2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R

2000 SVT Cobra R-50

2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R

The 2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R debuted as the fastest factory Mustang ever produced. Its SVT-developed, naturally aspirated 5.4-liter V-8 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 high-mount rear wing hinted at the car’s superb stability and handling capabilities. Just 300 units were made, available only in Performance Red Clearcoat.

Type: 90-degree, DOHC 32- V-8
Displacement: 5.4L / 330 CID
Horsepower: 385 hp @ 6250 rpm
Torque: 385 lbs.-ft. @ 4250 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 3.55 in. x 4.17 in.
Compression:  9.6:1

Front: Modified MacPherson strut system gas-charged Bilstein monotones dampeners and separate 800 lb./in. 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, Eibach coil springs, 26mm tubular stabilizer bar

Front: 13 in. vented Brembo discs , 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: 18 x 9.5 in. 5-spoke cast aluminum
Tires: BF Goodrich g-ForceKD 265/40ZR-18, Custom construction and compound for Cobra R


0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds (Motor Trend)
60-0 mph braking: 109 feet (Motor Trend)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 12.9 seconds @ 110.8 mph (Motor Trend)
Total Produced (Coupe Only): 300
 - Performance Red: 300