The Ford Mustang is a successful model in the USA, for many car fans it is the American dream on wheels
Sean from AutotopiaLA visits Famoso Dragstrip in Bakersfield to talk with the man who constructed the 1993 Mustang Cobra and share his thoughts on it. According to Eddie from Addiction Motorsports, the car debuted as a low-mileage 1993 Cobra and has gone through various versions since then. All builds, including this one, are built on a 4.6-liter Ford Modular V-8, but rather than the original twin-turbo system, it now has a single large turbo located low under the bumper.
The 4.6-liter DOHC V-8 is from a more recent Cobra model and retains the factory block and C-heads from a 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra. It’s got a billet crankshaft and FuelTech electronic fuel injection, so it’s tuned to operate on E90 race fuel. A large, single Precision XPR 94mm turbocharger rams air into the engine at over 30 psi (2.07 bar) of boost. This adds up to 1,700 horsepower at the rear wheels. A two-speed PowerGlide gearbox, nine-inch rear axle, improved, heavily loaded suspension, and 275mm Mickey Thompson Pro Radial tires transfer power to the rear.
The structure’s immaculate state is the most astounding feature. It has the factory steel body panels and glass, as well as a fully functional interior, at least in the front section of the cockpit. “It’s as substantial as it gets,” Eddie remarks.. The Foxbody, according to Eddi, weighs 3,250 pounds (1,474 kg) without the driver, and “it’s not a 2,500-pound tin can.” There are even power windows. It’s time to let loose on the 1,320-foot drag strip with all 1,700 horsepower.
The 93′ Cobra sounds like a NASCAR when doing a burnout. However, in order to achieve a quarter-mile time, the driver endures too much wheelspin. Foxbody finally made a valid pass on the third attempt. Unfortunately, the ET and trap speed statistics were not provided, but based on the length of the run, we estimate that this 93′ Cobra is a six-second car. In any case, it’s always inspiring to witness these kinds of builds and to see people who have the guts to turn a collector’s car into something so ludicrous.