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1999 SVT Cobra - Parental Control
Jeremy Drake's Twin-Turbo '99 Cobra Is A Representation Of The Sacrifices Parents Make For Their Children.
After a few broken transmissions, Jeremy decided it was time to go with a tougher gearbox. Since he knew some guys that had good luck with the TH400, he called on Mike Ridings at Ridings Transmissions (Detroit, Michigan) to build one that could handle the kind of power he was making.
Though it now only makes 664 rwhp and 588 lb-ft of torque through the automatic, the real improvement is on the timeslip. Recently, Jeremy peddled his slick Snake to a best of 9.87 at 125 mph. "I drove it to the dragstrip, ran 9s, and drove it home ... it doesn't get any better than that in my book," he says.
It's almost unbelievable that the purchase of the car and the installation of the twin turbos were sacrifices Jeremy made for his daughter. Life should be such a fairytale for the rest of us.