Likewise, the suspension is sublime in its well-balanced responses, while still shrugging off the worst that Detroit's beleaguered pavement has to offer. We mentioned that Primo now heads a company called Performance Solutions, and one of its first products can be found in this car's spring/damper combination. The coil rates are specifically calculated to account for the added nose weight of an intercooled supercharger on an aluminum Three-Valve engine (notice how Primo's GT sits level, not nose-low), and the Tokico damper housings now contain proprietary, patent-pending Performance Solutions valving. We came away suitably impressed with both handling and ride quality, the latter being particularly commendable considering that the car runs on 20-inch rolling stock.
The main thrust of Performance Solutions' business appears to be making Ford dealers comfortable with the idea of offering quality aftermarket-enhanced GTs right from their showrooms-with warranty, to boot. It's no wonder, then, that Primo's rolling business card combines all the adrenaline of aftermarket performance with the sophistication and overall good manners of a factory-built Mustang. Why can't my business card be that effective? And fun.
The Cobra theme continues inside with a GT500 wheel (with custom Cobra airbag) and seats.
5.0 Tech Spec
Engine and Drivetrain
Comp Cams blower-grind Stage 2 XFI VSR
Stock aluminum Three-Valve
FRPP/Whipple Big Boost twin-screw intercooled
blower, 12 psi
Bassani X-crossover with cats, Bassani after-catTransmission
GT500 TR6060 six-speed w/low-friction coatingsClutch
Zoom D2 twin-disc; aluminum flywheel
FRPP 3.73:1 gearset; Torsen diff
Stock with FRPP calibration
2005 Cobra GT The GT500 hood is now held up by CDC struts and covers an FRPP/Whipple-blow
Chassis and Suspension
GT500 upper strut mounts
Baer 14-inch two-piece rotors; PBR calipersWheels
Foose Nitro, 20x8.5
GT500 lower arms
Brakes>br Baer drilled/slotted rotors
Foose Nitro, 20x10