The Ford SVT has pulled out almost all the stops in creating a 2003 Mustang Cobra. In 2002 John Coletti canceled the SVT Cobra because it was as he put it a “disappointing drive”. They started to develop a new Cobra with the code name “Terminator”. This ended up to be the 2003 Cobra.
This Cobra has one deadly bite: a modified 32 valve, 4.6 liter engine equipped with an Eaton supercharger and aT56 6 speed transmission and a heavier duty rear end. Dynamometer tests put the horse power rating at about 375 horses at the rear wheels. Which means the snake is actually putting out more than the 390 hp advertised at the flywheel. Not only that, but it comes with comfort. A Mach 460 Stereo system, a rear seat and all the normal Mustang trimmings.