Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Ford Racing Press | posted November 06, 2014 11:08
Early version of the car clocks 10.97 seconds on the quarter-mile
Ford Racing recently exhibited a one-off 2015 Mustang GT called the 'King Cobra' at the 2014 SEMA Show. It was built and designed by Ford Racing as a high performance street and drag-strip car that is exclusively equipped with the racing division's first add-on performance packages available for the 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,” said Jamie Allison, Director of Ford Racing.
Outside, the King Cobra is painted in a maroon finish and is accented by a distinct graphic design that mimics the scales of a snake. The bodykit overall remains stock apart from the revised hood. Finishing the exterior changes done to the are a set of larger wheels and tires.
Modifications done to the 2015 Mustang GT are split into 3 packages. The first is the Drag Pack which improves traction by installing heavy-duty shafts and a rear sub-frame kit complete with high performance bushings. Second is the Handling Pack that lowers ride height approximately by one inch with the use of front and rear lowering springs, new rear shocks and a stabilizer kit.
The last of the alterations is the Super Pack which makes use of a 2.3-liter Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharged engine that was co-developed by Ford Racing and Roush Performance. Along with the supercharger, the TVS engine also utilizes a six-rib belt drive system, a new intake manifold, electronic throttle body, a new air inlet system, fuel rail, high-flow fuel injectors and a air-to-liquid intercooler system.
Ford Racing declined to state any performance figures but they did state that it is now capable of cranking out 607 PS and an early version of it was able to finish the quarter-mile in just 10.97 seconds at the Milan Dragway in Michigan.