1997 SVT Cobra Mustang Specifications

1997 SVT/SVE 4.6 L Cobra specs (1997)
Engine 90-degree V8, cast aluminum block and heads, iron cylinder liners, fully counterweighted forged crankshaft
Main bearing caps: Nodular iron 6-bolt (cross-bolted)
Pistons: Hypereutectic cast alloy shallow skirt with friction reducing coating on sliding surfaces
Rods: Sinter-forged alloy, fracture-split big ends
Crankshaft: Forged by Gerlach-Werke in Homburg-Saar, Germany
DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
Bore & Stroke - 90.2mm x 90.0mm
Displacement - 4,601cc/280cid
Compression Ratio of 9.85:1
Valve Train Double overhead cams, chain drive to exhaust cams,
secondary chains from exhaust to intake cams, roller
finger followers with hydraulic lash adjustment,
ovate-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 Distributorless
Fuel System Sequential electronic fuel injection
Induction System Intake: Equal length thin-wall cast aluminum runners, cast
aluminum plenum chamber
Air-mass sensor: 80mm diameter
Port throttles: Electronically actuated 34mm port throttles open to secondary intake valves at 3,250 rpm
Exhaust Exhaust manifolds: Cast high-silicon, molybdenum iron, manifold type, stud and nut attachment
Exhaust system: Dual, stainless steel, 2.25 in. diameter tubes
Power Horsepower (SAE net) 305 @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 300 @ 4,800 RPM
horsepower per liter
Redline: 6,800 rpm (fuel shut-off at 7,000 rpm)
Transmission Borg-Warner T45 5-speed manual; integral clutch
Gear Ratio Speed
1st 3.37 45
2nd 1.99 77
3rd 1.33 115
4th 1.00 152
5th 0.67
Reverse 3.22
Clutch Flywheel: Nodular iron
Rear end 8.8 in limited-slip differential 3.27 Final drive ratio
Traction Control
Brakes Front: 13.0 in. (330mm) vented disc PBR twin-piston caliper with embossed "COBRA" lettering.
Rear: 11.65 in (296mm) vented disc single piston caliper
ABS: Bosch, three-channel, four sensor system
Wheels 17 x 8 inch Cast aluminum, diamond-cut surface, five-spoke
Tires 245/45ZR-17 BFGoodrich Comp T/A ZR, unidirectional tread pattern
Suspension Front: Modified MacPherson strut with separate 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
Steering Power assist, rack and pinion
Gear ratio: 14.7:1 (on center)
Turns, lock to lock: 2.38
Turning diameter: 40.8 feet
Emissions Certified and street-legal.
Performance 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds
Quarter mile in 13.99 seconds @ 101.6 mph
Top Speed of 152 Mph
Braking 60-0 127 ft.
Dimensions Wheelbase: 101.3 in.
Length: 181.5 in.
Height: 53.4 in.
Width: 71.8 in.
Track f/r: 60.0 in./58.7 in.
Head room: 38.2 in.
Leg room: 42.5 in
Weight distribution f/r 57/43%
Fuel Capacity 15.4 gal
Weight 3,446 lbs
Color and Trim Exterior: Crystal White, Black Clearcoat, Rio Red, Pacific Green
Interior: Black Cloth, Saddle Cloth, Black Leather, Saddle Leather
Convertible Tops: Black or Saddle
SVT Mustang Includes
  • Supplemental restraint system: Driver- and passenger-side (air bag)
  • 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 electric 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
Optional Equipment
  • Preferred Equipment Package, consisting of: Leather seating surfaces; Mach 460 electronic AM/FM stereo/cassette; Compact disc player; Total Anti-Theft System (TATS)
  • California emissions system
  • High-altitude principal use
Changes from 1996 Model Year
  • Includes improved cooling system from the factory
  • Under hood light deleted
  • Honeycomb grill insert deleted

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