Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 2
Ford tightened the reins on the Cobra
R for 1995, requiring buyers to show a competition license
in order to buy one.
Available only in Crystal White,
Cobra R models came a racing fuel cell and a special
engine cooling package, but with no power windows, insultation,
radio, or back seat.
Buyers were expected to install their
own competition racing seats within their own roll cages.
Delivery weight was a mere 3,325 lbs.
The biggest news
was that the engine had been prepped by Jack Roush Technologies.
The 351 Windsor V8 was rated at a stout 300 bhp and all Cobra
R's received a Tremec five speed manual transmission
a final drive ratio of 3.27:1, a revised suspension
and P255/45R17 BF Goodrich Comp T/A tyres
huge 17"x9.0" wheels.
Lessor Mustangs continued
with either the 3.8 V6 or the 5.0 V8. 1995 would be the
last year of the fabled "5.0" V8.