If you’re a Mustang enthusiast on Instagram, chances are you’ve seen Cristian Diaz’s mint Dark Shadow Grey (DSG) ’03 Cobra (the ’03-’04 Cobras were also known as codename Terminator).
It all began when Cristian was 13. His older brother took him out to his very first street race back in ’04, and that’s exactly where he witnessed his dream car – an ’04 SVT Cobra. Cristian didn’t know it at the time, but the car would quickly grow on him. “I still remember it like it was yesterday, it was a Competition Orange ‘Terminating’ all the competition it came across,” says Cristian. It was then Cristian decided his dream car was an ’03/’04 Cobra – also known as a Terminator or ‘Termi’ for short.
Finally after a long wait, he purchased his garage kept 2003 DSG Cobra with only 15k miles in April of 2009. It certainly didn’t take long for the modding to begin!
Swapping to a smaller pulley with supporting mods allowed the car to put down a stout 475 rwhp/485 ft/lbs tq. Cristian recently finished his dream build which consisted of a built 4V paired with a 2.9L Whipple supercharger system, now making 790 rwhp/702 ft/lbs tq!
Cristian is really happy with where the car stands as of now, although he has future plans to hit the 1k rwhp mark by adding a 4.0L Whipple supercharger thus making it an even more badass Street and Strip car, ultimately living up to it’s name of ‘1SIKDSG.’
Photographer: Arnulfo Vega
2003 Svt Cobra Dark Shadow Gray 60k Miles
Owner: Cristian Diaz
Exterior: Vis Carbon Fiber 3.5″ Cowl, Carbon Driven Carbon Fiber Wiper Cowl, Carbon Fiber “Cobra” Inserts, Carbon Fiber custom emblems, Smoked Headlights (clear corners), Full LED Lighting, 55w output HID Headlights, Foglights, Smoked Tailights, Sequential Tailights, Smoked Sidemarkers, CCW Classic Wheels (gloss black centers), Wrapped in Toyo R888 Tires (275/35/18) and (335/30/18), SVT Stenciled AFCO dual pass intercooler, Painted Gloss Black Roof.
Interior: ’04 Cobra Interior (dark grey inserts), Custom Ford Racing gauges (oil pressure, fuel pressure, water temp), Speed Hut Custom SVT Boost Gauge and A/F Gauge, Full LED Lighting, Alpine 6×8 Speakers all around, Alpine 4 Channel Amp, Custom Ported Kicker Box x2 12″ Kicker CVX 1,000 watts each, Kicker 1,000.1 amp, Pioneer Double Din Navigation, Full Interior Dynamat, Cobra Floor Mats.
Engine: Fully Built 4V Motor (iron block) 1000hp capable – Builder EFI Powerhouse San Jose, Ca., Return Style Fuel System (E-85), Fore innovations Fuel Rails, Injector Dynamics ID1000, -8 Feed -10 Return Magnafuel Pro 750 Exterior Pump, Whipple Superchargers 2.9L @ 22.5 Lbs of boost, Mac 5/8 Ceramic Longtube Headers, Mac Shorty X Pipe, Bassani Fully Polished 3″ Catback, MMR 7qt Oil Pan, JLT High Boost Intake (painted to match DSG), LFP Single Blade Throttle Body, Billetflow 4pc Idler Kit, Metco Lower Pulley Kit, Canton Coolant Tanks, Custom Catch Can Setup, “Powered by SVT” Coil Covers (powdercoated DSG), the following were powdercoated wrinkle black – Valve Covers, Timing Chain Cover, Pulley Bridge, Supercharger and Coolant Tanks and Accessories, “Terminator” Radiator Cover, MRT Hood Struts, Optima Battery, Carbon Fiber Fuse Box Cover.
Suspension and Drivetrain: UPR Chromoly K-Member, Coilover Front Suspension, Baer Big Brake 14″ Brakes Slotted/Drilled Rotors, Maximum Motorsports Caster Camber Plates, Steeda Bumpsteer Kit, Bilstein Shocks/Struts, H&R SS Rear Springs, IRS Full Tilt Boogie Racing Bushing Upgrade, Ford Racing 3.73 Gear Ratio, LPW Differential Cover, Viper Spec T-56 Transmission with Liberty 26 Spline Input Shaft, McLeod RXT Clutch and Aluminum Flywheel, TOB, and Adjustable Clutch Cable, Steeda Firewall Adjuster and Quadrant, MGW Race Short Shifter, Hurst Shift Knob.
– slammedstangs approved