Ford Racing’s King Cobra Mustang Reigns Supreme


In case desert temperatures weren’t enough things are really heating up in Las Vegas because Ford just revealed a certifiably bad-a** Mustang, the King Cobra.

This modified 2015 pony features a host of off-the-shelf performance parts from Ford Racing. The car is up-fitted with the company’s “Drag Pack,” “Handling Pack” and “Super Pack,” enhancements that dramatically improve its chassis, driveline and engine.

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The King Cobra’s most enticing enhancement is, of course, found under the hood. Thanks to a supercharger the car’s 5.0-liter V8 engine has been tuned to deliver more than 600 hp. The blower was co-developed with Roush Performance.

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Feeding the hungry supercharger everything it needs is an upgraded intake manifold, high-flow injectors and fuel rails, a bigger throttle-body, an air-to-liquid intercooler and special computer tuning to make it all play nicely together.

But what does 600 hp actually mean? Well, an early-build version of the car annihilated the quarter mile in 10.97 seconds at 128 miles an hour. Is that fast enough for you?

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