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The 1990 Ford Mustang GT (Gen. 3) is a hatchback pony car based on the Fox platform. The third-generation Mustang was in production for 14 years, starting in 1979 and ending in 1993.

From 1987 to 1993, the Foxbody Mustang received a facelift and was made available with a '5.0' branded V8 engine. The GT was the highest specification level available and retained the fog light position of the pre-facelift model.


Need for Speed (2015)

The Mustang GT can be purchased for Credits24,000 in Need for Speed (2015).

Players are able to drive a black Foxbody Mustang in the first mission event of the game - Prelude. After joining Travis' crew, their car must be swapped with one of three starter cars, although another Foxbody Mustang is available.

0 - 60 mph 1/4 Mile Top Speed Power
Stock 05.69 seconds 14.23 seconds @ 103 mph (166 km/h) 144 mph (232 km/h) 259 hp
Fully Upgraded 02.29 seconds 09.16 seconds @ 164 mph (264 km/h) 231 mph (372 km/h) 1,083 hp

Need for Speed: Payback

The Mustang GT appears in Need for Speed: Payback following a brief glimpse of the front half of its body in a race gameplay video[1] released on September 20, 2017.


It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, drift, and race class dealerships upon completing chapter 1 - Ignition.

NFSPB FordMustangFoxbody Garage.jpg Drag ClassDrift ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngRace ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Complete chapter 1 - Ignition.
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 56,100
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 225
Top Speed 144
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 6.40
1/4 Mile 15.13
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.6
N2O Power 3.6
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 3.7
Landing 3.2
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 4.8
Power 4.3

Need for Speed: Heat

The Mustang Foxbody '90 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article published[2][3] on August 19, 2019, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 9, which was released on October 15, 2019.


The stock M4 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png32,500 upon reaching Reputation Level 20NFSHE Icon Rep.png.

It has a customisation rating of six and can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE Ford MustangFoxbody Dealership.jpg
Unlocked at NFSHE Icon Reputation.png LVL 20
Infobox 2017White Car.png 116
NFSHE Icon Bank.png32,500
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 225
0-60 MPH [s] 6.40
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 300
TOP SPEED [mph] 144
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 6/10)
Engine Swaps (7 Available)
225 hp 4.9L V8
90,000, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 225 / 1,206
385 hp 4.9L F12
185,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 385 / 1,204
460 hp 6.2L V8
243,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 460 / 1,239
600 hp 5.2L V12
348,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 600 / 1,239
640 hp 8.4L V10
380,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 640 / 1,239
710 hp 3.9L V8
438,000, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 710 / 1,234
730 hp 6.5L V12
454,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 730 / 1,239


  • In Need for Speed (2015), the Foxbody Mustang is listed as producing 259 horsepower in stock form, but no third generation Mustang stock trim was sold developing greater than 235 horsepower.



  1. Video: NVIDIA GeForce (2017) Need for Speed Payback: Graveyard Shift PC Gameplay – 4K 60 FPS. Available at:
  2. Article: (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at:
  3. Article: (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: