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2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Posted 10/22/2018 by Jason Konieczny

The 2003-2004 Cobra was an iconic Mustang that is still a popular collectible to this day. LMR walks you through the history, horsepower, specs and colors for the car codenamed "Terminator".

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2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

The Terminator. What some consider the reason that Chevrolet stopped making the Camaro from 2003-2009. Ford’s Special Vehicle Team went all in with the 2003-04 SVT Cobra to Terminate the competition!

Starting back in 1993, Ford’s SVT division began changing their GT Mustang into something with more venom. 10 years later, the most powerful production Mustang ever built, to date, rolled off the assembly line and today it is one of the most sought after Mustangs ever produced!

2003-2004 SVT Cobra Mustang Specs

2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Engine:

Eaton M-112 Supercharged 4.6L

DOHC 32-valve V-8

Cast Iron Block

Bore x Stroke: 3.55 in. x 3.54 in.

Compression:  8.5:1

Displacement: 281 Cubic Inch

Performance:

Horsepower - 390-hp

Torque - 390-lb-ft

0-60 mph – 4.5-4.8 sec.

1/4-mile @ MPH: 12.67-13.0 seconds @ 110.7 mph

3.55:1 Rear End Gear Ratio

Independent Rear Suspension

Wheels/Tires:

Wheels: Cast Aluminum 17 x 9, 5-spoke.

: Optional 10th Anniversary Split 7-spoke   

Tires: P275/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle F1

Brakes:

Front: 13” vented Brembo disc, PBR twin-piston calipers

Rear: 11.65” vented disc, single-piston calipers

ABS: Four channel, four-sensor ABS system

General:

Transmission: 6-speed manual (T56)

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

 

2003-2004 SVT Cobra Production Numbers

Coupe:

Interior

Oxford White

Black

Torch Red

Redfire

Zinc Yellow

Sonic Blue

Satin Silver

Mineral Grey

Silver

Dark Shadow Grey

Totals

Graphite suede

451

1,618

214

758

490

1029

242

302

735

851

6690

Parchment suede

170

252

59

197

0

23

0

0

0

0

701

Red leather

0

381

365

0

0

0

0

0

257

0

1003

TOTALS

621

2,251

638

955

490

1052

242

302

992

851

8394

Convertible:

Interior

Oxford White

Black

Torch Red

Redfire

Zinc Yellow

Sonic Blue

Satin Silver

Mineral Grey

Silver

Dark Shadow Grey

Totals

Graphite suede

171

1095

157

414

319

340

81

154

311

466

3488

Parchment suede

137

190

56

196

0

15

0

0

0

0

594

Red leather

0

394

369

0

0

0

0

0

237

0

1000

TOTALS

308

1679

582

610

319

355

81

154

548

446

5082

 

2004 Cobra Production Numbers:

Coupe:

Interior

Oxford White

Black

Torch Red

Redfire

Screaming Yellow

Competition Orange

Silver

Mystichrome

Totals

Charcoal Suede

196

610

313

318

299

281

324

0

2341

Graphite suede

120

210

164

191

0

0

227

0

912

Mystichrome leather

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

515

515

TOTALS

316

820

477

509

299

281

551

515

3768

Convertible:

Interior

Oxford White

Black

Torch Red

Redfire

Screaming Yellow

Competition Orange

Silver

Mystichrome

Totals

Charcoal Suede

94

308

132

159

167

72

172

0

1104

Graphite suede

34

84

35

50

0

0

94

0

297

Mystichrome leather

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

495

495

TOTALS

128

392

167

209

167

72

266

495

1896

 

2003-2004 SVT Cobra Color Codes

2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Exterior

Oxford White - Z1

Ebony - UA

Torch Red - D3

Redfire - G2

Screaming Yellow - D6

Competition Orange - CY

Silver Metallic - YN

Mystichrome - G6


What Makes A SVT Cobra Mustang Different?

2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Mechanical

The New Iron Block replaced the Aluminum Black and it features the previous 99-01 Cobra's forged steel crank but also has the addition of forged Manley H-beam connecting rods. Dished-top pistons and a revision to the aluminum Cylinder Heads drop the compression ratio to 8.5:1 to take on the higher combustion chamber pressures encountered during the 8 Pounds of boost from the Eaton Supercharger. To optimize performance, Ford used a water-to-air intercooler to condense the induction charge.

 

The Transmission is a Tremec T-56 6 Speed variant putting power through 3.55 Rear end Gears with a needed upgraded of 31-spline half shafts. The Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) was also upgraded with revised upper and lower control arms to handle the power increase.

Interior and Exterior

Ford changed the design from the 2001 Cobra seats for 2003-04 with Suede inserts in either Medium Graphite or Medium Parchment. The 10th Anniversary cars in 2003 did have the option for Red Inserts in the Front and Rear seats as well as unique Anthracite multispoke wheels and a 10th Anniversary SVT Badge on the rear of the decklid.

Redesigned specifically for the 2003-04 Cobra are front and rear fascia. The front featuring a Smooth Chin Spoiler, and front brake ducts. The Rear Bumper was made with a lower Black Insert that split the tailpipes coming out of the rear. Also, SVT

 

New heat-extractor hood with dual functional vents, special smooth rocker moldings, foldable side mirrors painted to match the body color also add to is specific styling. The Rear Spoiler features a LED brake light that is a ducktail-inspired look instead of the standard wing that is on the 1999 and 2001 Model Cobras. All of these combinations resulted in, arguably, the Best Looking Factory built Mustang that Ford ever produced!

2003 10th Anniversary Cobra

2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

To celebrate 10 years of the SVT Cobra, Ford offered the limited edition 10th Anniversary Package on a small amount of coupes and convertibles. There were 2003 cars built (1000 Convertibles and 1003 Coupes) that featured numerous cosmetic changes that include a special carbon fiber pattern leather shifter boot and emergency brake handle boot. It also featured the same pattern on the 2, 6, and 10 o’clock positions of the steering wheel. The car also had red-painted calipers, 7-Spoke Dark Argent 17x9 wheels, and 10th Anniversary SVT badges on the floor mats and the rear decklid. SVT Produces three color options for this package: Black (775 models), Torch Red (734 models), and Silver Metallic (494 models).

2004 Mystichrome Cobra

2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors - 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra Specs, Horsepower & Colors

Paying homage to the 1996 Mystic Cobra with its color-changing purple to green shifting paint, Ford’s SVT division teams up with DuPont to produce the Mystichrome Cobra. ChromaFlair pigments were added to the paint that helped produce a shift in color from a bright topaz green to cobalt blue, royal purple, and finally to a deep onyx black. SVT ended up working directly with Garden State Tanning to get the Mystichrome color in the leather inserts found on the Cobra’s Front and rear seats. The Mystichrome leather production process required dying the leather black, then spraying the Special Mystichrome paint directly onto the leather, finally sealing it with clear to protect/prevent damage to the color-changing seat inserts. The steering wheel also had the Mystichrome color at the 2, 6, & 10 o'clock positions for a stand out appearance.