Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang SVT Cobra vs GT

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

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Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

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Faster to 60mph 4.8 s vs 5.4 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
Front view of Ford Mustang GT

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Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Mustang GT Convertible vs the Mustang SVT Cobra.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang SVT Cobra  vs
GT 
Brand Ford Ford
Price 27,995 27,995
Year 1999 2010
Highest auction price 1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, $22k, April 2008 $100k, January 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.85 lb/hp 11.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 320 HP @ 6,000 RPM 314 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 318 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM 320 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,600 cc 4,601 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.9:1 9.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.54 in / 3.54 in 3.6 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 3

road tests

Mustang SVT Cobra  vs
GT 
Top speed 148 mph 145 mph
0-60mph 4.8 s 5.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 3.27:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,472 lb 3,564 lb
Width 73.1 in 73.9 in
Height 53.5 in 55.6 in
Length 183.5 in 188.1 in
Wheelbase 101.3 in 107.1 in
Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
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Ford Mustang GT Convertible
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