went unchanged in 2000, aside from the removal of the 35th Anniversary
fender badges. The V-6 and GT were indiscernible from the outside, except
for the dual exhaust cutouts in the bumper of the GT.
2000 would be the last year that
16" wheels came standard on GT. The GTs with 16s were speed governed at
Ford released 3,091 Spring Feature Mustangs for the
2000 model year. The package was offered in Performance Red, Black,
Silver, White, and Zinc Yellow, which appeared only on the Spring Feature
cars in 2000 and returned in 2001. The package was available only on GTs
and included the following features:
Special 17" X 8" bright machined 5-spoke wheels and
35th Anniversary body-color hood scoop
35th Anniversary body-color side scoops
Twin black stickers on each side of hood scoop with
color-keyed GT lettering
Black "MUSTANG" bumper inserts
No 2000 Cobras were produced because of the problems
with the 1999 models, but SVT unveiled the 2000 SVT Cobra R. Rs were only
available in red. They had no heater, air conditioner, rear seat, or sound
deadening material. What it did have were a new front valence, side
exhaust, racing seats, a 5.4L V-8 pushing 385-hp, and exclusivity--only
300 were made.
Saleen continued to provide
high-performance Mustangs with its S-281 and supercharged S-281 SC, which
started at $38,000.
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