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1998 SVT Mustang Cobra

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1998 SVT Mustang Cobra

The 1998 SVT Mustang Cobra debuted with minor cosmetic changes over the previous year. A new, 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheel design, similar to the popular 1995 Cobra R style, better exposed the Cobra’s 13.0-inch vented front disc brakes. Two mid-year color options were added: Bright Atlantic Blue and Canary Yellow Clearcoat. The clock pad was removed from the dashboard, and dual cupholders were included for added convenience.

Engine
Type: 90-degree, DOHC 32-Valve V-8
Displacement: 4.6L / 281 CID
Horsepower: 305 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 300 lbs.-ft. @ 4800 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 3.55 in. x 3.54 in.
Compression:  9.85:1

Suspension
Front: Modified MacPherson strut type with separate spring on lower arm, 400-505 lbs./in. linear-rate coil springs, 29mm stabilizer bar
Rear: Rigid axle, upper and lower trailing arms, two hydraulic links, 160-265 lbs./in. variable-rate coil springs, 27mm stabilizer bar

Brakes
Front: 13 in. vented disc, PBR twin-piston caliper
Rear: 11.65 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Bosch, three channel, four-sensor system

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 17 x 8 in. 5-spoke cast aluminum
Tires: BFGoodrich Comp T/A P245/45ZR-17

Performance

0-60 mph: 5.9 seconds
60-0 mph braking: 127 feet
1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.99 seconds @ 101.6 mph

Production
Total Produced: 8,654
Total Coupe Produced: 5,174
 - Black: 1,708
 - Red: 1,236
 - White: 958
 - Yellow: 709
 - Blue: 563
Total Convertible Produced: 3,480

 - Black: 1,256
 - Red: 842
 - White: 578
 - Yellow: 555
 - Blue: 249