• This Supercharged Terminator Ford Mustang Is Not For the Faint Hearted

This fourth-generation Ford Mustang Cobra packs as much punch as the 2020 Shelby GT500

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The fourth-generation Mustang wasn’t exactly a looker when it first broke cover in 1993, but Ford fixed that with the "New Edge" redesign in late 1998. More importantly, Ford rolled out a new SVT Cobra model, while the Cobra R made a comeback for 2000 with 385 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. But the Cobra R wasn’t the ultimate fourth-gen Mustang.

In 2003, Ford and SVT unveiled the Terminator Cobra. Powered by a supercharged 4.6-liter engine instead of the Cobra’s 5.4-liter V-8, the Terminator came with 390 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque on tap, along with unique design features and updates. A notable output back in 2003, 390 horsepower doesn’t seem that spectacular in 2020, but someone noticed the Terminator’s potential and turned it into an even more menacing beast.

This Supercharged Terminator Ford Mustang Is Not For the Faint Hearted
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This SVT Terminator is owned by Alex, a guy who decided that 390 horsepower is not enough. He removed the engine to add forged internals and added a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger instead of the factory blower. The upgrades plus the return-style fuel system increased the V-8’s output to a massive 750 horsepower. That’s almost as much as the 2020 Shelby GT500, powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 that puts out 760 horsepower.

This Supercharged Terminator Ford Mustang Is Not For the Faint Hearted
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The exterior sports a few new features too, starting with the engine hood that features a big bulge for the supercharger, a new bumper with redesigned vents, and new rims wrapped in beefier rubber. The interior includes more hints about the drag-racing capability of this Mustang thanks to a set of Sparco front seats, a rear seat delete, and racing harnesses.

The beefed-up Terminator Cobra has been featured by Autotopia LA in a nine-minute video, so you can see how quick it is and how that V-8 sounds in the video below.

Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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