2003 Mustang Cobra

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.

2003 Ford Mustang Cobra


Engine Type: V8
Horsepower: 390 @ 6000 RPM
Compression: 8.5:1
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.

Production Information

Talk about a lot of colors…

Black: 2,251
White: 621
Yellow: 490
D.S.Grey: 851
M.Grey: 302
T.Red: 638
Red.F: 955
Blue: 1,052
S.Silver: 242
Silver M.: 992

Black: 1,679
White: 308
Yellow: 319
D.S.Grey: 446
M.Grey: 154
T.Red: 582
Red.F: 610
Blue: 355
S.Silver: 81
Silver M.: 548

TOTAL: 13,476

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

  1. 17×9-inch Dark Argent painted alloy wheels
  2. Red-painted brake calipers
  3. Special interior trim
  4. Red leather seating surfaces in front and back
  5. SVT 10th Anniversary badges on floor mats and rear decklid
  6. 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.