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1995 SVT Mustang Cobra R

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1995 SVT Mustang Cobra R

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. SVT replaced the Cobra’s 5.0-liter 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 race track. 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.

Engine
Type: 90-degree, OHV Windsor V-8
Displacement: 5.8L / 351 CID
Horsepower: 300 hp @ 4800 rpm
Torque: 365 lbs.-ft. @ 3750 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 4.0 in. x 3.5 in.
Compression:  9.0:1

Suspension
Front: Modified MacPherson strut type with separate spring on lower arm, 700/850 lbs./in. progressive-rate coil springs, 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 Assist, four wheel brakes with anti-lock

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 17 x 9 in. 5-spoke cast aluminum
Tires: BF Goodrich Comp T/A P255/45ZR-17

Performance

0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds (Motor Trend)
60-0 mph braking: 109 feet (Motor Trend)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.8 seconds @ 102 mph (Motor Trend)

Production
Total Produced (Coupe Only): 250
 - White: 250