1988EditThe Cayuse is mainly based on the 1974 Ford Mustang II, with the taillights and rear being inspired by a 1968 Dodge Charger, and having a slightly longer hood. The name 'Cayuse' is also in silver letters emblazoned on the trunk.
1970EditIn 1970, the Cayuse is strongly based on the 1965 Ford Mustang, with the rear drawing some inspiration from the 1965 Chevrolet Corvair. It also has a stripe across the back trunk, similar to Dodge Super Bee vehicles. It does have a copy of the Mustang badge on the back, with 'Cayuse' on it.
The '94 Cayuse is based on the Third Generation Ford Mustang, most specifically the 1987 model, with the rear of a 1993 Cadillac Allante. The Cayuse has added pop-up headlights, similar to the Ford Probe.The strip is now an option, and the Cayuse may also come in Convertible or Hardtop forms.
The Cayuse in 1988 is powered by a 5.9L V8, which gives it phenomenal amounts of torque. The handling can best be described as jumpy, and the car feels light. Braking is saggy, and takes a while for the car to come to a complete stop. It tends to lollop around curves, which makes high speed cornering a bad idea. ABS is standard, and Crash deformation is acceptable, with the car being able to take 5-6 frontal hits before failing.
The '70 Cayuse is powered by a 4.3L V8. The suspension is pretty stiff, making the car bad at cornering, but braking is high end, if not best in class. The acceleration is amazing, with the car being able to reach top speed very quickly. ABS is standard again, and Crash deformation is good, with the car being able to take several hits before failing.
The '94 Cayuse is equipped with a 3.9L V8, with a soft mellowish suspension, similar to the 1988 model. The handling is more stable, and braking is impressive, with ABS Standard. It can spin out in curves, though. Crash deformation is okay, with the car being able to take about 6 hits before failling.
- Cayuse is a type of horse, a parody of the Mustang name.