Ford's 690 hp SVT Mustang Cobra... *story + pics*

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  1. HPS

    HPS I'm not fat, I'm poofy... :fawk:

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    *Great Read*










    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=104572#15







    The Cobra's stock bod looks tough in Downtown L.A.
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    Ford Racing Autometer gauges for boost and water temperature are mounted on the A-pillar. The rest of the gauges are stock.
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    The Cobra's 4.6-liter V8 is a monster. Ford says it makes 690 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque.
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    Hand-built with pride, just as it's done at Ferrari and Aston Martin.
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    It sits lower on its Ford Racing 2000 SVT Cobra R springs, but not too low. The stance is perfect.
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    The independent rear suspension really gives this Mustang an impressive level of refinement and cornering capability.
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    The Ford Racing FR500 chrome wheels and the two big chrome pipes of the Borla exhaust system just look right.
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    The Ford Racing 2000 SVT Cobra R front brake kit features a four-piston caliper and competition brake pads. The rear brakes got the pads only.
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  2. Lat

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    Slow times for that car.
     
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    Fr500?
     
  8. MrBonus

    MrBonus Et Tu, Brute?

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    I make fun of them alot but every time I see a nice one, I wonder why I haven't taken the plunge (Again!) into ownership. :hs:
     
  9. Peter Gibbons

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    690hp = 0-60 in 4.7 and 1/4 in 12.x? :wtf:
     
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    So this is news why?

    It's a 2003? :dunno:
     
  11. jk

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    only 50g for that setup?? :eek3:
     
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    HPS I'm not fat, I'm poofy... :fawk:

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    Traction (or lack of, more specifically)
     
  15. Method

    Method It cools teh nuts!

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    did you even bother reading the article? It explains why.
     
  16. Throwdest

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    03 Cobra is such a beast. :wackit:
     
  17. Peter Gibbons

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    nope, I'm assuming its a total lack of traction, and it'd be a killer track car and highway killer.

    but i could be wrong.
     
  18. joshr1

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    their drivers must have really sucked... that should be an 11 sec car on street tires.
     
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    oh yeah I really want to be driving around on "black ice" all the time :ugh2:
     
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    ET Streets would help that
     
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    those hp numbers must be corrected, cause I don't buy it.
     
  24. joshr1

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    the 690 figure is at the crank... so their 600 at the wheels is pretty accurate. the twin screw is a big upgrade...
     
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    "Here it is almost tipping over going 15mph through a corner" :coolugh:
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