by Justin Cupler
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In the 2004 model year, Ford celebrated the Mustang’s 40th anniversary by adding a “40th anniversary” badge to each 2004 Mustang. The 2004 Mustang also marked the end of the eighth generation, as a new body style appeared the following year.
The 40th anniversary Mustang had four different engine options: one V-6 and three V-8s. The 3.8-liter V-6 produced 190 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 220 pound-feet of torque at 2,750 rpm. The Mustang’s V-8, a 4.6-liter, produced 260 hp at 5,250 rpm at 390 hp at 6,000 rpm and 302 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm at 390 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm.
Like all other Mustangs, the 40th Anniversary Mustang was featured only as a rear-wheel drive vehicle. In 2004, three different transmission options were available: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, and six-speed manual.
Exterior and weight
The 40th Anniversary Mustang measured 183.2 to 183.5 inches long, 73.1 inches wide, 52.9 to 53.2 inches high. It had a 101.3-inch wheelbase and a curb weight (without passengers or cargo) that ranged from 3,290 to 3,780 pounds.