factory specs on your 1997 Ford Mustang? If so you have definitely come to the right place!

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1997 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features - 1997 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

The 1997 Ford Mustang ended up being a carryover year from 1996 with the exception of a few new color options. Ford saw a huge success with the 4R70W and T-45 now available in the GT and Cobra. With the huge success of the 4.6L SOHC and DOHC, these new Ford motors were here to stay!

Like many year models, this Mustang comes in both V6 and V8 versions both in a coupe and convertible body style. The basic 3.8 liter V6 version comes standard with 150 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque. The GT comes equipped with a 4.6 liter single overhead cam v8 engine that is rated at 215 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, the Cobra tops the charts for this year model at 305 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. This 1997 Cobra only comes in a 5-speed manual transmission.

Check out our 1997 Mustang specs below!

1997 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Engine Options Engine Bore Compression Horsepower Torque Fuel Tank
3.8L V6 3.81 x 3.39 inches 8.2:1 145hp 215 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
4.6L SOHC V-8 3.55 x 3.54 inches 9.3:1 215hp 285 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
4.6L DOHC V-8 Cobra 3.55 x 3.54 inches 9.9:1 305hp 300 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.


Exterior Paint Options Paint Code
Aztec Gold AZ
Autumn Orange BG
Rio Red E8
Laser Red E9
Deep Violet JS
Moonlight Blue KM
Deep Forest Green NA
Pacific Green PS
Black UA
Crystal White ZR
Interior Color Options Color Code
Saddle S
Medium Graphite 2
Black J

1997 FORD MUSTANG Curb Weight

Model Curb Weight
3.8L V6 Coupe 3,077 lbs
3.8L V6 Convertible 3,257 lbs
4.6L V8 Coupe 3,277 lbs
4.6L V8 Convertible 3,457 lbs
1997 Cobra Coupe 3,354 lbs
1997 Cobra Convertible 3,524 lbs

1997 FORD MUSTANG Production Numbers

Model Units Sold
1997 3.8L Coupe 56,812
1997 3.8L Convertible 11,606
1997 4.6L Coupe 18,464
1997 4.6L Convertible 11,413
1997 Cobra Coupe 6,961
1997 Cobra Convertible 3,088

1997 FORD MUSTANG Transmission Options

Engine Transmission Options
3.8L V6 T-5 Manual/4R70W 4-Speed Automatic
4.6L SOHC V8 4R70W 4-Speed Automatic/T-45 Manual
4.6L DOHC V8 Cobra T-45 Manual