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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe   (SOLD!)   SPECIFICATIONS

I purchased this 10-year-old, 2,672-mile (4,300-kilometer), all-stock "Hot Head" 1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra coupe, May 15th, 2009. New tires, a new battery, a complete servicing, and show-car detailing made it like new.

Mustang Club of America (MCA) judges gave the car 698 of 701 points for a GOLD win in the "Concours Driven" class at the 2009 Mustangs Northwest Roundup event (about 1,000 Mustangs), in Bellevue, Washington. The same venue for 2010 was a Mustang Club of America Grand National event where the car (now with 2003 SVT Cobra-look reproduction chrome rims) was judged 618 of 620 points for another GOLD win.

SVT (Special Vehicle Team) Cobras are limited-edition cars. This one is number 1,793 of 4,040 coupes, and 1 of 734 made with Rio Red Tinted Clearcoat exterior and Dark Charcoal leather-seat interior.

1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe specificatuions are below . . .
 
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe, Rio Red  
1999 to 2004 Mustang SVT Cobras have Independent Rear Suspension (IRS). Previous and later year Mustangs have solid rear axles. In 2015, independent rear suspension (IRS) returned and is now common to all Mustangs.
 
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe, Rio Red  
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)  1FAFP47VSXF178076  decodes as:

1FA - Ford Passenger Vehicle Manufactured by Ford USA
F - Active Belts plus Second Generation Driver & Passenger Air Bags
P47 - (P) Passenger Car, (47) Mustang Cobra 2-Door Coupe
V - 4.6L EFI DOHC 281 C.I.D. V-8 Engine
S - Check Digit
X - 1999 Model Year
F - Dearborn (Michigan) Assembly Plant
178076 - Consecutive Unit Number

EXT PNT  E8 - Rio Red Tinted Clearcoat
INT TR  DW - Dark Charcoal
AXLE  SE - 8.8 in. ring gear w/ limited-slip differential, aluminum case
TR  6 - Tremec™ T45 5-speed manual

Production - 4,040 Coupes (plus 4,055 Convertibles)
 
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe, Rio Red

1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Specifications

Ford card printed Dec 1998:  "Following publication of this card certain changes in standard equipment,options, prices, and the like, or product delays, may have occurred which would not be listed here. Your Ford Dealer is your best source for up-to-date information. Ford Division reserves the right to change product specifications at any time without incurring obligation."

PERFORMANCE
0-60 mph - 5.4 seconds
0-100 kph - 5.6 seconds
Quarter mile - 13.8 seconds @ 102 mph
Top speed - 150 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph - 127 ft.
100 foot skidpad - 0.90g
(All performance numbers were generated under closed-course conditions on a test track.)

ENGINE
CONFIGUATION
Longitudinally mounted, 90-degree V8, cast aluminum block & heads, iron cylinder liners,
fully counterweighted forged crankshaft

Bore & Stroke - 90.2mm x 90.0mm
Displacement - 280cid/ 4,601cc
(280.8cid, usually stated as 281cid)
Compression ratio - 9.85:1
Horsepower - 316 hp @ 6,000 rpm
(a Ford recall authorized engine modifications to 320 hp, as was later advertised)
Torque - 316 lb/ft @ 4,750 rpm
(a Ford recall authorized engine modifications to 317 lb/ft, as was later advertised)
Redline - 6,800 rpm (fuel shut-off occurs at 7,000 rpm)

VALVETRAIN
Double overhead camshafts, chain drive to exhaust cams, secondary chains
from exhaust to intake cams, roller finger followers w/ hydraulic lash adjustment,
ovate-wire beehive-shaped valve springs, four valves per cylinder

Intake valves - 2 per cylinder, 37mm head diameter
Exhaust valves - 2 per cylinder, 30mm head diameter
Ignition system - Distributorless coil-on-plug
Fuel system - Sequential electronic fuel injection
Intake manifold - Cast aluminum, tuned equal-length runners
Throttle body - 57mm twin bore
Mass-air sensor - 80mm diameter
Exhaust manifolds - Cast iron
Exhaust system - Dual, stainless steel, 2.25-inch diameter, 3.0-inch exhaust tips

DRIVETRAIN
TRANSMISSION - Tremec™ T45 5-speed manual; integral clutch housing

REAR AXLE - 8.8 in. Ring gear w/ limited-slip differential, aluminum case.

CLUTCH - 11.0 in. single-plate

GEAR / RATIO / MAXIMUM SPEED
1st / 3.37 / 45 mph (72 kph)
2nd / 1.99 / 77 (124)
3rd / 1.33 / 115 (185)
4th / 1.00 / 150 (241)
5th / 0.67
Reverse / 3.22
Final Drive / 3.27

ALL-SPEED TRACTION CONTROL
Accomplished through engine ignition timing, cylinder cut-off, brake application.
Linked to ABS module & engine ECU. Driver-controlled on-off switch

SUSPENSION
FRONT
Modified gas-charged MacPherson strut, w/ separate 500 lb/in spring on lower arm,
28mm tubular stabilizer bar

REAR
Multi-link independent, steel upper control arm, aluminum lower control arm,
fixed toe-control tie rod, aluminum spindle, gas-charged tubular shock absorber,
470 lb/in coil spring, 26mm tubular stabilizer bar

STEERING
Type - Rack & pinion, power assist
Gear ratio - 15.0:1
Turns, lock to lock - 2.5
Turning diameter - 37.9 ft.

BRAKES
FRONT - 13.0 in. (330mm) vented Brembo discs, PBR twin-piston calipers
REAR - 11.65 in. (296mm) vented discs, single-piston calipers
ABS - Three-channel, four-sensor system. Linked to all-speed traction control.

WHEELS & TIRES
WHEELS
17 x 8 in., five-spoke, forged aluminum-alloy, painted surface, exposed lugs

TIRES
BFGoodrich™ Comp T/A, 245/45ZR 17

DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES
Wheelbase - 101.3 in./2,573mm
Length - 183.5 in./4,661mm
Height - 53.2 in. (53.5 in.)/1,351mm (1,394mm)
Width - 73.1 in./1,857mm
Track, f/r - 59.9 in.; 59.9 in./1,521mm; 1,521mm
Head room f/r - 38.1 in.; 35.5 in./968mm; 901mm
Leg room f/r - 41.8 in.; 29.9 in./1,062mm; 759mm
Curb weight - 3,430 lbs. (3,560 lbs.)/1,557 kg (1,617 kg)
Fuel capacity - 15.7 gal./59.4 liters
Weight dist., f/r - 55.5%/44.5%
(Numbers in parentheses are for Mustang SVT Cobra Convertibles)

COLOR & TRIM
EXTERIOR
Ultra White Clearcoat
Ebony Clearcoat
Rio Red Tinted Clearcoat
Electric Green Clearcoat Metallic

INTERIOR
Dark Charcoal
Medium Parchment

COBRA INCLUDES
• Supplemental restraint system: driver & passenger air bags.
Articulated front sport seats (standard six-way power for driver) w/ leather seating surfaces
& power lumbar support. Always wear your safety belt, & secure children in the rear seat.
• Independent rear suspension (IRS)
• Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
• All-speed traction control
• SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft system
• Tilt steering wheel
• MACH 460™ electronic AM/FM stereo cassette and CD player
• Power Equipment Group: Dual electric remote control mirrors, power side windows,
power door locks, power deck lid release
• Rear window defroster
• Air-conditioning (manual control)
• Speed control
• Cobra front floor mats
• Dual illuminated visor mirrors
• Remote keyless illuminated entry