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1999 SVT Mustang Cobra

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1999 SVT Mustang Cobra

A freshened body design was introduced for 1999, complete with sharper angles that better recalled the styling of the original Mustang. The big news for the 1999 SVT Mustang Cobra was a 15-horsepower performance gain, thanks to the use of new “tumble port” cylinder heads for better air flow and a coil-on-plug ignition system. Also new was a unique independent rear suspension (IRS) system, along with a move to 13-inch Brembo disc brakes, ABS and standard all-speed traction control. Leather seating surfaces also became standard, available in either Medium Parchment or Dark Charcoal. A new exterior color option, Electric Green Clearcoat Metallic, was included in the changes for 1999.

Engine
Type: 90-degree, DOHC 32-Valve V-8
Displacement: 4.6L / 281 CID
Horsepower: 320 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 317 lbs.-ft. @ 4750 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 3.55 in. x 3.54 in.
Compression:  9.85:1

Suspension
Front: Modified gas-charged MacPherson strut type with separate 500 lb./in. spring on lower arm, 29mm tubular stabilizer bar
Rear: Multi-link independent, steel upper control arm, fixed toe-control tie rod, aluminum spindle, gas-charged tubular shock absorber, 470 lb./in. coil spring, 26mm tubular stabilizer bar

Brakes
Front: 13 in. vented Brembo disc, PBR twin-piston caliper
Rear: 11.65 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Three channel, four-sensor ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control

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

Performance

0-60 mph: 5.4 seconds
60-0 mph braking: 127 feet
1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.8 seconds @ 102 mph

Production
Total Produced: 8,095
Total Coupe Produced: 4,040
 - Black: 1,619
 - Red: 1,219
 - White: 794
 - Green: 408
Total Convertible Produced: 4,055

 - Black: 1,755
 - Red: 1,251
 - White: 731
 - Green: 318