Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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Gateway Classic Cars of Philadelphia is presenting a 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R. While most Mustangs of this era arent even remotely collectible, the Cobra R easily qualifies for an exception. Besides being rare, only 300 built, the Cobra R was the most track-focused Mustang since the original Shelby GT350. The Ford Special Vehicles Team, SVT went all out with this Mustang.: The 5.4 V8 rated at 385 hp Horsepower @ 6250 rpm and 385 lbs.-ft. Torque: @ 4250 rpm, 6 speed transmission and independent rear suspension combined to make Cobra R the hottest Mustang since the original GT 350s. The exterior of the Cobra is by far one of its most noticeable features. Three things catch your eye right away. First being the massive rear wing. It is a non-adjustable pedestal style wing that creates much needed down force on the track. Second being the exclusive hood that features a large bulge to give more clearance to the monster engine hiding underneath. Lastly the truly distinctive front chin spoiler that is attached to a 1999 Cobra bumper with Dzus fasteners. The chin spoiler features an air splitter designed to create down force and get cooler air into the engine compartment. The interior at first glance doesn t look drastically different from a standard Mustang. Modifications include a set of Recaro Race Seats to keep both the driver and the lucky passenger firmly planted in their seats. The rear seat has been deleted by the factory. The SVT Team saw it fit to remove most of the un-needed options and materials such as sound deadening material, under coating, stereo and air-conditioning. The speedometer reads out a whopping 180 MPH to let you know this factory race car means business. One of the few power control features that remained are power windows, locks and mirrors. The Cobra R gets the exhaust gas out just as effectively as it pulls air in, thanks to a custom high flow exhaust system. Starting at the cylinder heads, the exhaust gas exits via a custom tubular steel exhaust manifold and enters a catted X pipe. The exhaust gasses exit via a custom side exit exhaust kit built by Borla Exhaust. The side exit exhaust is a necessity due to the large Fuel Safe fuel cell located at the rear of the Mustang. To view this 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Philadelphia showroom. For more information, please call 856-599-4100 or email Philadelphia@GatewayClassicCars.com
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