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I'm planning on building a new edge mustang on some sort of budget. What I'm looking for is a decently fast n/a factory new edge from Ford that I can use as a starter. I just need the 0 60 and 1/4 mile times for all 4 vehicles.
 

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That info is all on the internet somewhere and I'm not gonna Google it for you.
I will share my thoughts on why the fastest one in stock form might not be the one you want to start with though.
- The difference in stock acceleration times between the three 4.6 4V cars will be insignificant. The '95 will be a bit slower. All of them are slow by modern standards.
-Only the '99 Cobra and Mach1 are "new edge" cars. The pre-'99 cars look significantly different and most people prefer one or the other.
-What's the end goal for the car? Full blown 9 second drag car? Weekend canyon carver? Road racer?
If you'll be happy with something in the 500 HP range, I would get one of the 4.6 4V cars, slap a Vortech/Paxton on it and be done. The pushrod 5.0 can certainly get to that power level but it's a bit more involved.
-The '99/'01 Cobra is the only one of those cars with IRS which I would consider a plus in most situations. It's definitely a compromised IRS but I really hate the '77 Fairmont 4 link the other cars all have for anything other than drag racing. A panhard bar / torque arm fixes the geometry issues on the live axle cars but isn't cheap.
-If you're looking to build a fire breathing monster, it doesn't really matter which one you start with because you'll be replacing everything anyway. Trying to push much past 500 HP on a stock pushrod 5.0 block or NA 4.6 rotating assembly is asking for the big kaboom. If I really wanted more than that in an SN95/new edge, I would either start with the nicest V6 car I could find and throw a nasty stroker 351 Windsor in it or cough up the dough for an '03-'04 Cobra in the first place.
 
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