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2001 Cobra Specifications PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Kosater   




Configuration Longitudinally mounted, 90-degree V8, cast aluminum block and heads, iron cylinder liners, fully counterweighted forged crankshaft
Bore x Stroke 90.2mm x 90.0mm
Displacement 4,601cc (280 cid)
Compression ratio 9.85:1
Horsepower 320 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 317 lb.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm
Specific output 69.6 horsepower per liter
Redline 6,800 rpm (fuel shut-off occurs @ 7,000 rpm)
Valvetrain Double overhead camshafts, chain drive to exhaust cams, secondary chains from exhaust to intake cams, roller finger followers with hydraulic lash adjustment, oval-wire beehive- shaped valve springs, four valves per cylinder
Intake valves 2 per cylinder, 37mm head diameter
Exhaust valves 2 per cylinder, 30mm head diameter
Ignition system Distributorless coil-on-plug
Fuel system Sequential electronic fuel injection
Intake manifold Cast aluminum, tuned equal length runners
Throttle body 57mm twin bore
Mass-air sensor 80mm diameter
Exhaust manifolds Cast iron
Exhaust system Dual, stainless steel, 2.25-inch diameter; 3.0 inch polished exhaust tips

Rear axle 8.8-in. ring gear with 3.27:1 limited-slip differential, aluminum case
Drive shaft Steel, with hardened yoke
Transmission Tremec 5-speed manual
Clutch 11.0-in. single-plate
Gear Ratio Maximum Speed In Gear
1st 3.37 45 mph (72 km/h)
2nd 1.99 77 mph (124 km/h)
3rd 1.33 115 mph (185 km/h)
4th 1.00 150 mph (241 km/h)
5th 0.67
Reverse 3.22
Final drive 3.27
Traction control Accomplished by engine ignition timing, cylinder cut-off, brake application. Linked to ABS module and engine control module. Driver-controlled on-off switch

Steering and Suspension


Front Modified gas-charged MacPherson strut, with separate 500 lb./in. spring on lower arm, 28mm tubular stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-link independent, steel upper control arm, aluminum lower control arm, fixed toe-control tie rod, aluminum spindle, gas-charged tubular shock absorber, 470 lb./in. coil spring, 26mm tubular stabilizer bar

Type Rack and pinion, power assist
Gear ratio 15.0:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.5
Turning diameter 37.9 ft.

Front 13.0 in. (330mm) vented Brembo disc, PBR twin-piston caliper
Rear 11.65 in. (296mm) vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS Four-channel, four-sensor system. Linked to all-speed traction control

Wheels 17 x 8 in., five spoke, forged aluminum-alloy, painted surface, exposed lugs
Tires BFGoodrich Comp T/A, 245/45ZR-17

  • Supplemental restraint system: driver and passenger airbags Always wear your safety belt and deactivate passenger airbag when using a rear-facing infant safety seat
  • Independent rear suspension (IRS)
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • All-speed traction control
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Articulated front sport seats (standard six-way power for driver) with Alcantara cloth and leather seating surfaces and power lumbar support
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • MACH® 460 electronic AM/FM stereo and in-dash six-disc CD player
  • Power Equipment Group: Dual electric remote control mirrors, power side windows, power door locks, power deck lid release
  • Rear window defroster
  • Air-conditioning (manual control)
  • Speed control
  • Dual illuminated visor mirrors
  • Remote keyless illuminated entry
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