The Mustang Cobra R was a conjuration by Ford’s SVT (Particular Automobile Crew), the identical crew that may later change the world of sport vehicles with the F-150 SVT Raptor. Solely 300 Cobra R Mustangs had been made within the 12 months 2000, and all of them are completed in maybe the least refined shade of brilliant crimson that Ford referred to as “Efficiency Pink.” All Cobra Rs additionally featured an enormous rear wing, facet exit exhaust, Recaro racing seats, and an inventory of different efficiency tweaks and upgrades that might fill a ebook (through Deliver a Trailer). Appears to be like apart, the actual motive for the Cobra R’s legendary standing was its powerplant, a 5.4-liter V8 that put out 385 horsepower to the rear wheels.
That exclusivity carries a wholesome premium. As of writing, Deliver a Trailer has a Cobra R crossing the public sale block. It has been bid as much as an eye-watering $96,000 with two days left to go. Final 12 months, one other Cobra R bought to $85,000 and did not even meet the reserve. Earlier this month, a barely modified Cobra R that briefly belonged to the late “Quick and Livid” star Paul Walker netted $101,000 at public sale. In August, a Cobra that was outfitted for racing auctioned for $117,000.