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    Alittle info about the 1993, 1995, and 2000 Cobra R's



    To demonstrate Ford?s commitment to racing and showcase its newly formed Special Vehicle Team, a 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra R model was developed with a form-follows-function race-car mentality. Starting with a production SVT Mustang Cobra, anything that contributed to excess weight was eliminated ? including the back seat, radio, air-conditioning and sound-dampening material. The ?R? (for ?Racing?) model?s track-inspired handling came from heavy-duty MacPherson struts, Koni? shocks on all four corners and the use of a front-strut tower brace. Intended for serious racers and available only in red, production of the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra R was limited to just 107 vehicles.

    ENGINE
    Type 90? V-8
    Bore x stroke 4.0 in. x 3.0 in.
    Displacement: 5.0 liter/302 cid
    Compression ratio: 9.0:1
    Horsepower: 235 hp @ 4600 rpm
    Torque: 280 lbs.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

    SUSPENSION
    FRONT: Modified heavy-duty MacPherson strut type, 750/850 lb./in. progressive-rate coil springs, 31mm anti-roll bar, front-strut tower brace
    REAR: Rigid axle located by four trailing links, 240/260 lb./in. progressive-rate coil springs, shocks, 21mm anti-roll bar

    BRAKES
    FRONT: 13 in vented disc, twin-piston caliper
    REAR: 10.5 in. vented, single-piston disc
    ABS:

    WHEELS AND TIRES
    WHEELS: 17 x 8 in. 6-spoke aluminum, 5-bolt
    TIRES: Goodyear? P245/45ZR-17 BSW

    PERFORMANCE
    0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds
    Top Speed: 140 mph

    PRODUCTION NUMBERS
    Red 107; TOTAL: 107
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    In the wake of the Fox-bodied 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra R?s success, SVT engineers developed a more powerful R-model competition package based on the SN-95-derived 1995 SVT Cobra. A top priority was to address racers? requests for a larger, more powerful engine and more fuel capacity. So SVT replaced Cobra?s 5.0L V8 with a special version of Ford?s 351 cubic-inch Windsor small-block, re-engineered to produce 300 horsepower, and also installed a 20 gallon Fuel-Safe? fuel cell. To handle the torque of the more powerful engine, a Tremec? five-speed manual transmission was installed. Again, weight-savings was targeted, so there was no back seat, radio or air-conditioning ? not even fog lights, which were omitted to provide ducts for getting cool air onto the front brakes. Heavy-duty progressive-rate springs, thicker stabilizer bars and a front strut tower brace helped improve handling on the racetrack. Only 250 vehicles were built, available only in white, each with a unique center-tiered fiberglass hood tall enough to clear the engine and induction system. The hoods, along with the 1995 Cobra R's five-spoke alloy wheels, turned out to be among the most popular aftermarket part offerings in Mustang history.

    ENGINE
    Type 90? V-8
    Bore x stroke 4.0 in. x 3.0 in.
    Displacement: 5.8 liter/351 cid
    Compression ratio: 9.0:1
    Horsepower: 300 hp @ 4800 rpm
    Torque: 365 lbs.-ft. @ 3750 rpm

    SUSPENSION
    FRONT: Modified MacPherson strut with separate spring on lower arm, 700/850 lbs./in. progressive-rate coil springs, adjustable Koni? struts, front-strut tower brace, 30mm stabilizer bar
    REAR: Rigid axle, four trailing links, adjustable vertical shock absorbers and horizontal axle dampers, 200/260 lbs./in. progressive-rate coil springs, 27mm stabilizer bar

    BRAKES
    FRONT: 13 in. vented cast iron disc, twin-piston caliper
    REAR: 11.65 in. vented cast iron disc, single-piston caliper
    ABS: Power four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock

    WHEELS AND TIRES
    WHEELS: 17 x 9 in. 5-spoke cast aluminum
    TIRES: BFGoodrich? Comp T/A ZR P255/45ZR-17

    PERFORMANCE
    0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds
    Top Speed: 152 mph

    PRODUCTION NUMBERS
    White 250; TOTAL: 250
    Future 2008 Shelby GT 500 owner

    2005 Mustang GT-318rwhp
    JLT Intake, Pullies, axleback, SCT w/ bamachips 93 octane race tune.--Gone

    2005 Chevy Tahoe-5.3L 295hp

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    The 2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R debuted as the fastest factory Mustang ever produced. Its SVT-developed, naturally aspirated 5.4-liter V8 produced 385 horsepower, good for 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, the quarter-mile in 13.2 and a 170-mph top speed. As a true, lightweight R-model, it also had track-capable brakes, able to make a full stop from 60 mph in just 127 feet. Like all SVT Cobra Rs before it, the 2000 R came stripped of any stock feature not needed for track use or that would add excess weight. Recaro? racing seats, side-exit dual exhaust, a front air splitter and a high-mount rear wing hinted of the car's superb stability and handling capabilities. Just 300 units were made, available only in Performance Red Clearcoat.

    ENGINE
    Type 90? V-8
    Bore x stroke 90.2mm x 105.8mm
    Displacement: 5.4 liter/330 cid
    Compression ratio: 9.60:1
    Horsepower: 385 hp @ 6250 rpm
    Torque: 385 lbs.-ft. @ 4250 rpm

    SUSPENSION
    FRONT: Modified MacPherson strut with gas-charged, monotube Bilstein? shocks, separate 800 lb./in. Eibach? spring on lower arm; 28mm tubular stabilizer bar
    REAR: Dual A-arm independent with high durometer bushings, steel upper control arm, aluminum lower control arm; fixed toe-control tie rod, aluminum spindle; gas-charged Bilstein? twin-tube shock absorbers; 750 lb./in. Eibach? coil spring; 26mm tubular stabilizer bar

    BRAKES
    FRONT: 13 in. vented Brembo? 4-piston aluminum caliper, Galpher? pads; cooling ducts from front fascia to Multimatic? carbon-fiber heat shields
    REAR: 11.65 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper; Akebono? pads
    ABS: Four-channel, four-sensor ABS system

    WHEELS AND TIRES
    WHEELS: 18 x 9.5 in. 5-spoke cast aluminum
    TIRES: BFGoodrich? g-ForceKD, 265/40ZR-18, custom construction and compound for Cobra R

    PERFORMANCE
    0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds
    Top Speed: 170 mph

    PRODUCTION NUMBERS
    Red 300; TOTAL: 300
    Future 2008 Shelby GT 500 owner

    2005 Mustang GT-318rwhp
    JLT Intake, Pullies, axleback, SCT w/ bamachips 93 octane race tune.--Gone

    2005 Chevy Tahoe-5.3L 295hp

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