I actually have a 02 GT w/ a Cobra motor swap. This engine is powerful in the whole power band. Pushing 515RWHP 545RWT. It's not stock obviously, but still one of the best engines ever made in my opinion. And the fact it's a Ford. I have drove this car across the nation to many car shows and drag strip. Never broke down.
I've owned mustangs all my life and
i've got to tell you although nothing
compares to my "65" (mint condition
candy apple red white leather all
original with 52,000 original miles)the
2003 cobra with the 390!! HP and the
supercharger has just about as much
Guts as my "87" grand national GNX (not
quite but close)and is by far the most
exhilerating drive you will ever have
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR!!, what an escape
from you know who:)(no pun intended)
This car eats the 911 and the ZR6 my
friends have them and they would tell
you the same (with there heads down of
The car is built very well. The convertible is a little more "bouncy" than that of the Vette's, but the trade off for me was having the back seats for my kids. This is a very fast, fun, safe, family performance car as I like to say. One doesn't realize the true performance until you get the RPM's up around 4500, then the car is a monster. I was a Chevy guy, but for the price the Cobra was a far better buy for me. Over 400 hp for under $35,000, and an open top; find a better deal.
This is a car that has the dependability of a 2000 up model car yet has the power of the late '60's early '70's and then some. Never mine the better gas mileage and comfort from seating to stereo sound. The car is something else and can compare to the more expensive sports cars out there; this is from an old Corvette guy.
I have a 10th Anniversary Edition with
the all leather seats and red inserts.
(prefer this over the fake suede) With
only around $1,500 in mods ( Exhaust,
pulley,chip,CAI,shifter) it puts down
450RWHP ~500 at the motor. The stock
Goodyear F1's are useless, Drag radials
are a must. With Nitto 315 555r's was
able to run the 1/4 in 11.89 at
120.1mph with a mediocre 1.89 60ft.
This car has some pull, anything below
50mph on street tires is gonna go up in
smoke. If your looking for more
performance than this slap on a Kenne
Bell or Whipple and push over 625rwhp
on the stock long block its fully
forged to handle up to 700hp.