Mustang Third Generation Quiz

Mustang Third Generation Quiz

Last Updated August 8, 2023 | Editorial Team

The journey through the Mustang’s 3rd Generation brought about numerous changes, with a variety of styles that continue to grow in popularity with drivers even today. The style was influenced by the times, and things got pretty boxy in the 80’s. But at the heart of things, there’s no doubt that Mustangs of this time were inspired by their heritage.

Try your hand at our Generation 3 quiz to see how you stack up!

  1. What is the year range for the Third Generation Mustangs?

    The year range for the Third Generation Mustang is 1979-1993.

  2. What year did Ford Mustang come out with the first airbag?

    The airbag was first available on the 1990 Mustang.

  3. How much horsepower does the 1993 Cobra have?

    The 1993 Cobra featured a 5.0L V8 engine capable of 235 horsepower and 280 lb-ft torque.

  4. How many Cobra R Mustangs were produced in 1993?

    Only 107 Cobra R Mustangs were produced in 1993.

  5. Which front-drive car was originally planned to be sold as a Mustang in the late ’80s?

    The Ford Probe was slated to become a front wheel drive Mustang.

  6. During which year were the least 3rd Generation Mustangs produced?

    Only 79,250 Mustangs were produced in 1992.

  7. A special edition Mustang was built for a contest at the 1990 NCAA basketball finals. Which soft drink was it named after?

    The 7-Up Mustang was the prize for making a basket from center court at the game. The contest ended up being canceled.

  8. Saleen worked closely with the EPA in 1990 to ensure that they met guidelines for which car, which was a small-volume run of a specially-modded 5.0 Mustang?

    The SSC Saleen Mustang was able to produce a tuned version of Ford’s famous 5.0L engine that met federal regulations for public sale.

  9. From 1979-1993, the Mustang utilized a platform named for which animal?

    1979 was the birth of the Fox Body Mustang platform.

  10. A special pace car edition of the Mustang was a surprise hit with consumers in 1979. Which race did it derive its name and appearance from?

    The Indy Pace Car Mustang turned out to be a surprise hit for Ford, selling over 10,000 units.

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