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What Is A Mustang GTS? - Horsepower, Specs, & Colors

Created by Jason Konieczny
Last Updated 1/16/2019

The Mustang GTS was and still is a unicorn car sought after by many due to its standout features. Follow along as we look at all of the features that make the Mustang GTS so special.

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What Is A Mustang GTS? - Horsepower, Specs, & Colors - What Is A Mustang GTS? - Horsepower, Specs, & Colors.

Mustang GTS History

1995 offered three difference V8 option Mustangs: the GT, the SVT Cobra, and the GTS. Similar to the LX V8 Mustangs of the Fox Body era, the GTS was a stripped-down pony that focus on Muscle rather than Luxury! It was the Ideal Weekend Warrior for the Mustang Fan in the mid 90’s that did not want to break the bank!

Mustang GTS Specs

What Is A Mustang GTS? - Horsepower, Specs, & Colors - What Is A Mustang GTS? - Horsepower, Specs, & Colors
  • Displacement: 5.0L - 302 CID
  • Type: 90-degree - OHV Windsor V-8
  • Bore x Stroke: 4.0 in. x 3.0 in.
  • Compression: 9.0:1
  • Horsepower: 215 HP @ 4,200 rpm
  • Torque: 285 LB/FT @ 3,400 rpm
  • 0-60 mph: 6.7 seconds
  • 1/4-mile @ MPH: 15.2 seconds @ 92.8 mph
  • 3.08:1 Rear End Gear Ratio
  • Wheels: Cast Aluminum 16 x 7, 5-spoke
  • Tires: Firestone SVX 225/55/zr16
  • Front: Modified MacPherson strut, progressive-rate coil springs, 30mm stabilizer bar
  • Rear: Rigid axle, four trailing links, vertical shock absorbers and horizontal axle dampers, progressive-rate coil springs, 27mm stabilizer bar
  • Front: 11 in. vented cast-iron disc, Single-Piston caliper
  • Rear: 10 in. vented cast-iron disc, single-piston caliper
  • ABS: Power Assist, four wheel brakes (Optional ABS)
  • Transmission: Borg Warner T5 5-speed manual
  • Curb weight: 3246 lbs.
  • Wheelbase: 101.3”
  • Length x width x height: 181.5 x 71.8 x 52.7
  • EPA City/Hwy: 15 city/23 highway

Mustang GTS Production Numbers:

  • Coupe Only: 6,370 produced -- 4,848 5-speeds and 1,522 automatics

What Makes a Mustang GTS Different?

What Is A Mustang GTS? - Horsepower, Specs, & Colors - What Is A Mustang GTS? - Horsepower, Specs, & Colors

The GTS Mustang share most all of the same drivetrain, suspension, and brakes from the GT models: 302 5.0L V8, T5 Manual Transmission, and 4 Wheel Disc Brakes. ABS Brakes, AODE Automatic Transmission, and Keyless Entry were options included in an Option Package.

Interior and Exterior

Here is where the differences come into play! The GTS Mustang and the Base V6 cars shared the same interior comforts. Cloth seats with an optional 4-way power adjustable seat on the Driverside only. The Windows and door locks were both manual and only the sideview mirrors had power. Sunvisor Mirrors were not illuminated compared to the GT and Convertible cars where this was standard.

There was, however, some interior options that could be added to the Base GTS package. Every option that was available to for the V6 cars were available additions on this stripped down GT and were broken down into two groups: Package Group 1 and 2. Group 1 included the following Standard GT options, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, and Remove Decklid Release. Group 2 contained Cruise Control, Dual Illuminated Sunvisor Mirrors, and Premium Sound for the Stereo System. As mentioned previously, ABS Brakes, AODE Automatic Transmission, and Keyless Entry were also options included in Package Option 2 as well. One could order their GTS in its intended, light-weight stripped-down version or with as many options as desired!

1995 was the only year for the GTS option but Ford did offer the 248A package on 1996-1998 GT Models allowing customers to delete many amenities from their Ponycar similar to their older pushrod brothers from 1995.