1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Posted 11/13/2018 by Jason Konieczny

The 1999-2001 Cobra was a stand out model for the SVT group. There were many differences from the regular GT and LMR walks you through them all.

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1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

1999-2004 SVT Cobra Mustang Specs

Engine:
4.6L (281 ci) DOHC 32-valve V-8
Aluminum Block with “C” Heads
Bore x Stroke: 3.55 in. x 3.54 in.
Compression:  9.85:1

1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Performance:

Horsepower - 320-hp 

Torque - 317-lb-ft
0-60 mph – 5.4 sec. 

60-0 mph braking: 127 feet
1/4-mile @ MPH: 13.8 seconds @ 102 mph

3.27:1 Rear End Gear Ratio
Independent Rear Suspension

Wheels/Tires:
Wheels: Forged Aluminum 17 x 8, 5-spoke  
Tires: BFGoodrich Comp T/A P245/45ZR-17

Brakes
Front: 13” vented Brembo disc, PBR twin-piston calipers
Rear: 11.65” vented disc, single-piston calipers
ABS: Three channel, four-sensor ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control

General:

Transmission: 5-speed manual (T45 for 1999 and TR-3650 for 2001)

Curb weight:  Coupe: 3,665 lb - Convertible: 3,780 lb 

Wheelbase:  101.3”

Length x width x height:  183.5 x 73.1 x 52.9

EPA City/Hwy:   15 city/21 highway

1999-2004 SVT Cobra Mustang Production Numbers


1999 Cobra Production Numbers:

Total Produced: 8,095

Coupe:

Interior

Ebony

Rio Red

Ultra White

Electric Green

Totals

Dark Charcoal

1204

734

472

185

2595

Medium Parchment

412

478

322

223

1435

TOTALS

1619

1219

794

408

4040

Convertible:

Interior / Roof

Ebony

Rio Red

Ultra White

Electric Green

Totals

Parchment / Black

134

28

2

11

175

Parchment / Parchment

317

608

349

208

1482

Parchment / White

0

0

38

0

38

Charcoal / Black

1287

598

278

89

2252

Charcoal / Parchment

9

0

0

0

9

Charcoal / White

8

16

63

10

97

OTHER

0

1

1

0

2

TOTALS

1755

1251

731

318

4055


1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

1999 Cobra Paint Color: Paint Code

  • Ebony Clearcoat: UA
  • Rio Red Tinted Clearcoat: E8
  • Ultra White Clearcoat: ZR
  • Electric Green Clearcoat Metallic: SW

1999 Cobra Interior Color: Trim Code

  • Medium Parchment leather: DH
  • Dark Charcoal leather: DW

2001 Cobra Production Numbers:

Total Produced: 7,251

Coupe:

Interior

Mineral Grey

Silver

True Blue

Zinc Yellow

Lazar Red

Performance Red

Ebony

Crystal White

Totals

Dark Charcoal

459

556

229

347

330

226

827

227

3201

Medium Parchment

55

0

87

0

226

0

152

146

666

TOTALS

514

552

316

347

556

226

979

373

3867

Convertible:

Interior / Roof

Mineral Grey

Silver

True Blue

Zinc Yellow

Lazar Red

Performance Red

Ebony

Crystal White

Totals

Charcoal / Black

356

431

163

316

238

130

759

125

2518

Charcoal / White

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

32

32

Parchment / Black

26

0

12

0

13

0

52

6

109

Parchment / Parchment

0

0

117

0

297

0

131

180

725

TOTALS

382

431

292

316

548

130

942

343

3384

2001 Cobra Paint Color: Paint Code

  • Mineral Grey Clearcoat Metallic: TK
  • Silver Clearcoat Metallic: YN
  • True Blue Clearcoat Metallic: L2
  • Zinc Yellow Clearcoat: B7
  • Laser Red Tinted Clearcoat: E9
  • Performance Red Clearcoat: ES
  • Ebony Clearcoat: UA
  • Crystal White Clearcoat: ZR

2001 Cobra Interior Color: Trim Code

  • Chocolate Brown leather with Medium Parchment Alcantara inserts: CH
  • Dark Charcoal leather with Medium Graphite Alcantara inserts: CW

What Makes the 1999 & 2001 SVT Cobra Mustang Different?


1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Mechanical

The 1999 SVT Cobra had the Teksid Block and in contrast, the 2001 SVT Cobra Block was changed to the Windsor Aluminum Plant (or WAP). The Teksid is regarded to be stronger than the 2001 WAP version. A small number of 2001 Cobra’s did receive a Teksid block from the factory or getting a replacement engine.

The 1999 Cars underperformed out of the box and were slower compared to the B-Head 1996-98 Cobras. As a result, Ford issued a recall on all 1999 Cobras and replaced their Intake Manifold, Revised Computer Components, and even the Exhaust system received changes from the Catalytic Converters back to the end of the Tailpipes to product the actual 320 Horsepower that was advertised at the crank.

Also, insufficient cooling around cylinders #6/#7/#8 leads to the valves overheating resulting in them not seating correctly. This caused a ticking or pinging noise resonating from the Driverside Cylinder Head. Ford Revised the Cylinder Heads and issued a technical service bulletin (TSB#03256/NHTSA#10008278 and TSB#03164/NHTSA#10003118) to replace the cylinder heads that had the issue with a New Cylinder Head that had improved coolant flow.

The 2001 Cobra now was equipped with Tremec’s TR-3650 5-speed Transmission instead of the T45 5-Speed that was used in 1999. The 2001 car was also upgraded with 31 Spline Axleshafts and Differential compared to the 28 Spline for 1999.

1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 1999-2001 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Interior and Exterior

While the 1999 SVT Cobras had standard GT seats, the 2001 cars had specific seats with Leather Bolsters, a suede-like microfiber insert called Alcantara, as well as larger Headrests

These year SVT Cobra’s had a unique Heat Extractor Hood that had a crescent hood vent toward the front of the hood to stand out from the Standard GT hood. This hood ended upon the Pony Package V6 Cars in 2003 and 2004 when Ford produced the powerful Terminator Cobra!

Similar to the 1996-98 Cobra’s, the rear bumper now reads, “COBRA” versus “MUSTANG” that was on the 1999 Cars. The Trunklid Badge now reads, “SVT” and dropped the word, “COBRA” that was under the SVT badge on the 1999 cars. This was an easy way to distinguish the SVT Cobra from the base v6 and GT Mustangs!

As for wheels, both the 1999 and 2001 SVT Cobra were equipped with 17x8 Silver powercoated, aluminum 5 Spoke wheels. The 2001 cars had the option for a Polished Chrome version of the same wheel. This wheel was later used on the 2003 and 2004 Mustangs as a Premium Option as well.