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2007 SVT Cobra

boomn29boomn29 Posts: 189
edited March 21 in Ford
Anyone know some details on this? I found this on Motortrend:

2006 Ford Mustang Cobra: SVT returns with a high-performance Mustang Cobra for the history books
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  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    I'll be really excited when this comes out!
  • boomn29boomn29 Posts: 189
    This looks more like a Shelby, so I might be posting this in the wrong thread.

    http://roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=9&article_id=1- 195

    600hp

    "...boasts a 600 horsepower 6.4-liter V-10 and tips the scales at a fairly lithe 3100 lbs. with a 50/50 weight distribution"
  • stang22stang22 Posts: 36
    is there any credible info out there on a possible up and coming 06 shelby mustang or svt cobra mustang being made for 06? I want to hold out on the 05 mustang gt,if there is a new svt coming out next year,or i suppose i could buy an 05 and trade it in later,if one comes out!either way i would like to know any credible info on this subject!!!thankx,stang22
  • earlfargisearlfargis Posts: 16
    I don't have a handy reference but I remember reading Ford plans a series of models after the base and GT coupes come out. Of course, convertibles will follow soon. I think there's going to an upgrade package coming similar to the current Mach I package. And within about a year an SVT Cobra with a supercharged engine at or above 400 HP will be offered.
  • shinkshink Posts: 2
    I think the car you are posting is the Ford Cobra, not the Ford Mustang Cobra. They indicate it's the successor to the Ford GT, not the Ford Mustang GT.
  • revmattrevmatt Posts: 14
    Hey...
    There was an article in Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, I believe, about the model year 06 OR 07 Mustang Cobra SVT. 500 hp with the help of a supercharger will be the battle cry of all of us Cobra & performance wakkos! I'll search my Mustang Mag files... I get three different mags!
    (I own a 2004 Mustang Mysticobra Convertible... very sweet!)
    Matt
  • Word from Ford is it will be offered in fall of 06 as a 07 model. Details are sketchy, but it will be supercharged.
  • jae5jae5 Posts: 1,205
    Not trying to start anything here, but would there be need of an SVT Mustang Cobra if the Shelby is produced? Or vice versa? Would the Shelby be built in-house, like the 69-70 or would it be like the 65 - 68 models?

    And if both are produced, which one would be higher in the pecking order, the Shelby or the Cobra? OR do we dare hope it'll be a repeat like it was in 69 - 70, where there were Boss, Shelby and Mach I ponies galloping around.

    Also, which one would most likely be relegated as another Mustang package, like the Mach 1?

    Any thoughts?
  • Just to clear things up - these are two different cars. Acutally, very different cars. Fortunately for the buying public they occupy two different segments and therefore can coexist together.

    The two-seater Shelby is intended to be the successor to the GT and promises to be an even better performer. Can't wait.

    The Mustang Cobra should arrive next year and will boast and independent rear suspension, bigger brakes, lower ride height, +400hp and a six speed transmission. Ford claims to have the BMW M3 as a target. Aim high.
  • boomn29boomn29 Posts: 189
    Wow, targeting the M3... That means they might put it on a bit of a diet I hope?? That's my biggest concern with Mustangs, is the fact they are a bit bulky.

    If they're going after the M3, expect another price hike as well!
  • jae5jae5 Posts: 1,205
    I am VERY aware they are two different cars, that's not what I was asking about. I guess I wasn't clear enough for you..Shelby Mustang vs Mustang Cobra, not Shelby Cobra vs Mustang Cobra, if that helps. Plus, who wants an VW-Audi-fied cobra ;) anyway and who would compare a Shelby Cobra to a Mustang Cobra?

