>Since its debut midway through the 1964 model year, the Ford Mustang has lived a long and prosperous life, save for a few years here and there *cough*Mustang II*cough*. Within those years, many special-edition models knocked the socks off enthusiasts and collectors alike. These ultimate special editions ranged from limited models with tweaked suspensions and special badges to ones with fire-breathing V-8 powerplants that struck fear in the competition.
We decided to take a look at these special Stangs and make a list of our 10 favorite models. Let us know in the comments if we left off your favorite model or if you think we’re imbeciles for choosing one of the models below.
Ford Mustang Cobra R
The Mustang Cobra R was available in other years, namely 1993 and 1995, but none were at the level of the 2000 version. This beast boasted a 5.4-liter DOHC V-8 that produced a mighty 385 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. This powerful V-8 launched the Cobra R to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
On top of being quick, the Cobra R also handled well, thanks to an upgraded suspension and chassis, and it looked badass with its massive front and rear spoilers.