Eric English
September 1, 2003

Power output is to this point unmeasured, but the considerable twist is sent rearward via an aluminum flywheel, a Centerforce clutch, a T56 six-speed, and a PST carbon-fiber driveshaft. The PHP-braced 8.8 was fitted with 4.10 gears and a Torsen differential, so you know the rev-happy Four-Valve is getting a real workout at the whim of the driver's right foot.

Such enthusiastic driving is what Glenn's Cobra is all about, and it seems the perfect high-tech partner to his yestertech '66 Tiger-a nitrous-fed, Boss-blocked screamer. Compared to the high-strung Sunbeam, modern technology makes for a ride that is truly dual purpose, yet both cars reinforce one of Glenn's basic tenets in life-which is to say all his vehicles must approach a lofty 500hp threshold. Yet another stablemate and participant in this big power game is an F350 dually with a blower-cammed EFI 460 and Vortech S-Trim. It makes for quite a tow rig, to be sure! Did we mention the extension of the 500-horse rule is that all vehicles in Glenn's life be Ford-powered? Yup, and it helps further explain the absence of an exotic in his garage, doesn't it? Now when the new Ford GT hits the market...

5.0 Tech Specs

Block Stock
Displacement 281 ci
Crank Stock
Rods Stock
Pistons Stock
Heads Stock
Camshaft Stock
Intake Stock
Throttle Body Stock
Mass Air Pro-M Univer
Fuel System FRPP 42-lb injectors, '03 Cobra variable-voltage pumps and tank, Afterburner electronic fuel-pressure controller
Exhaust FRPP headers and FR500 exhaust
Power Adder ATI-ProCharger P-1SC
Transmission T56 six-speed w/B&M billet shifter
Rearend 8.8-in w/4.10 gears and Torsen diff, PHP brace

Engine Management EEC V w/MAFterburner Plus
Ignition Stock
Gauges Auto Meter