In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
GT vs Mustang Cobra R
Of course we would all like to see the BA shed some weight, but would a 1628kg BA do 0-60mph (0-97km/h) in 4.82 and 0-100mph (0-155km/h) in 10.81? That's almost 1 second quicker 0-100km/h and almost 2 seconds 0-160km/h. Not to mention the quarter miles. Cobra R does it in 13.09 second quarter according to Motor Trend (read sig), but Ive read on a mustang owners forum of members getting into the high 12's with thier stock Cobra R's. Remembering that a quarter mile is actually longer than 400metres, this means that taking into account the best time of 14.06 for the GT (motor apr 03), the Cobra R is over a second quicker over the 0-400metre run.
They both have the same engine (well same block, heads and displacement) with almost identical power and torque. Surely 200kg can't make that much of a difference?
EDIT: Also soemthing else worth noting is that Cobra R had 265's on the rear while the GT only has 235's.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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