V8 Power for Under $20,000

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Ford Mustang
Mustang should be one of the first cars that comes to mind when considering fun V8 power, since it was originally offered with a V8 engine option from its inception in 1964, and has continued to offer V8 power — except for a couple years during the 1970s and ‘80s. When the previous-generation Mustang debuted as a 2005 model, the GT was powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produced 300 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. For 2010 V8-power increased to 315 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, before the 5.0-liter V8 was added for 2011 producing 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. It will be tough to find a 2011 Mustang GT with the 5.0-liter V8 at a price below $20,000, but you should find lots of 4.6-liter Mustang GTs in the sub-$20K category.

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