2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L 32V gas from North America
A low coat Porsche 928 by Ford!
One wheel stud was stripped from the factory (warranty).
The limited slip differential had an occasional loud knocking sound (common issue with these units and dealer technician added lubricant which fixed the problem).
Had some pinging on California's lame premium gasoline (I bought the car in Arizona) so I rebooted the ECU and the problem nearly disappeared.
I drove the car for the first time at an out of state dealership (zero financing) and had to buy it!
The engine is not like any other Mustang engine in that it revs like a Porsche or BMW.
The shifter is good, but not as good as the engine especially the 3-2 downshift.
The interior's charcoal plastics is so boring it could put you to sleep.
The SVT seats are awesome!
When I pop the hood to show guys the engine they almost wet their pants when they see the massive 32 valve heads.
I had two Pep Boys stainless exhaust flares welded on to accent the back of the car for a great look.
I added two Spiral Max intake devices on a cold air intake with K&N cone filter and the sound and power increase were phenomenal.
In its final condition, it was the best sounding and accelerating 0 to 100 car I have ever owned.
You'd look for hills to climb just to hear the engine, intake and exhaust sounds.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2004
26th Apr 2005, 09:06
Just to let you know, Cobra's don't come with a limited slip rear end. It's know as an IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) which makes it better handling than the regular GT's & V6's that have a solid axle. Also, the V6 has the limited slip which is also known as the "one wheel peel", you have a traction lock in yours so both wheels spin. Sounds like a great car though!
12th Aug 2006, 21:19
Just to let you know, the 8.8 IRS is equipped with traction lok, a clutch type LSD. I just rebuilt my own. The standard gear set is a 3.27:1 ratio.