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Old 06-13-2002, 10:22 PM
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I know this is a boating forum, but most of us are also gearheads.

I just picked up my new, red 2003 Mustang Cobra. Man what an engine, it is cramed in there under the hood like twin big blocks in an old Cig.

Haven't had a chance to take it out and run it hard yet, too much rain here. But the thing launches, the payments are bad, insurance worse, gas mileage worse yet, but I can't wait for the tickets.
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1/4 mile in 12.67 @110mph
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Congratulations, the Cobra's are a blast. I had a 94 Pace Car and a 96 Convertible, different motors. The 94 still had the 5.0 where the torque was down low. Got tired of using my knee's for arm rests, but I miss the performance aspects. Enjoy!
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We got one of the first off the line, supposed to be the first factory 'tang to beat the Camaro. According to Car and Driver, it is quicker than a 'Vette.

Will post pictures when I get them.

The sorriest part is it is my wife's car. She wanted a Lightning, but with two kids we needed the back seat.

I get the Suburban
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29Outlaw: When and where did you see a mustang cobra run a 12.67 in the 1/4 mile???? Not unless it was the Cobra Mustang R which was rated at 385hp & 385 TQ which it still could not keep up with the 1st year Corvette ZO6.

Boatinbill: Not to be rude I greatly doubt that any Mustang even the Cobras and the few 500 made Cobras R's will ever beat a Corvette or ZO6 Corvette from the factory showroom.

I have a 99' Pontiac Ram Air Trans Am WS6 package with only 3648.2 miles on it I've taken it to Norwalk race way park in Norwalk OH. I heve only run 10 passes, 5 in Spring 5 in the Fall. My best ET. has been a 12.687 backed up by a 12.692 in the Spring and a 12.662 backed up by a 12.671 all untouched and off the showroom floor. BTW it is also an automatic with the 4l60 transmission. I will not touch the car due to warrenty and of the fact that the 99' model year was supposed to be the last yeay of production , GM only made 7,678 Trans Ams/Ram air WS6 Trans Ams and 30th Ann. Ram Air WS6 Trans Ams either hard tops, T-tops and Conv.


Not to rain on anybodies party I'd like to see the info from where ever. And see what you run down the strip yourself?? I've got my dial in slips

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Hey 69,

Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine had 12.67 @110. Speaking of T/A's, I had a 1996 WS6. I put about $10,000 into it including LPE heads, ZZ9 cam, AZ Speed&Marine Headers, etc. Best I saw was 13.6 @104.

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That is an absolute killer car man. I'm glad for finally came up with the answer to the Camaro/Firebird, especially since they are going away too HAHA. The 03 Cobra is a wicked car, I think they finally got it right.
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The 2003 Cobra is a supercharged 4.6L V8 rated at 390hp and 390ft lbs.

The various mag's with performance numbers are at the lake (as is the car, boat and wife), I'll get them this weekend. But it has been reviewed in the last three months in Car and Driver, Motor trend, Automobile, MM & FF's among others.

All show it quicker to 60 than a Camaro SS and a Corvette.
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Bill,

I was just getting ready to ask 69 if he knows the new 2003 Cobra comes with a nice Eaton blower sitting on top.

BTW - early testing has shown better exhaust on that setup brings HP up to around 420.
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Car and Driver June 2002 edition, pg 40.

0-60 mph, 4.5 sec
Standing 1/4 mile, 12.9 sec @ 111 mph
Top speed (governor limited) 155 mph
70-0 braking, 182 ft, no fade
Skidpad, .90 g

Sounds pretty damn fast to me!
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