1998 SVT Cobra Factory Specifications
- Configuration: Longitudinally mounted 90-degree V8, Cast aluminum block & heads, iron cylinder liners, fully counterweighted forged crankshaft.
- Bore x Stroke - 90.2mm x 90.0mm
- Displacement - 4,601cc/280cid
- Compression Ratio - 9.85:1
- Horsepower (SAE net) 305 @ 5,800 RPM
- Torque - 300 @ 4,800 RPM
- Redline - 6,800 RPM (fuel shut-off at 7,000 RPM)
- Valvetrain - Double Overhead cams (hollow camshafts), chain drive to exhaust cams, secondary chain from exhaust to intake cams, roller finger followers with hydraulic lash adjustment, ovate-wire beehive valve springs, four valves per cylinder
- Intake Valves - 2 per cylinder, 37mm head diameter
- Exhaust Valves - 2 per cylinder, 30mm head diameter
- Fuel System - Sequential electronic fuel injection
- Intake Manifold - Tuned length thin-wall cast aluminum runners, cast aluminum plenum chamber
- Throttle body - Twin 57mm bore throttle body, simultaneously opening
- Air-mass sensor - 80mm diameter
- Port throttles - Electronically actuated 34mm port throttles open secondary intake valves at 3,250 RPM
- Exhaust Manifolds - Cast high-silicon, molybdenum iron, manifold type, stud and nut attachment.
- Exhaust Systems - Dual, stainless steel, 2.25 in. diameter.
- Rear Axle - 8.8 in limited-slip differential
- Drive Shaft - Steel, with hardened yoke
- Transmission - Borg-Warner T45 5-speed manual; integral clutch housing.
- Clutch Disc - Valeo 10.5"
- Front - Modified MacPherson strut with separate spring on lower arm, 400/505 lbs./in variable-rate coil springs, 29mm stabilizer bar
- Rear - Rigid axle, upper and lower trailing arms, two leading hydraulic links, 165/265 lbs./in. variable-rate coil springs, shock absorbers, 26mm stabilizer bar
- Type - Power assist, rack and pinion
- Gear Ratio - 14.7:1 (on center)
- Turns, lock to lock - 2.38
- Turning Diameter - 40.8 feet.
- Front - 13.0 in. (330mm) vented disc, PBR twin-piston caliper
- Rear - 11.65 in. (296mm) vented disc, single caliper
- ABS - Three-channel, four sensor system
Wheels and Tires
- Wheels - Cast alloy. painted surface, five spoke 17x8 in.
- Tires - BFGoodrich Comp T/A ZR 245/45ZR-17, unidirectional tread pattern
- Supplemental restraint system: driver & passenger (air bags). Always wear your safety belt, and secure children in the rear seat.
- Tilt steering wheel
- Anti-Lock Brake System
- Actuated sport seats (four way power for driver) with cloth/vinyl trim, cloth head restraint, and power lumbar support (leather only)
- Premium electronic AM/FM stereo cassette
- Compact disc player
- Power Equipment Group: power side windows, power door locks, power deck lid release, dual electric remote control mirrors
- Rear-window defroster
- Air Conditioning / manual control
- Speed control
- Front floor mats
- Dual illuminated visor mirrors
- Remote keyless illuminated entry
- Passive anti-theft system
- Electronics and Leather Trim Group, consisting of: Leather seating surfaces; Sport buckets with power lumbar support; Mach 460 electronic AM/FM stereo/cassette; Compact disc player; Total Anti-Theft System (TATS)
- Rear deck spoiler
- California emissions system
- High-altitude principal use
Color & Trim
- Exterior - Crystal White Clearcoat, Black Clearcoat, Laser Red Tinted Clearcoat, Bright Atlantic Blue Clearcoat (black
interior only.) Late availability of Chrome Yellow Clearcoat(black interior only.)
- Interior - Black Cloth, Saddle Cloth, Black Leather, Saddle Leather
Dimensions & Capacities
(Numbers in parenthesis are for Convertible)
- Wheelbase - 101.3 in./2,573mm
- Length - 182.5 in./4,636mm
- Height - 53.2 in.(53.3in.)/1,351mm(1,354mm)
- Width - 71.8in./1,824mm
- Track, F/R - 60.0 in./58.7 in.;1,524mm/1,491mm
- Head Room - 38.2 in.(38.1in.)/970mm(968mm)
- Leg Room - 41.9 in.1,064mm
- Curb Weight - 3,391 lbs.(3,531lbs.)/1,541kg(1,605kg)
- Fuel Tank - 15.4 gal/58 liters
- Weight Distribution, F/R - 57/43
(all performance numbers were generated under closed-course conditions on a test track)
- 0-60 mph - 5.9 seconds
- Quarter Mile - 13.99 seconds @ 101.6 mph
- Top Speed - 152 Mph
- Braking 60-0 mph - 127 ft.
- Braking 80-0 mph - 227 ft.
- 80 ft slalom - 52.1 mph
- 100 ft. skidpad - 0.89g
1998 Cobra Main
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This page last updated: March 9, 2002