88-hp 2.3-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder
Launched for the 1979 model year, the early period for the Fox-body Ford Mustang was a pale comparison to its end when Vanilla Ice boasted about his convertible on "Rollin in My 5.0." The base model for 1980 came with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder producing a less-than-exciting 88 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration could best be described as lackadaisical.
The styling wasn't very exciting either, particularly the notchback. The three-box shape looked like a boring economy car, rather than something ready to melt the rear tires at a moment's notice.