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Glenn Fukui's 1999 Cobra: Stealth Fighter
Glenn Fukui's '99 Cobra proves looks can be deceiving--exotics beware!
Moving to the goods beneath the hood, the 4.6 DOHC mill is still factory stock for now, including the glass-jaw hypereutectic pistons, but the bolt-ons are what give this Mustang it's exoticar grunt. Cranking out up to 10 pounds of boost is an ATI-ProCharger P-1SC, complete with its three-core intercooler, which Glenn modified and detailed for a near OEM look. Ford Racing Performance Parts 42-pound injectors team with an '03 Cobra fuel-pump/tank combination for adequate juice, while pertinent electronics consist of a Pro-M Univer mass air, a MAFterburner Plus, an Afterburner-eFPC, and an FJO wideband 02 sensor. Other notable upgrades include a Steeda timing adjuster, a Cobra R radiator and degas bottle, an engine oil cooler, a trunk-mounted battery, FRPP headers, and an FR500 exhaust.
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