Configuration Longitudinally mounted, 90-degree V8; cast-iron block; aluminum heads; forged steel crankshaft; billet steel connecting rods; forged aluminum pistons; McLeod aluminum flywheel
Bore x Stroke 90.2mm x 105.8mm
Displacement 5,409cc / 330cid
Compression ratio 9.60:1
Horsepower 385 bhp @ 5700 rpm (estimated)
Torque 385 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm
Redline 6500 rpm (6,800 rpm fuel shut-off; 7000 rpm ignition cut-off)
Valvetrain Double overhead camshafts; chain drive to exhaust cams, secondary chains from exhaust to intake cams; roller finger followers with hydraulic lash adjustment; ovate-wire, beehive-shaped valve springs; four valves per cylinder
Intake valves 2 per cylinder, 37mm head diameter
Exhaust valves 2 per cylinder, 32mm head diameter
Ignition system Distributorless coil-on-plug
Fuel system Sequential electronic fuel injection
Intake manifold Cast aluminum, tuned equal length runners
Throttle body Single oval bore
Mass-air sensor 80mm
Air filter: K&N cylindrical
Exhaust manifolds Stainless steel short-tube headers
Exhaust system Bassani X-pipe; production '98 Cobra catalysts; Borla mufflers and side-exit exhausts

Clutch 11.0 in. single-plate
Transmission Tremec T56 6-speed manual

Gear Ratio MPH @ redline
1st 2.97 45 mph (72 kph)
2nd 2.07 77 (124)
3rd 1.43 115 (185)
4th 1.00 150 (241)
5th 0.80 170*
6th 0.62 160*
Reverse 3.28  

* limited by aerodynamics

Driveshaft 4-inch aluminum
Rear axle: 8.8 in. ring gear with 3.55:1 Gerodisc™hydro-mechanical differential bushings
Halfshafts: GKN with 31-tooth splines, induction hardened


Front Modified MacPherson strut with gas-charged, monotube Bilstein shock; separate 800 lb./in. Eibach spring on lower arm; 28mm tubular stabilizer bar
Rear Dual A-arm independent with high durometer bushings; steel upper control arm, aluminum lower control arm; fixed toe-control tie rod; aluminum spindle; gas-charged Bilstein twin-tube shock absorber; 750 lb./in. Eibach coil spring; 26mm tubular stabilizer bar

Type Rack and pinion, power assist
Gear ratio 15.0:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.5
Turning diameter 43 ft., 7 in. (curb-to-curb)
Fluid cooling: Air-to-oil cooler; water-to-oil cooler integral with radiator

Front 13.0 in. (330mm) vented Brembo disc; Brembo 4-piston aluminum caliper; Galpher pads; cooling ducts from front fascia to Multimatic carbon-fiber heat shields
Rear 11.65 in. (296mm) vented disc, single-piston caliper; Akebono pads
ABS Four-channel, four-sensor system.

Wheels 18 x 9.5 in., five-spoke cast aluminum; 20mm offset; painted surface; exposed lugs; Cobra R emblem on center cap
Tires BFGoodrich g-ForceKD, 265/40ZR-18, custom construction and compound for Cobra R; full-size spare

  • Supplemental restraint system: driver and passenger airbags. Always wear your safety belt.
  • Independent rear suspension (IRS)
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Fuel Safe bladder-type fuel cell
  • Functional full wrap-around front splitter and 7-inch high rear wing
  • Power dome hood
  • SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft system
  • Recaro seats
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • 180 mph speedometer with Cobra R emblem
  • B&M Ripper shifter with leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Power Equipment Group: Dual electric remote control mirrors, power side windows, power door locks, power deck lid release
  • Dual illuminated visor mirrors
  • Remote keyless illuminated entry

Exterior Performance Red
Interior Dark Charcoal

Wheelbase 101.3 in. / 2,573m
Length 183.5 in. / 4,661mm (without splitter)
Height 52.2 in. / 1,326mm
Width 73.1 in. / 1,857mm
Front Track 59.7 in. / 1,518mm
Rear Track 59.7 in. / 1,518mm
Front Head room 38.1 in. / 968mm
Front Leg room 41.8 in. / 1,062mm
Curb weight 3,590 lb. / 1,628kg.
Fuel capacity 20 gal. / 76 liters
Weight Distribution, f/r: 56.5 / 43.5