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View Poll Results: Which one would you rather have?
Mustang Saleen S281 34 54.84%
Mustang Cobra SVT 28 45.16%
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Old 04-20-2004, 05:37 AM
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Mustang Cobra Vs Mustang Saleen

Which one would you take.

Mustang Saleen S281

Power: 365 bhp
Weight: 1390 kg / 3064.4 lbs
Aspiration: Saleen Supercharger
Drive: Rear wheel drive

Mustang Cobra SVT

Power 390 bhp
Weight 1662 kg / 3664.1 lbs
Aspiration Eaton Generation IV roots-type s
Drive Rear wheel drive

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Old 04-20-2004, 06:44 AM
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the saleen would rip the cobra apart in every way, because it's power-weight ratio is a little better in the saleen. each pony in the saleen is carrying about one less pound than each pony in the cobra.
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Old 04-20-2004, 06:47 AM
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What about prices ??
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:08 AM
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Saleen Mustang S281: $42,900
Cobra SVT: $34,860

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Old 04-20-2004, 07:39 AM
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Saleen in this comparison, but what about Roush? The Stage 3 package is only down 5 horses from the Saleen's number, and still performs as well- if not better- and IMO, looks a lot classier than the Saleen. Mmm, sidepipes...

http://www.roushperf.com/
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very nice, but i'de still take the saleen
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The greatest Mustang of all time is without a doubt the shelby gt500.
However If i was to choose between the cobra & the saleen i'd have to go with the saleen because it looks more aggressive and, although it has less power on its side it leaps to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds, whereas the cobra drags behind taking 5.4 seconds. There is a higher model of the S281: the Saleen Mustang S281-E. With a power upgrade to 425hp taking it to 60 in just 4.4 seconds. ( no competition )

http://www.fast-autos.com/saleencenter.htm

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Old 04-20-2004, 10:12 AM
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I thought that The Cobra was actually faster with a 4.4 time and the Saleen with a 4.7 time.

The Cobra has 6 speeds and the Saleen 5 because the Saleen is based on a Mustang GT.

I like them both. I voted for the Saleen cause I thought It'll be the one with less votes.

Saleen = 7 votes and Cobra = 2 (As of right now.)
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I disagree...

The Saleen is an awesome stang no doubt. However I'd take the Cobra over an S281 anyday! Think about what you're getting guys!

The Saleen is based on the Mustang GT, which means it still has a five speed tranny, a solid rear axle, and 2 valve per cylinder SOHC engine. It might be quicker than a Cobra due to it's lighter weight, but in the long haul you are gonna be able to squeeze more juice out of a Cobra, which is cheaper to begin with.

Think about it, the Cobra is packing the DOHC 4 valve per cylinder heads, a full IRS, and a six speed tranny. It makes its 390 horse with the blower pushing out 8 pounds of boost max! I'm not sure what the Saleen is pushing but I'd be willing to bet it's more than 8 pounds. Plus it's been shown (in mags like 5.0 Mustang and Hot Rod) that the Cobra comes with a very restrictive exhaust. Performance exhaust units have yielded up to ten horse in articles I've read. So thats 400 horse with just exhaust and factory everything else! Put a new pulley in there and crank up the boost and you have one mean stang.

I'd rather have the Cobra's understated looks than the Saleen body kit anyway, but that's just me. I've always wanted an awesome sleeper, a black Cobra would be pretty sweet.
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While the SVT, Saleen, and Roush will all perform fairly equally, the Saleen takes the cake for looks!
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I thought that The Cobra was actually faster with a 4.4 time and the Saleen with a 4.7 time.

The Cobra has 6 speeds and the Saleen 5 because the Saleen is based on a Mustang GT.

I like them both. I voted for the Saleen cause I thought It'll be the one with less votes.

Saleen = 7 votes and Cobra = 2 (As of right now.)
ya the cobra does 0-60 in 4.4 second while the saleen does it in 4.7sec.

i choose the cobra because my dad use to own a 86 cobra gt. and it was awesome.

but what if mustang had all its tuners put together a ultimate american car.
it will be like mustang saleen svt cobra r. that would be awesome
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ya the cobra does 0-60 in 4.4 second while the saleen does it in 4.7sec.

i choose the cobra because my dad use to own a 86 cobra gt. and it was awesome.

but what if mustang had all its tuners put together a ultimate american car.
it will be like mustang saleen svt cobra r. that would be awesome
Saleen body with Cobra R engine would be awesome.
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I am a ford fan in general and i like all of these cars mentioned but mypreference would have to be the SVT...cheap and powerful....
Other things that make me wonder what about warrenty? replacement parts? are other things that might effect an idea of buying one...the roush or saleen wouldent have ford warrenty would they?
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the roush or saleen wouldent have ford warrenty would they?
I really don't know, would be interesting to know. Maybe Saleen offers a warranty.... but as good as Ford's??
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:52 PM
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5.4 seconds 0-60 for an SVT Cobra? that's sounds extremely slow. I'm sure it's under 5 seconds.

Looks = obviously Saleen

Performance = Cobra
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