Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Ford was inspired by the wild SVT Cobra Rs from the â90s, but they didn’tname the 2003 model “R” since it wasn`t limited in its production. In fact, it was available to the public, rather than just racing drivers and private teams. However, this SVT Cobra was an important model for the Mustang dynasty and muscle car mythology because it featured two firsts.
One was the first factory supercharged engine and other was the independent rear suspension. Special Vehicle Team took the standard 4.6-liter block and mounted different heads and a supercharger to get 390 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque.
They named the engine the “Terminator.” Rumor was that it delivered more than the advertised 390 HP. To handle all that power and torque, Ford equipped the SVT Cobra with an independent rear suspension like the first Ford GT. This helped the stability at high speeds and hard launches, making this Mustang handle like a dream.
The 0 to 60 mph time took only 4.7 seconds, making the SVT Cobra a drag strip terror. Ford offered this model in 2003 and 2004, building around 20,000 of them in coupe and convertible form. And, despite being almost 15 years old, SVT Cobras still hold high prices on the used car market.