    I do think Coletti (spelling?) is wrong again in thinking the M3 is this car's target (same statement was made when the 390-horse came out). People buying M3s are aware there is a hi-po Mustang out there, but for the most part, a Mustang is not even on their radar screen or shopping list. M3 buyers really aren't cross-shopping Mustangs, even the Cobra. Because again, at the end of the day, the feeling is "it's just a Mustang". M3 competitors are the S4 and the like, not a Mustang.
  • I own a 2000 GT Convert. and I have been waiting for the redesigned Stang. I love the new (old) style and my plan is to get a Cobra. I had the pleasure of seeing the 05 GT in person and I am in love. Waiting for Ford to put out the Cobra is going to be brutal. I was told they won't be around until Summer 2006. A year and a half?! Something tells me that it will be worth the wait.
  • boomn29boomn29 Posts: 189
    Read in some online magazine, I think it was Autoweek, about some possibilites for the next gen Cobra.

    The one they had sported 601hp and a factory 1/4 mile in the 11's! Yep, 11.9. It was a GT with like $14k in mods....
  • I work at and sell new cars at a Ford dealer. I'm also a car enthusiast. I can't wait for the next version of the Cobra. However, our Ford rep doesn't even know what is coming at this time. The good part is the existing Gt's are incredible. I drove one for a very short time and I was amazed with the car. The horsepower seems much stronger than anything else I have driven caiming 300 horsepower. I think just like the Cobra, it again is underrated.
  • i went to look at the 05 mustang GT at the local ford dealer and was rather unimpressed. It looks great from the outside, but the interior plastics were only marginally better than the last model mustang. the handbrake is dreadful, very odd angle and too much effort to pull up. the shifter was worlds better than the last 5 speed, but still not as good as even an SVT focus. the steering wheel is ugly too. i understand the retro style, i just dont care for it.

    Something i think would improve the mustang line would be a better interior option, something like the F-150's lariat package, with better interior quality, something you could pay extra for if you wanted it. i understand that one of the mustang's strongest selling points is value, so you could still have the base option for the price-conscious and a nice interior for those that can afford it. the corvette could benefit with a similar package. I havent driven the new mustang, just sat in one and that was my impression. As for the cobra, i would expect 400-415 hp and equal or better torque, and a six-speed transmission-a hurst shifter like in the trans am firehawks would be better. Another cool option that i would like to see would be T-Tops!
  • Well, I'm beginning to deduce a bit more about the 06 SVT Cobra by (how else at 2030hrs on a Sunday?) surfing the web and making all types of search requests. Naturally, I got a good steer from this board.

     

    Yep...I need one of these also. But, I want it with a few really cool features. Guess what? I saw a picture of the concept on a Canadian web site tonight and it does have at least one of the details I need.....the Shelby style forward and low hood scoop ala the '68 Shelby, the air scoops in front of the rear wheels (subtle styling, nice)...and something I can't totally make out in the C-pillar holes. I REALLY HOPE it is a set of LeMans type (functional) air extractors! MUCH NICER than gill like slats (although they were functional also). Mustang design decision makers! Take notice....if you don't put the Le Mans type air extractor on it....I'll fabricate and install my own set! :>) I will own this Cobra, it's just a matter of time.
  • Sorry, I just can't get used to the Retro Mustang. Those days are gone. Interior looks too plastic and the colors are gawdy. Since, they are kind of stuck with the shark mouth look, I don't anticipate much change from the GT to the Cobra. I fear I will have to look elsewhere for something more stylish. They just went too far.
  • Well, I must say you have a good idea here with your statement "Retro Mustang". This might be a good time to just say it out loud. Folks are starving for a Mustang that they can drive to work and still feel very good about the style. Yep, I can see it now....a really green H/12v. powered 2 door plain jane Mustang. Just like the 2 door 6 cyl. auto (no air/AM radio) they made a million of....and then turned 100,000 of us into hi-po nuts.

     

    Yep....I think there is a possibility that Ford could do it again. Run a grocery getter sell/sale session in the same cubicle than they could run a "R-Code" sale. 2 different customers, same car?

    Certainly same allure.

