1998 Cobra Specifications
1998 SVT Cobra Factory Specifications
Configuration: Longitudinally mounted 90-degree V8, Cast aluminum block & heads, iron cylinder liners, fully counterweighted forged crankshaft.
Bore x Stroke - 90.2mm x 90.0mm
Displacement - 4,601cc/280cid
Compression Ratio - 9.85:1
Horsepower (SAE net) 305 @ 5,800 RPM
Torque - 300 @ 4,800 RPM
Redline - 6,800 RPM (fuel shut-off at 7,000 RPM)
Valvetrain - Double Overhead cams (hollow camshafts),chain drive to exhaust cams, secondary chain from exhaust to intake cams, roller finger followers with hydraulic lash adjustment, ovate-wire beehive valve springs, four valves per cylinder
Intake Valves - 2 per cylinder, 37mm head diameter
Exhaust Valves - 2 per cylinder, 30mm head diameter
Fuel System - Sequential electronic fuel injection
Intake Manifold - Tuned length thin-wall cast aluminum runners, cast aluminum plenum chamber
Throttle body - Twin 57mm bore throttle body, simultaneously opening
Air-mass sensor - 80mm diameter
Port throttles - Electronically actuated 34mm port throttles open secondary intake valves at 3,250 RPM
Exhaust Manifolds - Cast high-silicon, molybdenum iron, manifold type, stud and nut attachment.
Exhaust Systems - Dual, stainless steel, 2.25 in. diameter.
Rear Axle - 8.8 in limited-slip differential
Drive Shaft - Steel, with hardened yoke
Transmission - Borg-Warner T45 5-speed manual; integral clutch housing.
Front - Modified MacPherson strut with separate spring on lower arm, 400/505 lbs./in variable-rate coil springs, 29mm stabilizer bar
Rear - Rigid axle, upper and lower trailing arms, two leading hydraulic links, 165/265 lbs./in. variable-rate coil springs, shock absorbers, 26mm stabilizer bar
Type - Power assist, rack and pinion
Gear Ratio - 14.7:1 (on center)
Turns, lock to lock - 2.38
Turning Diameter - 40.8 feet.
Front - 13.0 in. (330mm) vented disc, PBR twin-piston caliper
Rear - 11.65 in. (296mm) vented disc, single caliper
ABS - Three-channel, four sensor system
Wheels and Tires
Wheels - Cast alloy. painted surface, five spoke 17x8 in.
Tires - BFGoodrich Comp T/A ZR 245/45ZR-17, unidirectional tread pattern
Supplemental restraint system: driver & passenger (air bags). Always wear your safety belt, and secure children in the rear seat.
Tilt steering wheel
Anti-Lock Brake System
Actuated sport seats (four way power for driver) with cloth/vinyl trim, cloth head restraint, and power lumbar support (leather only)
Premium electronic AM/FM stereo cassette
Compact disc player
Power Equipment Group: power side windows, power door locks, power deck lid release, dual electric remote control mirrors
Air Conditioning / manual control
Front floor mats
Dual illuminated visor mirrors
Remote keyless illuminated entry
Passive anti-theft system
Electronics and Leather Trim Group, consisting of: Leather seating surfaces;Sport buckets with power lumbar support; Mach 460 electronic AM/FM stereo/cassette; Compact disc player; Total Anti-Theft System(TATS)
Rear deck spoiler
California emissions system
High-altitude principal use
Color & Trim
Exterior - Crystal White Clearcoat, Black Clearcoat, Laser Red Tinted Clearcoat, Bright Atlantic Blue Clearcoat(black interior only.) Late availability of Chrome Yellow Clearcoat(black interior only.)
Interior - Black Cloth, Saddle Cloth, Black Leather, Saddle Leather
Dimensions & Capacities
Wheelbase - 101.3 in./2,573mm
Length - 182.5 in./4,636mm
Height - 53.2 in.(53.3in.)/1,351mm(1,354mm)
Width - 71.8in./1,824mm
Track,F/R - 60.0 in./58.7 in.;1,524mm/1,491mm
Head Room - 38.2 in.(38.1in.)/970mm(968mm)
Leg Room - 41.9 in.1,064mm
Curb Weight - 3,391 lbs.(3,531lbs.)/1,541kg(1,605kg)
Fuel Tank - 15.4 gal/58 liters
Weight Distribution,F/R - 57/43
(Numbers in parenthesis are for Convertible)
0-60 mph - 5.9 seconds
Quarter Mile - 13.99 seconds @ 101.6 mph
Top Speed - 152 Mph
Braking 60-0 mph - 127 ft.
Braking 80-0 mph - 227 ft.
80 ft slalom - 52.1 mph
100 ft. skidpad - 0.89g
(all performance numbers were generated under closed-course conditions on a test track)
More to come........