2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R

2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R

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From the April 2000 issue of Road & Track.

The Great Pony Car War is over. Reaching 60 mph in a scant 4.8 seconds, the limited-production Mustang Cobra R has finally outgunned Chevy's Camaro SS. To be sure, there will be some residual skirmishing between the standard Mustang Cobra and the SS, as well as the V6-powered variants. But for the most part it's over. Don't expect an SS-R response from Chevy, because such a vehicle would clearly tread on the Corvette's turf, a scenario that has been scrupulously avoided.

That a production Mustang is being mentioned in the same breath as the Corvette brings a huge smile to SpeĀ­cial Vehicle Engineering honcho John Coletti, the godfather of the Cobra R ... read more

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