     

    Price difference? How about letting the greenies pay the freight this time?

     

    gasman4
  • your right about 400hp// mustang needs that to keep up with anyone, now dayz//
  • m3 baby// 333hp 261 torque// go figure// add a turbo or super charger just like mustang than what// stock mustang isnt you know really in its league// an if you want to go that route// talking about acobra this an that// ok get the bigger bader m5 an see who wins
  • boomn29boomn29 Posts: 189
    Not sure what m3baby means - he has some grammar issues.

    Not sure why he talks about a $24k stock mustang vs the new estimated $90k M5. Odd.

     

    btw, the 2006 M3 will be a 400hp V8; probably right at $50k.
  • The M5 and the mustangs are in two different classes, the m5 in the sports car and the mustang in the muscle car (gas guzzler) class. although i believe that since the camaro and firebird are out, the mustang is targeted for the gto and corvette (ill explain in a min.). i have heard that the expected shelby gt 350 and 500 will boast a over 500hp v8 competing with the corvette and gto. Also the saleen s281 (i think thats the #) has a (around) 550 hp sc v8 in it. plus the mustangs are amazingly high on tourqe and will beat any m3 in the 1/4 mi. seeing as the m3 has a lot less tq as the mustang, and also ford has a VERY stout engine in the mustangs now, beating other cars with the same amount of hp and tq (camaro+firebird)
  • The "601 hp" Mustang you mentioned that was featured in Autoweek some time ago is the same 690 hp 2003 Mustang Cobra fitted with aftermarket SVT parts that Edmunds just featured here:

    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=104572

     

    The "601 hp" figure, like what is mentioned in the Edmunds' article, is the output at the _rear wheels_. I don't think any car company will ever offer that kind of performance for such a low price, as that will definitely cut in to their high end cars: $33,125 base cobra + upgrades = $47,033 which would be even less if you also take into account the cost of the original factory parts that were replaced.

     

    It's essentially analogous to what Dodge did with their Neon. BUT even Dodge won't offer their 300 hp upgrade for the Neon SRT-4 as a factory option--like everyone else, it's only available as an aftermarket Mopar part.
  • boomn29boomn29 Posts: 189
    "Hau Thai-Tang, chief engineer on the 2005 Mustang and now SVT chief, did hint we can expect the next Cobra to surpass 400 hp (we hear 450 hp) and hit a price of about $40,000. The SVT Cobra goes on sale in 2006 as an ’07 model."

     

    New York Auto-Show - March

    "When Ford rolls out the SVT Cobra version of its all-new Mustang at the New York auto show in March, take a peek underneath. If our sources are right, your prying eyes will spy a live rear axle—not an independent rear suspension, the setup that would be in keeping with the suspension on the outgoing model, and is therefore anticipated by the SVT Cobra faithful."
  • Given the comment about Edmunds test of the Cobra was it was like driving on black ice....
    Wonder how long before we see these in drifting competitions?
  • boomn29boomn29 Posts: 189
    They need to develop some sort of AWD option. I know that's completely against everything the pony car stands for though.
    Heck, then come out with a new car, and put the technology into it! High hp and AWD!
  • That wouldn't work. Ford's marketing plan is to offer existing proven technology in new and exciting designs, all whilst keeping the price lower than other vehicles in their comparitive class. Adding AWD, higher computer control systems for said AWD system, new suspensions, etc etc etc...would add greatly to the price of the M-SVT...
  • beef001beef001 Posts: 1
    will there be a convertible svt? I owned the '01 cobra vert, was fun...
  • There was an article in Motorweek about the 2006 Mustang Cobra. It has 550 horse. AMAZING!
  • stangmestangme Posts: 1
    Sheesh I think my thoughts of ordering the 05 GT Vertible next month have now changed thanks to the new 2006 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500... completely awesome!

    http://www.mwstangs.com/ourpics/News/shelbycob07/Shelbycob.htm
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