What Is the Mustang Spring Feature Edition?Last Updated August 4, 2019
The enduring popularity of the iconic Ford Mustang has resulted in many Mustang variants over the years. The high-performance Cobra R model, released in 2000 and equipped with a powerful 5.4L, 32-valve V-8 engine, was one of the most popular variants released that year.
In 2000, Ford also introduced the Mustang Spring Feature Edition that was available with its Mustang GT models. The Spring Feature Edition package consisted of various cosmetic upgrades, including the same hood and side scoops from the previous year's 35th anniversary edition, matching black stickers on either side of the hood scoop that included color-keyed GT lettering, 17” x 8” performance wheels and tires, and special black Mustang bumper inserts.
Buyers had a choice of several different body colors with the Mustang Spring Feature Edition including Black, White, Silver, and Performance Red. Zinc Yellow was another color option, making the Spring Feature the only Mustang available in this color for 2000. Ford manufactured a total of 3,091 Spring Feature Edition Mustangs in 2000, which turned out to be its only year of existence.
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Only available for purchase in 2000 on the Mustang GT models was the Mustang Spring Feature Edition. Most of the upgrades featured in this special edition were cosmetic. A total of 3,091 Spring Feature Edition Mustangs were manufactured.
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