Vintage C&D Road Tests: Comparing the 1965 Mustang, Barracuda and Corvair – Part 2, Barracuda Formula S

On to the second of our trio of 1965 sporty compacts, soon to be known as pony cars—except for the Corvair. C&D tested the Formula S version with the 235 hp 273 V8, which elevated the Barracuda from a Valiant with a big rear window to about as fine a GT car that was available in the US. It wasn’t a hot rod in the straight line like the K-Code Mustang, but it was decidedly better in handling anything other than a straight line.