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1999 Cobra Mustang Specifications
1999 Cobra 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1999 Cobra Convertible
The year of '99 brought new styling changes to the common Mustang.  Along with these changes on the Cobra, there were rough foglights in the lower front fascia.  The Cobra model used a regular hood, while the GT used a hood sporting a non-functional hood scoop.  Also separating the Cobra and the GT was the horse emblem found on the girl - the Cobra's running stallion was not surrounded by the chrome band that could be found on the GTs.  Not found on the Cobras are the tristar 35th anniversary emblem, which can be found on the GTs.

Cloth interior was not available to the '99 Cobra, however, leather was available in both Dark Charcoal and Medium Parchment.  

The 4.6L DOHC V-8 remained in the Cobra, but this time it's power increased by 15 horsepower as well as 17ft/lbs. torque more than the 1998 engine.  Credit to these power increases were given to the different intake port geometry as well as the redesigned combustion chamber.  New and stronger main and rod bearings also increased the stability of the monster engine.  However, even though Ford claimed that the '99 version laid down 15 more horses, several magazines reported that the Cobra seemed slower than previous models, leading to many dyno tests by new Cobra owners.  Indeed, the power of the engine was found to be lower than expected.  On the 6th of August in '99, Ford haulted the sale of any Cobras as they recalled and replaced the intake manifold, engine management computer, as well as the entire exhaust system beginning from the catalytic converter and back.

The differential case on the Cobra was aluminum, which was a change from the '98 version.  Another major change to the '99 Cobra was the introduction of the independent rear suspension system featuring short and long arms mounted on a tubular subframe.  

The steering ratio was changed to 15.0:1, and the turning circle was cut down to 37.9 feet.

Production Numbers:
Cobra Coupe: 4,040
Cobra Convertible: 4,055
Total:
8,095

Available Engine:
4.6L DOHC EFI V-8 320 hp

Available Exterior Colors

Color

Code

Production

Black

UA

1,619

Laser Red 

E9

1,292

Ultra White Clearcoat

ZR

794

Electric Green Clearcoat Metallic

SW

408

* Ebony Clearcoat

UA

1,755

* Rio Red Tinted Clearcoat

E9

1,251

* Ultra White Clearcoat

ZR

731

* Electric Green Clearcoat Metallic

SW

318

* Convertible

Retail Prices:
Cobra Coupe, P47: $27,470
Cobra Convertible, P46: $31,470    
Cobra Convertible: $31,470.00        
13K Rear Spoiler: $195.00    
63B Smoker's Package: $15.00        










Interior Trim Colors and Production

Coupe

Interior ExteriorProduction
Dark Charcoal Black

1,204

Dark Charcoal Laser Red

734

Dark Charcoal Crystal White

472

Dark Charcoal Electric Green

185

Med. Parchment Black

412

Med. Parchment Laser Red

458

Med. Parchment Crystal White

332

Med. Parchment Electric Green

223

Convertible
ExteriorTop ColorIntProduction
BlackBlackDk. Char..1,287
SaddleDk. Char.9
WhiteDk. Char.8
BlackParch.134
SaddleParch.317
Rio RedBlackDk. Char.398
WhiteDk. Char.16
BlackParch.28
SaddleParch.608
OtherOther1
Ultra WhiteBlackDk. Char.278
WhiteDk. Char.63
BlackParch.2
SaddleParch.349
WhiteParch.38
OtherOther1
Electric GreenBlackDk. Char.89
SaddleDk. Char.9
WhiteDk. Char.97
BlackParch.175
SaddleParch.1,482
WhiteParch.38




















Vehicle Identification Numbers

1FA - Ford Motor Co.
L - Restraint system (L-air bags & active belts)
P - Passenger car
47 - Body code (47 - coupe, 46 -  convertible)
V - Engine code
6 - Check digit (varies)
X - Year (X - 1999)
F - Plant (F-Dearborn)
000001 - Consecutive unit number
Example:
1FALP47V6XF000001

Location: Stamped on the plate which is riveted to the driver's side of the dash, visible through windshield; the certification label is attached to the rear face of the driver's door.














Mustang Performance
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 
0-60 mph: 5.4 sec
Quarter Mile: 13.9 sec