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 |  Aug 04 2014, 9:02 AM

3. S-197 Ford Mustang

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While always a solid car, the Ford Mustang really came into its own this past generation. Available from 2004 to 2014, the S-197 Mustang is notable because it introduced and really nailed the “modern-day retro” niche. The  S-197  has to be one of the most successful Mustangs, and the upcoming sixth generation model (with the chassis code S-550) has a lot to live up to.

Under the hood of these cars lays a V6 that peaked at 310 hp, or a variety of V8 engines. The S-197 also has a huge following in the aftermarket community, where it was named the hottest car at SEMA two years in a row (2012 and 2013).

  • augie

    this is a fun, car-geeky list. i owned an e46 3-series, but strangely feel the e30 m3 is still bmw’s most iconic car. i think the audi b5 a4 was a great classic design and perhaps their first real mass market success.

    and am i the only person who thinks the car companies could be a little more creative in picking chassis codes that aren’t so close to the model names themselves, so as to not utterly confuse us all? how about porsche’s new 2023 911, chassis code: chameleon?

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    There’s also the P71 Panther Police Interceptor package for the Ford Crown Victoria, a mainstay of police forces (and of course, reconditioned as a mainstay of taxi and limo fleets) throughout most of the U.S.

  • sawyer

    It’s a little hard to read this list and not see the term “E30″ pop up.

  • Jamal

    Agreed. E30 is THE BMW chassis code. Forget E46.

  • Killa

    I’ve always been an R32 GT-R fan.

  • Rickers

    Really? That car is an overrated POS.

  • Goldo1802

    Where is the MkIV Supra? -_-