2003 Ford Mustang Svt Cobra Convertible
Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible
Debuting in the leaping of 2002, the 2003 Cobra came with a charged, 32-valve DOHC, 4.6-liter V8 locomotive rated at 390 hp (291 kW) and 390 lb·ft (530 N·m) of torsion. Actually, these yield numbers were finisher to 430 hp (321 kW) and 425 lb·ft (576 N·m) of torsion. Code-named “Eradicator” by the SVT growth gang led by Toilet Coletti, legion improvements were made to the powertrain and driveline to cover the superpower growth from the late modeling’s set-up. A iron occlusion was exploited, rather of the late Teksid al whole, with stronger internals including bad Zolner pistons and Manley H-beam connecting rods that were limited with a carpus pin oiling fix by the SVT engineers. These upgrades were decisive in fiat to supporting the 8 psi (0.55 bar) of further delivered from the strain Eaton M-112 roots-type supercharger. Early improvements included the use of a whippersnapper aluminium flywheel machine-accessible to a Tremec T-56 six-speed transmitting, 3.55:1 backside axle proportion, and stronger 31-spline halfshafts with revised amphetamine and frown ascendancy weaponry. These modifications enabled the Cobra to go 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and do the one-quarter mi in 12.67 seconds at 110.11 mph. Although electronically-governed to a top velocity of 155 mph, a factory-stock Eradicator Cobra can range a top speeding of hardly below 180 mph if the regulator is distant.
The 2003 Cobra boasted ocular and operative improvements intentional by Camilo Pardo, the foreman couturier of the 2005-2006 Fording GT supercar. These outside differences included a new forepart facia with an incorporated freebooter and breast bracken air ducts, a new bum dashboard with a inkiness introduce which visually unified the fumes pipes, a complex punk with duple operational air scoops, freshly intentional face scoops, and foldaway sideview mirrors motley in the duplicate soundbox colouring. The incline skirts were intentional specifically for the Exterminator Cobra soundbox kit, featuring a quiet eubstance cable from the threshold to the merchantman of the car. As a optical loss from the 1999-2002 Cobras, which featured the Canadian Mustang taillights with fork yellow-brown number signals, the 2003-2004 Cobras victimized touchstone red Mustang taillights with merged routine signals. SVT likewise introduced new five-spoke 17″ x 9″ rims, usable in criterion machined-faced aluminium with metal argent-painted pockets or optional chromium-plate. Last, the Eradicator Cobra sported a new decklid despoiler with an incorporate LED stoplight, as opposed to the wing-type looter seen on late Cobras and the stock Mustang V6 and GT models. It was optional to cancel the freebooter, and the stoplight was so structured into the decklid victimisation formal bulbs.
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Convertible
Paint and Interior Trim
By the end of the modelling twelvemonth, the 2003 Cobra was offered in ten outside blusher colours, but initially, it was usable in 7 colours. Betimes 2003 Cobras reinforced ‘tween May and September 2002 were produced concurrently with the 2002 Mustang V6 and GT models. Since Satin Fluent and Mineral Gray-headed were 2002 colours, they were replaced with Ag Metal and Iniquity Phantom Grayness Metal, severally, at the first of veritable 2003 Mustang yield on September 29, 2002. Redfire Metal replaced Blowtorch Red lone because it was a new colour for the 2003 modeling yr; still, Tor Red would shuffle a rejoinder at the end of the example class on the Tenth Anniversary Version (see the adjacent department). All 2003 Cobras had Shadow Charcoal-grey interiors. The seating were upholstered with Darkness Charcoal-gray Nudo leather bolsters and process inserts in either Average Plumbago (sparkle greyness) or Metier Sheepskin (tan). The Cobra allegory on the breast seatbacks was embroidered in a colouring that matched the litigate inserts; nevertheless, on the Tenth Anniversary Version, this like allegory was embroidered in wickedness charcoal-colored meander to demarcation with the especial red leather inserts. On Cobra convertibles, the sheet transformable top was either melanise or lambskin contingent the gloss of the elect action bottom inserts, and on Tenth Anniversary Version convertibles, the sail exchangeable top was lonesome usable in nigrify.
2003 10th Anniversary Edition
For 2003, SVT offered a limited-edition Tenth Anniversary Cobra to fete ten geezerhood since the entry of the outset SVT Mustang Cobra in 1993. The car featured singular seven-spoke, wickedness argent-painted, 17″ metal wheels; Colored Charcoal-gray internal with Colorado Red leather inserts on the seating; red inserts in the threshold panels; red-painted bracken calipers; and especial Tenth Anniversary badges on the decklid and floormats. Too included was limited c fiber-patterned leather cloaked approximately the sceneshifter; emergency address; and on the wheel at the 10, 2, and 6 o’time positions. The Anniversary example was the outset Cobra to sport a wheel with clutches humps at the 10 and 2 o’time positions. SVT produced 2,003 (like act as the modelling twelvemonth) units of the Anniversary exemplar at the end of the example class during June and July 2003, totaling 1,003 coupes and 1,000 convertibles. The Tenth Anniversary models were lone useable in tercet outside colours: Nigrify (775 models), Flashlight Red (734 models), and Fluent Metal (494 models). The Tenth Anniversary Version bundle (gild cipher 375A) was a $1,495 choice.
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