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2015 Ford Mustang King Cobra Bows at SEMA With 600+ hp

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/4/2014 Chris Clonts
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A crowd 15- or 20-people deep cheered as the 2015 Ford Mustang King Cobra was unveiled at the annual SEMA show. They had reason to cheer, as the automaker said the King Cobra checks in with more than 600 hp and runs the quarter-mile in less than 11 seconds.

"This is what you get when you take one of everything from our parts bin," Ford Racing Director Jamie Allison said. "It's all bolt-on parts." In a sign that Ford is riding high on this year's Mustang introduction, Allison was breezy with a self-deprecating reference to the King Cobra's original heritage (the 1978 Mustang II) and the weekend's brawl-filled action in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing.

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The King Cobra, which looks spectacular with a black, gold, and red paint job which sports what looks like scales over the entire body and a gigantic cobra on the hood, adds about 200 hp to the Mustang GT's 435 hp. We don't have details yet on the rest of the specs, but you can see that the rear rubber is made for straight-line racing despite the 2015 Mustang's independent rear suspension.

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Stock-car racing legend Richard Petty, a differnet kind of king, was on hand for the unveiling.

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