2000 FORD MUSTANG COBRA 'R' COUPE - 79084Sold* at Las Vegas 2009 - Lot #406 2000 FORD MUSTANG COBRA 'R' COUPEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/79084/79084_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #406 - If you want to own the fastest (175 mph) and one of the rarest (300 unit production run) Mustangs ever produced, the 2000 Cobra R is your vehicle. This vehicle is the 2nd one ever built! It has also been owned by Ford Motor Company the entire time. You could be the first individual owner! This 2000 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra R, wearing its production Performance Red paint, was displayed for the first time at the Specialty Equipment Market Association's (SEMA) annual convention. Cobra R #'s 1 and 2 were purchased per the practice that John Coletti started of keeping the first two production units of most SVT vehicles for "historical preservation". Normally the #1 unit was left untouched, and only the #2 unit was used for management drives, or the occasional press request. Unit #2 was used for several months by Ford Racing as a pace car. The unit was fitted with safety equipment/lights, and a significant amount of graphics and was used for several races before it went back to Ford. Ford had the safety equipment and graphics removed, but unfortunately, the graphic stickers damaged the paint to an extent that an entire vehicle repaint was required. The repaint was performed by the Roush paint shop. Built with the race track in mind, the Cobra R features a 5.4L 32-valve V8 engine, solidifying the modular family of engines as the high-performance benchmark in Ford's lineup. The Cobra R V8 produces an estimated 385hp and 385ft/lbs of torque. In order to keep this power on the ground, the Cobra R features exterior enhancements including a front air-splitter and tall rear deck spoiler, which create downforce for increased stability at track speeds. Other differences to the Cobra R include the "power dome" hood, which was required in order to fit over the Cobra R's unique intake manifold. The Cobra R rides on 18" wheels shod with BFGoodrich g-Force KD tires, and a lowered suspension for enhanced handling. Cobra R's interior changes include the addition of Recaro sport seats, and the removal of the radio, air conditioner and back seat to save weight. A number of well-respected performance parts suppliers worked with SVT in the development of the Cobra R, including Brembo for the front brake rotors and calipers, Tremec for the 6-speed transmission, Eibach and Bilstein for suspension and Borla for the exhaust.
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