Here is some information about the 1997 Mustang Cobra.
Engine Type: V8
Horsepower: 305 @ 5800 RPM
Displacement: 4.6L/280 CID
Torque: 300 ft/lbs @ 4800 RPM
There were very little changes in the engine size and output from 1996, and minor body style changes as well. Most people we have spoken to about this model agree with us about the dislikes of the stock wheels. Either way, this car is still built solid.
Top Speed: 152 MPH
0-60 MPH: 5.9 seconds
The 1997 continued the sub 6.0 acceleration time which was great to see. However, it still maintained the same top speed (not a huge deal).
Again, the production numbers were VERY similar, but there was one main addition. The ‘green’ convertible was not released until 1997 and those look pretty sharp if they have been well maintained.
Rio Red: 1,994
Only 46 more SVT Cobras produced in 1997 which is nice to see. You don’t want to dilute the market and flood it with an abundance of nice cars. You want the nice cars to be rare and very few of them produced overall.