What Does the GT in Mustang GT Stand For?Last Updated October 11, 2021 | Andrew Boyle
Some of the most simple and overlooked questions can be the hardest to find an answer to. One of those would be the simple question of what does GT stand for when us enthusiasts use the term Mustang GT? Yes, in the most general sense, it stands for Gran Touring, but for the Mustang it means so much more.
Ever been at a Mustang event, whether it’s a car show or drag race and hear someone utter the term S197 or S550 or even Fox Body, perhaps? These are body codes set by Ford Motor Company in their Research & Development process for the Mustang.
One year after the masses laid their eyes on the newest Mustang GT, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Focus RS as the latest American-made hatchback. So which high-performance Ford vehicle is best for you? This Focus RS vs. Mustang GT guide compares and contrasts the pony car with the hot hatch!
The question many enthusiasts are beginning to ask themselves with the release of the Performance Package - Level 2 for Mustangs is if it’s worth the extra price jump to the Shelby GT350. The best way to describe where the PP2 stands in the lineup is that it bridges the gap between the Mustang GT PP1 and the Shelby GT350. With it’s GT350R-derived tires and uniquely tuned suspension, is it enough to hold a candle to the Shelby name?
Although you can’t truly replicate the subtle attributes and 5.2-liter flat plane crank engine of the GT350, there are some standout upgrades that you can add to your Mustang GT to bring it much closer to looking, feeling, and driving like its higher-performing stablemate.