2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 10th Anniversary: Ultimate Guide

Marking 10 years as the leader in factory performance products

2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 10th Anniversary

Marking 10 years as the leader in factory performance products, Ford unveiled the SVT Mustang Cobra 10th Anniversary Package in 2003. 

The SVT Mustang Cobra, which began production in 1993, celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a special edition package. During that 10 years, more than 100,000 SVT vehicles had been produced, 60 percent of which were SVT Mustang Cobras.

The 10th Anniversary Package was available as either a coupe or convertible, and featured unique 17×9-inch dark argent painted anniversary wheels, red leather seating surfaces in the front and rear, interior trim with the appearance of carbon fiber, red painted brake calipers, and SVT 10th Anniversary badges on the floor mats and rear decklid.

The Anniversary SVT Cobra took modern Mustang horsepower to all-new heights with the move to a new, Eaton supercharged DOHC 4.6-liter Terminator V-8. It also featured a standard 6-speed gearbox. Just like the “regular” Cobra this was a big upgrade in the engine and performance world.

SVT produced 2,003 units of the Anniversary model, which were available in Torch Red, Black Clearcoat, and Silver Metallic.


built at Detroit, Michigan, USA
engine 90 Degree, Cast Iron, V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Eaton Corporation Generation IV Roots-Type Supercharger
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
displacement 4588 cc / 280.0 in³
bore 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
stroke 90 mm / 3.54 in
compression 8.5:1
power 290.8 kw / 390 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 85.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 227.41 bhp per tonne
torque 528.77 nm / 390 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
redline 6500
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD w/LSD
front tires 275/40ZR-17
rear tires 275/40ZR-17
front brakes Brembo Vented Discs w/Twin-Pot Calipers, ABS
f brake size x 330 mm / x 13 in
rear brakes Brembo Vented Discs w/Single-Pot Calipers, ABS
r brake size x 296 mm / x 11.65 in
front wheels F 431.8 x 228.6 cm / 170.0 x 9 in
rear wheels R 431.8 x 228.6 cm / 17 x 9 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Bilstein Monotube Dampers, Coil Springs, 29mm Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-link w/Bilstein Monotube Dampers, Coil Springs, 29mm Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1715 kg / 3780 lbs
wheelbase 2573 mm / 101.3 in
front track 1532 mm / 60.3 in
rear track 1532 mm / 60.3 in
length 4661 mm / 183.5 in
width 1857 mm / 73.1 in
height 1334 mm / 52.5 in
transmission TTC T-56 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.80:1, 0.63:1, :1
final drive 3.55:1