2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra vs. 2004 Pontiac GTO
One carries on muscle-car tradition, the other seeks to redefine it.
Pontiac’s GTO was credited with creating the phenomenon in 1964, while Ford’s SVT Mustang Cobra has kept the muscle-car idea alive. Now for the 2004 model year, their paths briefly intersect. The Mustang Cobra goes away after this model year, and the GTO, after a 30-year hiatus, is back. This comparison offers insight into the state of American muscle.
This story originally appeared in the July, 2004 issue of R&T. - Ed.
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