Ford’s SVT (Special Vehicle Team) created the Mustang Cobra R, the same group that would later revolutionize sport trucks with the F-150 SVT Raptor. Only 300 Cobra R Mustangs were produced in 2000, and every single one of them is painted in what might be the brightest red Ford has ever named “Performance Red.” In addition, every Cobra R had a sizable rear wing, side exit exhaust, Recaro racing seats, and a long list of other performance improvements that could have filled a book (via Bring a Trailer ). Despite its iconic looks, the Cobra R’s 5.4-liter V8 engine, which delivered 385 horsepower to the rear wheels, was the true cause of its legendary status.
That exclusivity commands a respectable price. As of this writing, Bring a Trailer has a Cobra R has passed the auction threshold. Two days remain in the auction, and the bid has risen to an absurd $96,000. another Cobra R reached $85,000 the previous year but fell short of the reserve. A brief possession of the late “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker, an slightly modified Cobra R , brought in $101,000 at auction earlier this month. Cobra that was outfitted for racing sold at auction for $117,000 in August.