The King Cobra pays homage to the limited edition Mustang of the same name from 1978. The King Cobra name was used in racing by Shelby before that, and Ford planned to bring the badge to NASCAR in 1970 before a rule change made the car stillborn.
The 2015 King Cobra features a whole host of modifications over a standard V8 Mustang on which it has been based, the tuning work having been done by Ford Racing.
It gets a supercharger to push power to 616bhp, a special 'Drag Pack' for the chassis, a 'Handling Pack' for the suspension, and upgraded brakes. It also gets its own distinctive livery and some special Recaro seats and a short-throw gearlever inside.
The King Cobra has already clocked a 10.97sec quarter mile run at 128mph.
Ford invited several tuners to produce Mustangs for SEMA. Other Mustangs included a gold-themed model produced by Galpin Auto Sports, and a light blue Petty’s Garage-tuned model that will be auctioned for charity.
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