1996 Cobra Specs

Configuration: Longitudinally mounted, 90-degree V8, cast aluminum block heads, iron cylinderliners, fully counterweighted forged crankshaft, six bolt main bearing caps
Bore x Stroke: 90.2mm x 90.0mm
Displacement: 4,601cc/280cid
Compression Ratio: 9.85:1
Horsepower: 305 hp @ 5,800 rpm (SAE net)
Torque: 300 lb./ft. @ 4800 rpm
Redline: 6,800 rpm (fuel shutoff 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 Vales: 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: Eletronically actuated 34mm port throttles open to secondary intake valves at 3,250 rpm
Exhaust Manifolds: Cast high-silicon, molybdenum iron, manifold type, stud and nut attachment
Exhaust System: Dual, stainless steel, 2.25 in. diameter tubes

Rear Axle: 8.8 in. limited-slip differential
Driveshaft: Steel, with hardened yoke
Transmission: Borg-Warner T45 5-speed manual; integral clutch housing
GEAR RATIO Speed mph (kph)
1st 3.37 45 (72)
2nd 1.99 77 (124)
3rd 1.33 115 (185)
4th 1.00 152 (245)
5th 0.67 – – –
Reverse 3.22 – – –
Final Drive 3.27 – – –

Front: Modified MacPherson strut, with seperate 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, 27mm 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 disk, PBR twin-piston caliper
Rear: 11.65 in. (296mm) vented disk, single-piston caliper
ABS: Bosch, three-channel, four-sensor system

Wheels: Cast aluminum, diamond-cut surface, five-spoke, 17 x 8 in.
Tires: BFGoodrich Comp T/A ZR, 245/45ZR-17, unidirectional tread pattern

Supplemental restraint system: Driver- and passenger-side (air-bag)
Tilt steering wheel
Anti-Lock Brake System
Articulated sport seats (four-way power for driver) with cloth/vinyl trim, cloth head restraint, and power lumbar support
Premium electronic AM/FM stereo cassette
Power Equipment Group: Dual electronic remote control mirrors, power side windows, power door locks, power deck lid release
Rear window defroster
Air-conditioning/manual control
Speed control
Front floor mats
Dual illuminated visor mirrors
Remote keyless illuminated entry

Preffered Equipment Package, consisting of: Leather seating surfaces; Mach 460 electronic AM/FM stereo/cassette; Compact disk player; Total Anti-Theft System (TATS)
California emmissions system
High-altitude principal use

Exterior Colors: Crystal White, Black Clearcoat, Laser Red Tinted Clearcoat, Mystic (coupe & black interior only)
Interior Colors: Black Cloth, Saddle Cloth, Black Leather, Saddle Leather

(Numbers in parentheses are for Convertible)
Wheelbase: 101.3 in./2,573mm
Length: 182.5 in./4,636mm
Height: 53.2 in. (53.3 in.)/1,351mm (1,354mm)
Width: 71.8 in./1,824mm
Track, F/R: 60.0 in., 58.7 in./1,524mm 1,491mm
Head Room: 38.2 in. (38.1 in.)/970mm (968mm)
Leg Room: 41.9 in./1,064mm
Curb Weight: 3,391 lbs. (3,531 lbs.)/1,541kg (1,605kg)
Fuel Tank: 15.4 gal./58 liters
Weight Distribution: Front/Rear %: 57/43

0-50 mph: 4.7 seconds
0-55 mph: 5.4 seconds
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


Source: 1996 SVT Mustang Cobra Sales Brochure