Ford revealed the Mustang King Cobra package a few days ago at the 2014 SEMA Show, which basically is a Ford Racing kit for dealer installation. Road & Track got together with Ford Racing’s Jesse Kershaw to “suss out the juicy details” − here’s what they came up with:
- Ford currently has no plans to offer the snake-inspired wrap, but if a customer wanted it, it likely would cost around $15,000.
- It was mentioned at SEMA that the display car was fitted with a prototype off-road exhausts, which basically were a set of American Racing headers used on the Cobra Jet race car. Ford doesn’t sell them but they are available from American Racing at an estimated cost of $1700.
- Ford hasn’t tested the King Cobra with street legal exhausts and calibrations so quarter-mile times are currently not known, but likely a few tenths of a second slower than the show car’s 10.97.
- The calibration is one-off and will not be sold to the public, but an emissions-legal calibration is included in the supercharger kit.
- Both the front and rear Mickey Thompson tires shown on the King Cobra are DOT-approved. Up front are a pair of 18-inch Sportsman Fronts, while out back is their all-new ET Street R that debuted at SEMA.
Consisting of Ford Racing’s “Drag Pack,” “Handling Pack,” and “Super Pack” supercharger kit, the King Cobra puts out 600+ horsepower. “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,” said Ford Racing’s Jamie Allison.