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2001 Cobra Mustang Specifications
2001 SVT Cobra 2 3 2001 SVT Cobra Convertible 2 3 4 5 6
2001 SVT Cobra Interior 2 3 4 2001 SVT Cobra Engine
The 2001 Cobra Mustang included a independent rear suspension system, raising the standard for muscle car performance.  Also new was the interior, "COBRA" marked in the rear bumper and the same spoiler used on both the V6 and GT models.

Production Numbers:
Cobra Coupe:  3,867
Cobra Convertible:  3,384

Available Engine
4.6L DOHC V-8 320 hp
Configuration Longitudinally mounted, 90-degree V8, cast aluminum block and heads, iron cylinder liners, fully counterweighted forged crankshaft
Bore x Stroke 90.2mm x 90.0mm
Displacement 4,601cc (280 cid)
Compression ratio 9.85:1
Horsepower 320 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 317 lb.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm
Specific output 69.6 horsepower per liter
Redline 6,800 rpm (fuel shut-off occurs @ 7,000 rpm)
Valvetrain Double overhead camshafts, chain drive to exhaust cams, secondary chains from exhaust to intake cams, roller finger followers with hydraulic lash adjustment, oval-wire beehive- shaped valve springs, four valves per cylinder
Intake valves 2 per cylinder, 37mm head diameter
Exhaust valves 2 per cylinder, 30mm head diameter
Ignition system Distributorless coil-on-plug
Fuel system Sequential electronic fuel injection
Intake manifold Cast aluminum, tuned equal length runners
Throttle body 57mm twin bore
Mass-air sensor 80mm diameter
Exhaust manifolds Cast iron
Exhaust system Dual, stainless steel, 2.25-inch diameter; 3.0 inch polished exhaust tips

Available Exterior Colors



Oxford White Clearcoat


Black Cleacoat


Laser Red Tinted Clearcoat


Performance Red Clearcoat NA
True Blue Clearcoat NA
Silver Clearcoat Metallic NA
Mineral Grey Clearcoat NA
Zinc Yellow Clearcoat NA

Wheels and Tires:
Wheels 17 x 8 in., five spoke, forged aluminum-alloy, painted surface, exposed lugs
Tires BFGoodrich Comp T/A, 245/45ZR-17

0-60 mph 5.4 seconds
0-100 kph 5.6 seconds
Quarter mile 13.8 seconds @ 102 mph
Top speed 150 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 127 ft.
100 ft. skidpad 0.90g
Retail Prices:
Cobra Coupe: $29,235
Cobra Convertible: $33,235
Spoiler: $195
Polished wheels: $395
Floor mats: $25

Rear axle 8.8-in. ring gear with 3.27:1 limited-slip differential, aluminum case
Drive shaft Steel, with hardened yoke
Transmission Tremec 5-speed manual
Clutch 11.0-in. single-plate
Gear Ratio Maximum Speed In Gear
1st 3.37 45 mph (72 km/h)
2nd 1.99 77 mph (124 km/h)
3rd 1.33 115 mph (185 km/h)
4th 1.00 150 mph (241 km/h)
5th 0.67
Reverse 3.22
Final drive 3.27
Traction control Accomplished by engine ignition timing, cylinder cut-off, brake application. Linked to ABS module and engine control module. Driver-controlled on-off switch

Interior Trim:
Dark Charcoal
Medium Parchment

Front Modified gas-charged MacPherson strut, with separate 500 lb./in. spring on lower arm, 28mm tubular stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-link independent, steel upper control arm, aluminum lower control arm, fixed toe-control tie rod, aluminum spindle, gas-charged tubular shock absorber, 470 lb./in. coil spring, 26mm tubular stabilizer bar

Type Rack and pinion, power assist
Gear ratio 15.0:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.5
Turning diameter 37.9 ft.

Front 13.0 in. (330mm) vented Brembo disc, PBR twin-piston caliper
Rear 11.65 in. (296mm) vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS Four-channel, four-sensor system. Linked to all-speed traction control

Wheelbase 101.3 in./2,573mm
Length 183.5 in./4,661mm
Height 53.2 in. (53.5in.)/1,351mm (1,359mm)
Width 73.1 in./1,857mm
Track, F/R 59.9 in.; 59.9 in./1,521mm; 1,521mm
Head room, F/R 38.1 in.; 35.5 in./968mm; 901mm
Leg room, F/R 41.8 in./29.9; 1,062mm/759mm
Curb weight 3,430 lbs. (3,560 lbs.)/ 1,557 kg (1,617 kg)
Fuel capacity 15.7 gal./59.4 liters
Weight Distribution 55.5/44.5 (f/r)
(Numbers in parentheses are for Convertible)