The Cyclone, a performance model of the Comet, used a styling similar to that of the Lincoln. For 1965, the Comet received updated styling front and rear (including stacked headlights). The base 8 cylinder engine was increased from 260 to 289 cid, and using a 2 barrel carburetor, it produced 200 hp at 4400 RPM. The standard transmission continued as a column-shifted 3-speed manual transmission. The optional automatic was changed to a Merc-O-Matic” 3-speed automatic transmission (essentially a Ford C4 transmission). The 289 V8 was available in three horsepower ratings, base 2-barrel 200 hp, 4-barrel 225 hp and the premier driveline option was the 289 cubic inch, 271 hp high-performance engine and four-speed manual transmission found on the Ford Mustang.
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