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boostedstang
02-25-2004, 06:12 PM
Which would win in a drag race. Stock for stock 03 cobra or a cobra R. I say the 03 cobra.

Lumpydogs
02-25-2004, 06:31 PM
The better driver would win.

Firme
02-25-2004, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Lumpydogs
The better driver would win.

I agree. Driver can make .5 second, if not more, of a difference in both cars E.T.s


I have seen enough variance in 03 Cobra stock dyno numbers to know that some run stronger than other and that weather plays a BIG part in their power output, for that alone, it would be a case by case basis..


The R's hower don't show that much variance and all seem to put down similar numbers stock

Both sweet cars :thumbsup:

venomous
02-25-2004, 09:19 PM
Didn't the 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords Magazine do an article on this a while back (January 2004 issue). By the way it presented it the 00 R was a little faster despite the power difference. The 00 R must have been a better driver.:D Even though I would think that an R Cobra would beat a regualr one because of the suspension and stuff. Thats just me.:cool:

spittincobra01
02-25-2004, 09:20 PM
well 5.0 mag did a test with the same driver on the same track/day and the 00R come out on top. I don't remember the exact numbers, but both cars ran consistant times to what I've seen posted for both cars stock.

venomous
02-25-2004, 09:37 PM
Must not have read it to good then....ooops. Did not know it was the same driver. I was still right about the OO R coming out on top though.:D

Mystic Cobra
02-25-2004, 10:15 PM
Actually (he says in a very technical sounding voice) it depends upon what color the cars are.

Now if it was a Mystichrome Cobra.....:D

I've been busy for several days so I haven't had time to read or post...but look out now I'm back.:thumbsup:

97BlackSnake
02-27-2004, 06:36 AM
I've got that magazine. Here are the numbers:

0-60:
03 Cobra 4.902
Cobra R 4.737

Quarter-mile:
03 Cobra 13.095 @ 110.82 mph
Cobra R 12.942 @ 111.51 mph

Lumpydogs
02-27-2004, 12:00 PM
So the answer to the original question is:
The Cobra R would win (assuming all things equal)

However, in the real world, I stand by my first answer.
The better driver will win regardless of which cobra he/she
is driving. The difference between the '03 and the "R" is
very small. (Reaction times and shifts)

blah blah blah

p.s. my sorry A$$ would lose in either cobra :D

Mystic Cobra
02-28-2004, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by Lumpydogs

However, in the real world, I stand by my first answer.
The better driver will win regardless of which cobra he/she
is driving. The difference between the '03 and the "R" is
very small. (Reaction times and shifts)


I have to agree with Lumpy. Car & Driver test the 03 Cobra at 12.9 and 111MPH. I have also read a bunch of posts here and on SVTOA where stock Cobras have run 12.8s. The driver is gonna define the race.

Mystic Cobra
02-28-2004, 12:16 PM
PS - this was posted by a guy on SVT Performance Forum:

2003 Cobra

Mods:
Pro 5.0 shifter.....that's all.

R/T .612
60' 1.986
330 5.402
1/8 8.175
MPH 88.90
990 10.472
1/4 12.539
MPH 113.51

Obviously I don't know how true it is but there it is.