SVT for Special Vehicle Team. This model was designed to be a race-ready high-performance vehicle in a perfectly street legal package; as such, it lacked many of the comforts the base production line Cobra enjoyed.
The 2000 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra R, wearing its production Performance Red paint, was displayed for the first time at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association’s) annual convention. Built with the race track in mind, the Cobra R features a 5.4L 32-valve V8 engine, solidifying the modular family of engines as the high-performance benchmark in Ford’s lineup.
In order to keep this power on the ground, the Cobra R features exterior enhancements including a front air-splitter and tall rear deck spoiler.
Other differences to the Cobra R include the “power dome” hood, which was required in order to fit over the Cobra R’s unique “Trumpet-style” intake manifold. The Cobra R rides on 18-inch wheels shod with BFGoodrich g-Force KD tires, and a lowered suspension for enhanced handling.
Cobra R’s interior changes include the addition of Recaro sport seats, and the removal of the radio, air-conditioner and back seat to save weight.
Other stuff: Brembo for the front brake rotors and calipers, Tremec T-56 for the 6-speed transmission, Eibach and Bilstein for suspension, and Borla dual side exiting exhaust system, which had to be installed due to the large fuel cell.
- Assembly: Dearborn, Michigan
- Wheelbase: 2,573 mm
- Length: 4,661 mm
- Width: 1,857 mm
- Height: 1,326 mm
Cobra R 2000 gallery