Ernie Irvan's Personal 1995 Ford Mustang Svt Cobra R Coupe 2-door 5.8l on 2040-cars
Concord, North Carolina, United States
Engine:5.8L 351Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: White
Trim: SVT Cobra R Coupe 2-Door
Interior Color: Tan
Drive Type: RWD
Number of Cylinders: 8
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
Retired NASCAR driver ERNIE IRVAN'S personal 1995 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R!
This was a limited edition of 250 vehicles produced in 1995 and sold only to bona fide racers for competition use. Ernie purchased it in 1995 and has held on to it until now. The car was delivered with 6 miles on the odometer. It now reads 8 miles. Ernie holds a North Carolina Certificate of Title for the car, but he never registered it for street use.
All 1995 Cobra R models were painted white with a saddle interior, two bucket seats, and a semi-upholstered ledge where the rear seat used to be. The pass-through to the trunk is open.
Specifications for the vehicle include:
5.8 liter V-8, 351 cubic inches
Tremac five-speed gear box
Aluminum two-row radiator
20 gallon fuel cell
Domed fiberglass hood
280 horsepower @ 5250 rpm
Rack and pinion steering
Water-to-oil power steering cooler
Front MacPherson struts
30 millimeter anti-roll bar
Rear progressive rate coils
27 millimeter rear anti-roll bar
Koni double-adjustable shocks
13-inch-diameter ventilated front rotors with PBR dual-piston calipers
17x9-inch aluminum five-spoke wheels
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:58:00 EST
Perhaps it's fitting that the band Pantera is known for its heavy metal music, because the DeTomaso Pantera is the automotive equivalent of a metal album. It's short, aggressive and makes a mean sound. It doesn't mess around either, with a Ford 351-cubic-inch (5.75-liter) V8 sending mountains of torque to the rear wheels. This week, Jay Leno takes us on a detailed tour of his '71 to show why it rocks.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:45:00 EST
There's a regular format to Jay Leno's Garage. It starts with Jay and maybe a guest taking a look at the car and talking about its history, and then they take it out on the open road. However, this video is practically a Pantera buyer's guide. Jay is adamant from the start that the last thing anyone should own is a stock example. To remedy this, he and his guest, the editor of the Pantera Club magazine, take viewers to school about some of the ways to turn them into even better performance machines.
No matter what you do to it, though, the Pantera requires that the driver adapt to it, not the other way around. For example, Jay isn't a big guy by most standards, but he has to cram himself into the cockpit with his shoes off and shirt partially unbuttoned just to go for a drive. Still, once out on the road, it all makes sense with that rumbling V8 and those Italian supercar looks. Scroll down to watch and learn a lot more about this uncompromising '70s performance car.
Formula One World Champions Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell haven't been on good terms since the 1986 season, when Piquet joined Mansell at the Williams team and Piquet spent the year privately fuming about not being granted the status of number one driver. Things only got worse from there - even though Piquet won the title the following year with Williams, still partnered with Mansell, the fuming was a lot less private.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:00:00 EST
They're back together after a 25-year silence, in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil to drive the new Ford Fusion. Called "Fusion Grand Prix," both men get the new Ford sedan, prepped to their liking - but still street legal, we assume - for a race to decide... well, who is faster behind the wheel of a Fusion.
There will be four episodes, with the first two having already aired. The third episode comes on January 29 and the race happens February 5. You'll find two video episodes and a press release below, but note - because it's a campaign for Ford Brazil, Piquet's dialogue in the vids isn't translated, so hit the Closed Captioning button to hear his side of the smack talking.
Is there a more iconic, American racecar than the Ford GT40? That may be a discussion for another day (although by all means, tell us how wrong we are in Comments), but this video of heaps of GT40s running in the Goodwood Revival races certainly has us thinking that Ford's Ferrari-killer might just be the best racer the Land Of The Free and Home Of The Brave has ever come up with.
That's completely ignoring the fact that the GT40 was largely developed by Brits using American money, but that's besides the point (there was also a rather brash Texan, who had a big role later in development). The resulting vehicle was dominant, besting the cars of Il Commendatore from 1966 to 1969, although it should be noted that Ford's GT40 was unable to beat Ferrari in its first two Le Mans outings in 1964 and 1965.
Those four years of dominance, which started with Ford sweeping the podium, were enough to establish the GT40's legend. And now, here we are almost 50 years later, celebrating the mid-engined monsters at Goodwood, in their first ever one-make race. Take a look below for the entire video.