SN95 Mustang Horsepower Guide (1994-2004)

SN95 Mustang Horsepower Guide (1994-2004)

Last Updated February 5, 2020 | C.J. Tragakis

Blue SN95 Mustang Front

Looking for the stock horsepower and torque numbers of the SN95 Mustang? You’ll find the official figures right here in this table.

If you already own a 1994-2004 Ford Mustang and are ready to get some more performance out of your car, check out our recommended engine mods below that will help you get much higher power levels. Although the SN95 was a top-notch contender back in its day, it’ll need a little bit of help to put out numbers that can compete with modern sports cars.

Plus, you can check out our in-depth guide to the SN95 Mustang’s history if you want a full run-down on the design, performance, and special variants of the 1994-2004 Mustangs.

Note that for the early V8 engine used from 1994-1995, the actual displacement is technically 4.9 liters (Ford rounds up to 5.0, as some astute owners like to point out). It's also worth pointing out that the SN95 generation is when Ford was transitioning from single overhead cam to double overhead cam engines, resulting in some drastic changes for their V8 configuration. The V6 option would change from overhead valve to single overhead cam with the next generation, the S197.

SN95 Ford Mustang Horsepower and Torque by Year (1994-2004)
ModelEngine TypeHorsepowerTorque
1994 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 145 hp 215 lb-ft
1994 Mustang GT 5.0 liter V8 OHV 215 hp 285 lb-ft
1994 Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0 liter V8 OHV 240 hp 285 lb-ft
1995 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 145 hp 215 lb-ft
1995 Mustang GT 5.0 liter V8 OHV 215 hp 285 lb-ft
1995 Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0 liter V8 OHV 240 hp 285 lb-ft
1995 Mustang SVT Cobra R 5.8 liter V8 OHV 305 hp 300 lb-ft
1996 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 150 hp 215 lb-ft
1996 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 215 hp 285 lb-ft
1996 Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6 liter V8 4v DOHC 305 hp 300 lb-ft
1997 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 150 hp 215 lb-ft
1997 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 215 hp 285 lb-ft
1997 Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6 liter V8 4v DOHC 305 hp 300 lb-ft
1998 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 150 hp 215 lb-ft
1998 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 225 hp 290 lb-ft
1998 Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6 liter V8 4v DOHC 305 hp 300 lb-ft
1999 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 190 hp 220 lb-ft
1999 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 260 hp 302 lb-ft
1999 Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6 liter V8 4v DOHC 320 hp 317 lb-ft
2000 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 190 hp 220 lb-ft
2000 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 260 hp 302 lb-ft
2001 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 190 hp 220 lb-ft
2001 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 260 hp 302 lb-ft
2001 Mustang Bullitt 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 265 hp 305 lb-ft
2001 Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6 liter V8 4v DOHC 320 hp 317 lb-ft
2002 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 190 hp 220 lb-ft
2002 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 260 hp 302 lb-ft
2003 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 193 hp 225 lb-ft
2003 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 260 hp 302 lb-ft
2003 Mustang Mach 1 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 305 hp 320 lb-ft
2003 Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6 liter Supercharged V8 4v DOHC 390 hp 390 lb-ft
2004 Mustang V6 3.8 liter V6 OHV 193 hp 225 lb-ft
2004 Mustang GT 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 260 hp 302 lb-ft
2004 Mustang Mach 1 4.6 liter V8 2v SOHC 305 hp 320 lb-ft
2004 Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6 liter Supercharged V8 4v DOHC 390 hp 390 lb-ft

How to Increase Your SN95 Mustang’s Horsepower

Though milder than modern Mustangs and susceptible to slight power loss over the years, the SN95 is still a robust platform. Better still, there is massive potential for horsepower increases if you want to get some more performance out of your pony. Just by looking atthe curb weights of the Mustang generations, you can see that the relative lightness of the SN95 also means there's potential for a better power-to-weight ratio.

SN95 Engine Out of Car

Below, we look at some of the most popular and effective upgrades that you can make to your 1994-2004 Mustang. There are lots of mods for every type of driver, whether you’re new to the aftermarket scene or a seasoned pro.

SN95 Mustang Cold Air Intakes

With a cold air intake, you’re not getting a ton of immediate extra power. However, these affordable mods can make a big difference in throttle response, giving you a better pedal feel as you accelerate. Moreover, you open up a lot of doors when it comes to increasing power down the road. Combined with an aftermarket exhaust kit and/or chip tune, a cold air intake can be an integral part of ramping up horsepower and torque.

SN95 Mustang Electronic Tunes

There’s no need to spend hours wrenching away when an electronic tune can simply be plugged into your Mustang’s computer. Adding one helps you unlock power in your engine that wasn’t available in stock form. Plus, there are lots of ways to customize your tune for the driving applications you use your pony for. Combined with a cold air intake, this is an easy and popular way to get lots of horsepower at a reasonable price.

SN95 Mustang Superchargers

For a drag strip car or a daily driver that needs some extra oomph, adding some forced induction with a supercharger is the best-known way to seriously add lots of power (think hundreds of horsepower instead of just dozens). The installation is more involved than some of the other bolt-on parts shown here, and the cost will be more expensive as well. But if you’re truly looking to take your SN95 to the next level, a supercharger is a must-have for your engine.

SN95 Mustang Engine Swap

If you’re not up for squeezing more power out of your SN95 engine and you want to truly modernize your performance levels, a new crate engine swap will give you maximum potential. Take a look at our guide on how to put a Coyote engine in a New Edge Mustang to learn more about what the process entails.

If you’re still now sure which power upgrades you want to add or if you’re looking for some other potential SN95 mods, browse our full selection of 1994-2004 Mustang parts to find the aftermarket solutions that you want to add to your vehicle.

Sources: Ford | It Still Runs

SN95 Mustang Horsepower Guide (1994-2004)

Discover the horsepower and torque figures for each model year and variant of the SN95 Ford Mustang. If you’re ready for even more power, check out our recommendations for ways to take those numbers to the next level.