After halting production on the 2002 in the United States (2002 Cobra), Ford came back VERY strong with the 2003 Mustang Cobra. This car, nicknamed ‘The Terminator’, produces power unlike any other Mustang to date. Coming from the factory with an Eaton supercharger, even the stock 2003 Cobra screams like a monster.
Engine Type: V8
Horsepower: 390 @ 6000 RPM
Displacement: 4.6L/280 CID
Torque: 390 ft/lbs @ 3500 RPM
Obviously not as powerful as the Cobra R, but these numbers are still attractive.
Top Speed: 160+ MPH
0-60 MPH: 4.5 seconds
Cutting nearly an entire second off the 0-60 time and increasing the top speed north of 160MPH makes this model by far, the most powerful factory Cobra to date.
Talk about a lot of colors…
Silver M.: 992
Silver M.: 548
Also notably, SVT offered a 10th Anniversary Special Edition package on the 2003 cobra (since the 1993 Cobra was the first year of production).
10th Anniversary Features
- 17×9-inch Dark Argent painted alloy wheels
- Red-painted brake calipers
- Special interior trim
- Red leather seating surfaces in front and back
- SVT 10th Anniversary badges on floor mats and rear decklid
- Available colors: Torch Red, Black Clearcoat, or Silver Mettalic.
Production: 2,003 units
Pretty neat features overall, and the anniversary edition was the perfect touch for Cobra enthusiasts.