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Harley
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posted 12-30-2004 04:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley        Reply w/Quote
Has anybody heard (or seen) what the Cobra will look like? And what it will be priced?

I've heard it may be a year before it comes out.

If money were no object and you really wanted a new Mustang, would you get a GT now or wait for the Cobra?

IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
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posted 12-30-2004 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood        Reply w/Quote
Nothing "official" has been released, but over on The Mustang Source, they've started a rumor mill as to what the next one will have, what it could look like, etc. Their "source" is apparently someone from within SVT.

So far, the "source" has said the Cobra will have a supercharged 5.4L 4V engine putting out 465 horsepower.

For my money, I'd be waiting for the Cobra.

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grandestang
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From: Lake Bluff, Illinois USA
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posted 12-30-2004 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for grandestang        Reply w/Quote
Powerplant wise, what I've heard is consistent with what Frank said.

But there has been much talk about the Cobra becoming a two seat ride from the factory. Supposedly this has something to do with a new IRS design that doesn't allow for a rear seat, this is all just speculation however. I do hope the new IRS design is able to handle the power a little better, and is less prone to weel hop than the current 03/04 cobra setup.

Apparently SVT is aiming this car to be more of a direct competitor with the new corvette Z06. The past 03/04 cobras were mustangs that just happened to have the power to run with the corvettes, so they were compared very much, and unjustly in my opinion, as the Cobra costed wayy less and wasn't designed to compete in the Corvettes class. But they have big plans for the new Cobra, and I feel this is a big part of the reason why they decided to delay the Lightning Project... they are putting all their eggs in one basket so to speak.

If a supercharged 5.4 4V does get put into the new cobra, the power levels achieved from this engine will be off the charts. Guys are making 500 rwhp with the stock blower on the 03/04s, and 600rwhp and beyond with aftermarket twin screw and centrifugal setups, and this is only with 4.6 liters. I can't even imagine the power output with an additional 50 cubes. Guys will be in the 600 rwhp range with a pulley swap... I can't wait

Paul

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GTRocks
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posted 12-30-2004 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks        Reply w/Quote
Patience my son, patience!!

Harley
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posted 12-31-2004 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harley        Reply w/Quote
Are we talking a price tag in the Corvette range, then?

grandestang
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posted 12-31-2004 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for grandestang        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Harley:
Are we talking a price tag in the Corvette range, then?

No not corvette price range, but it will probably be slightly more than the current cobra. I'd expect 40k as opposed to the 35k for the 03/04s

Paul

HHuggins
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA
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posted 01-05-2005 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HHuggins        Reply w/Quote
Autoweek has a possible pic of a test vehicle ... http://autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=100066

GTRocks
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posted 01-05-2005 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks        Reply w/Quote
'03/'04 stangs stickered for like $39k didn't they?

I agree though, they should still be right around the $40k mark. Little less than the base vette would be my guess. Of course, once the popularity dies down a tad, you'll be able to deal on them as always. Right now dealers are getting $2-$5k over sticker. Wait six months, you'll get them for $500 over invoice or less. You just have to wait til those with thick wallets get out of the way.

rdw40
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From: Hockessin, DE USA
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posted 03-30-2005 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rdw40        Reply w/Quote
I saw the '07 Shelby Cobra Stang at the NY Auto Show earlier this week. They said production would be 8500 to 15000 units and price would be $45 to $60K. I guess Shelby has to get his $ out of it.
Also, was told that production may have a rollbar. Don't know if those 19" wheels are standard on the Cobra or options. Could it be base price of 45k with options taking it to 60K? Will just have to wait and see.

livetothefullest
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From: Columbus, Ga. USA
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posted 07-24-2005 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for livetothefullest        Reply w/Quote
anyone know how to see the new cobra? a website of some sort. is there going to be a regular cobra and a shelby cobra?

bbjay351
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From: Festus, Mo Us
Registered: May 2004

posted 09-30-2005 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bbjay351        Reply w/Quote
I've got a pic of the 06' but don't know how to post the pic.

91crownvictor
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From: Stockbridge, Georgia
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posted 10-04-2005 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 91crownvictor        Reply w/Quote
the new Cobra Stangs are officially the Ford Shelby Cobra GT500. The engine is the 5.4L supercharged V-8. This won't be the same engine as in the Ford GT, so don't get it teisted. The one in the Shelby is an iron block w/ an Eaton blower, whereas the one in the GT is an aluminum block w/a Lysholm screw-type.

Mooney
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posted 10-05-2005 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney        Reply w/Quote
Theres going to be a convertible one too.. that's the one I'd want Maybe in about 10 or 15 years after it comes out I'll get one.

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