**Updated with video and press release**
The Mustang KING COBRA has returned from the 70’s and its been pumped full of steroids. The Mustang KING COBRA concept was just unveiled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas with Ford rep Jamie Allison and NASCAR legend Richard Petty doing the honors. Details are a little scarce at the moment but we do know this new 2015 concept features a host of Ford Racing performance parts.
In a video shown at the unveiling it was stated the Mustang KING COBRA concept dropped a 10.97-second quarter-mile time. The gradient paint scheme and massive Cobra on the hood give this 2015 Mustang concept a sinister look. Keep checking back for more details.
Ford Racing is excited to introduce a special 2015 Mustang GT built exclusively with off-the-shelf Ford Racing performance parts. Named the “King Cobra,” there is no question this custom machine has some serious bite.
Built to be a high-performance street-and-drag strip car, the King Cobra can be replicated by any Mustang owner with the help of Ford Racing’s extensive parts catalog.
“At Ford Racing, we like to push cars to their absolute limit,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. “This is something we have been doing for over 113 years and why we were so excited to get our hands on the all-new, 2015 Mustang.
“We wanted Mustang enthusiasts to be able to open up the Ford Racing parts catalog and get one of everything and see what they could get. We think the King Cobra package is it. But none of this great work would be possible if Team Mustang had not built the best production Mustang yet.”
This one-off concept is a showcase for Ford Racing’s first performance packages available for the 2015 Mustang. It is equipped with Ford Racing’s “Drag Pack,” “Handling Pack,” and “Super Pack” supercharger kit that helps the King Cobra produce 600+ horsepower.
The Drag Pack includes heavy-duty half shafts, and a rear sub-frame kit with pre-installed high-performance bushings to improve traction and put optimum power to the ground under hard acceleration.
The Handling Pack lowers the car approximately one inch with front and rear lowering springs – the front springs on pre-assembled struts. The Handling Pack also includes rear shocks and a stabilizer bar kit.
The key component of the Super Pack is a 2.3L Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger assembly, co-developed and co-branded by Ford Racing and ROUSH Performance. Accompanying the supercharger is a six-rib belt drive system, intake manifold, electronic throttle body, air inlet system, fuel rail and high-flow fuel injectors, complete air-to-liquid intercooler system and the Ford Racing performance computer calibration.
Ford Racing recently took the an early version of the King Cobra package on a 2015 Mustang to Michigan’s Milan Dragway, where the car proved its performance capabilities with a stunning quarter-mile elapsed time of 10.97 seconds.