Most RPM readers either owned or got their butt handed to them on the street by a Fox body Mustang back in the 80s, 90s and even into the 2000s, long after the platform was discontinued. Even today, you’ll find a majority of them at any race, cruise or show. In other words, they are still a winning choice all these years later.
Aurora, Ontario’s Corrado Lentinello’s ’89 Fox Body hatchback started as a father/son project to build a fast street car and ended up as a heavily boosted
record setting small tire brawler on the track.
Lentinello bought the car with his father back in September of 1998. At the time it had a stock block 351 Windsor with Canfield heads, a 150 shot of nitrous and a 5 speed behind it. “The intent of the car at the time was just to be a killer street car with a couple trips to Mexico,” Lentinello said with a smile. (Mexico being the code name for a popular street race location). A painter by trade, the Stang got a new skin laid down on it by Corrado and it stayed on street duty with future plans to build more power for it. “My dad and I planned to continue…READ MORE…Click the magazine image.