What Is the Mustang SVT Cobra-R?

The Special Vehicle Team (SVT) is a collection of talented individuals employed by Ford and charged with the responsibility of designing and developing the venerable auto manufacturer’s high-performance vehicle lines. The Mustang SVT Cobra-R is widely regarded as one of the best SVT products of all time. A variant of the SVT Cobra, the SVT Cobra-R was offered three times from 1993-2000 and provided an even higher level of performance than the “base” SVT Cobra.

Cobra R MustangThe Original Mustang SVT Cobra-R

The first SVT Cobra-R was released in 1993 and was limited to a production run of 107 models. These special-edition Mustangs were specifically designed for the racetrack and were equipped with an impressive and powerful 5.0L Windsor V-8 engine along with racing-oriented features such as larger brakes, Koni shocks, and the absence of air conditioning and a stereo system.

To ensure this vehicle made it to the racetrack and did not simply become a collector’s item, Ford insisted all buyers present a valid racing license. The Mustang SVT Cobra-R returned in 1995 with a production run limited to 250 and featuring an upgraded 5.8L Windsor V-8 engine capable of producing 300 hp.

The 2000 Mustang SVT Cobra-R

The SVT Cobra-R made another return appearance in 2000, this time sporting a high-powered 5.4L DOHC Modular V-8 engine that produced a whopping 385 hp — although many Mustang experts argue the power output was vastly underrated. It also featured a Tremec T56 6-speed gearbox and fabric upholstered Recaro racing seats.

Limited to 300 models, the 2000 Mustang SVT Cobra-R was only available as a coupe and with a Charcoal paint scheme. Complex Rides ranked this vehicle at #19 on its list of “The 100 Best Mustangs of All Time.”

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