2003 SVT Cobra vs. 2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary

Discussion in '2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra' started by Logical Heretic, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. I had to make one of these topics because everyone does it and thats what its all about right, this car vs. that car. Anyway I would love to see these 2 cars on a circuit.
     
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    Hmmm......, I'd rather have the vette, because it has about the same performance, rides better(new shocks are to blame for that <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A> ), and handles better. If I didn't have much money I'd take the Cobra, though.
     
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    Well, the corvette is more aerodynamic than the stang, probably has a better suspension, and probably lighter as well. Even though the new cobra has alot of performance upgrades compare to the older cobra, I think its still hasnt surpassed the corvette in performance. Im more of a muscle car fan than a sports car fan, so id go with the Mustang, but thats just personal taste. From looking at the stats, I think they are equal in performance. The mustang may have a bit more HP, but the vette is lighter and has a better suspension. Money wise, Id still go with the stang and upgrade its performance...probably Sean Hylands package for the mustang..giving it 500RWHP and shaving off 400lbs as well.
     
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    Id take the Vette. It handles better, has a more aerodynamic shape, plus its a big time collectors edition car.
     
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    i'd go with the vett too. it looks better and handles better. plus people that i know that have them don't hav ethe problems that cobra owners have because of that supercharger.
     
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    I have never seen a problem with a Cobra directly related to the presence of the SC.....

    although I would much rather prefer the Corvette.
     
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    the four people i know who have gotten them all blow the engines with a couple of months and when thy took it to the dealership they were told the sc was puttin in to much boost and blow the engine.
     
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    Where do you idiots come from...I mean really. I haven't heard about anybody having any problems with them. Even the highly modded ones seem to hold up just fine.
     
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    Yes agree with you American... that sounds like an exaggeration... I believe they would have fixed any problems of that sort before production.
     
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    well there is always going to be bugs but not to the extent of expoding engines.
     
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    Ummm, yeah and the sun revolves around planet earth
     
  12. Mustangs Suck

    Everyone knows that mustangs are way over rated they are just a waist of money they put the SVT Cobra verse the base Corvette why not race it verse a base Vette. Why? because it wouldn't be fair the Vette would kill it. Race the SVT verse the ZO6 well see how that works hahaha.
     
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    God you're stupid. SVT is/was suposed to go against the SS and WS6, not the fu(king Z06.
     
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    You are right... Cobra was supposed to go up against the SS but now the SS is out of production... So of course it has to pick on big brother now... The Corvette! Base model or not, quit acting like the Corvette will "Blow it out of the water" .5 of a second and below isn't blowing it out of the water... It is a good race because I have seen it...

    Alot of it also depends on the driver... You can take a good car and a decent/bad driver and it doesn't matter... The car isn't going to put out the numbers that it should.

    Anyway, I don't know why all of this fighing over the Cobra and Z06... Both are badass American Muscle Cars and they have different purposes in there functions and why they were built...

    American Cars are on top...
     
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    Look dude, Base model Cobra against Base Model Vette...

    03 Cobra wasn't designed to go up against the Z06 Vette, it was Ford Revamping there engine... It's isn't Fords fault that the base model Cobra can run with the upgraded Z06 Vette...

    If you want to compare Cobra against Z06, then I'm pretty there's a Cobra designed just for that comparison...

    Cobra R
     
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    it can't run with the Z06
     
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    It can run with the Z06... but it can't beat it. It was never supposed to beat it. The Z06 is an upgraded Corvette and it should be tested against an upgraded Mustang. That's why I said run it against the Cobra R and you will have a more balanced test.
     
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    Not even the 2003 Cobra R was made to compete with the z06, but with the c5 corvette, but since its performance was so good, they put up against the z06 of that same year.
     
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    it can hang on to the Z06's tail, but can't keep up.

    The Z06 is an upgraded Corvette, the SVT is an upgraded Mustang, they should be compared, the Cobra-R is no longer in production.
     
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    Actually they shouldnt be compared. The Cobra is actually affordable (costs alot less than the BASE C5 Vette). The Cobra was meant to be modded and THEN compete with the Z06 while still saving money. There are a few ways how:
    Increase PSI in a cheap, easy way
    Use hollowed out valves
    Use beehive valve-springs.
    Simple.
     
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    I know they're not in the same class, I was just correcting him.
     
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    But you still said they should be compared; they shouldnt. The Z06 is $20,000 more. With that saved money you can MOD your Cobra to run 9 second 1/4 miles, YES, YOU CAN (if you want it to be a dedicated dragster.)
     
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  24. #24 X13lackholesunx, Mar 22, 2004
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    One thing that most people don't realize is that with the money you save buying the Cobra, you can purchase a kit from Kenne Bell and take it up to 620 horses and torque in the 600 range also. The thing about the Cobra is the DOHC engine was made to handle that extra boost, and SVT didn't take full advantage of it. www.kennebell.com
     
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    Its not that SVT didnt take full advantage of it, its that such power is dangerous and might be illegal coming stock from the factory. Another easy solution to smokin the much more expensive Z06 is through increasing PSI by replacing the blower pulleys. Replace headers and exhaust and you got yerself an extra 80-or-so horses.
     

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