I drove my buddy's '01 Cobra not supercharged (K&N intake and offroad X-pipe) and i wasnt really impressed. He drove my 95 5.0 mods making 310 rwhp. We got on this straight road and (no cars in sight) he got in the outside lane and i got on the inside. hes driving my car and im driving his. we both kick and i try and keep up but he slowy pulls away and he get about a car length on me and i had his car floored but i just couldnt get back up with him. I know his car supposedly has about 330 hp, but it just didnt feel like the power was there I honestly felt like my car was the obvious faster car.. We decided it would too close to call though, so we'll be goin to the drag strip soon. Why was i so disappointed? does his car weigh more or what is it? I thought his car would be throwin me back in my seat in every gear but it just didnt do that. it wasnt really the driving because the cars really drove about the same as far as the changing of gears and clutch and such. I honestly felt like i was taking a step down from my car when i was driving his. But i didnt have the heart to tell him that, he knew though he really didnt saw much about it, he acted liker he was kind of embarrassed. He asked me if i was flooring it on that straight away and i was like dude i gave it everything it had, he was like "oh". He admitted to me thought that my car pulled a hell of a lot more in 4th than his did ( i have the 3.73's and he has the 3.55's) i paid $5000 for my car just like it is today from one of my other friends except for i added the 3.73 gears, but my friend rebuilt the motor and added all of the other mods, so i got a good deal. And my buddy paid about $22000 for his 01 Cobra. Crazy aint it.:yakyak:
[QUOTE='95yellowGT]First of all the guy who sold me the car was one of my good friends and i know what the car can do trust me and that is why i bought it. Second,there is way done to the car than just ported and poillished heads which are the stock 5.0 heads and are better than you obviously give them credit for( do u drive a chevy or something). motor totally rebuilt, E cam, headers, hypertech chip, underdrive pulleys, CAI, msd ignition, x-pipe, mac mufflers, ppp throttle body, 3.73 gears. And im not here to defend my car thats not what this whole post was even about. the post was about my car compared to an 01 Cobra and how i wasnt impressed with it. and oh yeh mr.ghost doq the 5.0 does have more low end torque. i ran a 9.1 in a 1/8th just last thursday. So i guess what ur saying is that my car is not as powerful as i say it is even though i have proved it....and if it's true that my car isn't that fast, then what does it say for the 01 cobra that couldnt keep up with it.[/QUOTE]
There must be something wrong with your friend's car then. When my 97' Cobra was completely down to the bone stock, I ran 8.9's @81.5mph in 100* weather. That was with 2.1 60's (crappy khumo's and crappy track and crappy driver) It dynoed at 261rwhp/260rwtq. If I remember correctly I was still in 2nd gear when I passed the traps, or shifting into 3rd. Your friend's car should have 15-20 more hp and torque than I did. I'm not saying you didn't beat him because there are a million variables when cars race. I'm just saying all unknown variables set aside, he should have beat you.
A forum community dedicated to Ford Mustang owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, builds, modifications, reviews, engine swaps, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!