What Is the McLaren M81?Last Updated July 21, 2021 | Andrew Boyle
Known as one of the rarest Mustangs ever made, only ten McLaren M81's were ever produced out of the 250 that were planned. The ones that were produced were built by hand.
The Cobra II Mustang package was introduced in 1975 as a response to the end of the oil crisis and an attempt by Ford to have a true contender to the muscle car throne. The Cobra II package was available on the 4-cyl, V6, and V8 fastback models.
Available on several Mustang between 1983 and 2010 was a five-speed manual transmission known as the T5. The T5 was an effort by Ford to give the Mustang better gas mileage and performance. The T5 was beginning to be phased out in 1995 and was replaced with the TR-3550.
The Hurst Mustang is a tribute to Ford's racing heritage and was designed to pace the final race of the 2009 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge. The original was auctioned off in 2010 and another limited-edition run of 50 car replicas were available by special order.
Driven by the character Red Mist in the 2010 hit movie Kick-Ass, the Red Mist Mustang started with a 2008 GT as its base. From there a custom body kit was added along with a supercharged 4.6L V8 capable of over 500 horsepower. In all over $240,000 was put into the creation of the Red Mist Mustang.