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In 1987, the Mustang getting all the ink was the newly restyled and power-improved GT. Power was up 25 hp from the previous year, thanks to E7TE cylinder heads, taking the 5.0 H.O. engine to 225 hp and a manly 300 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, these speed-density-managed engines were impossible for enthusiasts to modify at first, but proved to be more powerful than the mass air-equipped engines that first appeared in 1988. That's because the mass air meter acted as an airflow restriction, costing 2-3 hp. It wasn't uncommon to hear from readers who had consistently outrun mass air cars at the strip with their speed-density '87 Mustangs.