In 1993, Ford made 5,100 Cobra models which included exactly 107 R models. They were all painted red and differed from the regular Cobra by having a completely different suspension, wheels that would not see regular production until 1994 and all extraneous weight removed from the vehicle including the back seat, the air conditioning and the radio. They were only sold to customers that had a professional racers license and were made to be raced.damien1 said:. Just for the record ( not to make anyone feel dumb ), there's no such thing as a 93 Cobra "R". I owned a 93 Cobra off of the show floor when I was 19. A Cobra was just that...a Cobra. I've seen a couple of publications call it an "R" as well and have written them with a correction
damien1 said:I still have not put my foot in my mouth, this is not a factory car. This is not considered " production ". These cars are farmed out. Saleen is not factory, Cobra "R" is not factory, Roush is not factory, Twister special is not factory, McLaren is not factory.And further more you could not go buy a Cobra "R" off the floor, you could not order one. I apologize, when they said that the cobra "R" was the only car that could beat the 89' I thought that they were referring to factory cars. Like they were calling a Cobra an "R". It was the only "factory" contender for that car. The Cobra, that is. And if I'm not mistaken these cars are the cars that you will find at race schools.... Bondurant, Marlboro, and the likes.