The 2015 Ford Mustang King Cobra is loaded with Ford Racing's drag package, handling package and Super Pack supercharger kit. This 5.0-liter V8 is outfitted with a 2.3-liter Roush supercharger for over 600 horsepower. Ford unveiled the King Cobra concept car at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas.
When equipped with drag slicks, the 2015 King Cobra performs the quarter mile in 10.97 seconds. The Twin Vortices Series supercharger is charged by a six-rib belt drive system. A performance-tuned ECU, electronic throttle body, high-flow fuel injectors and an air-to-liquid intercooler system add to the upgrades under the hood. Ford's Drag Pack and Handling Pack equip the King Cobra with high-performance half shafts and a stabilizer bar, an improved rear sub-frame kit including high-end bushings and lowering springs for a 1-inch drop in ground clearance. The concept-reveal also includes a custom snake-skin body wrap developed by 3M.
Ford last used the King Cobra moniker on its 1978 Mustang II with the 5.0-liter V8 performance option. The Cobra stamp was last placed on the 2004 4.6-liter Mustang GT. Ford's return to the complete King Cobra stamp for its 2015 concept is likely due to the re-coupling of the 5.0-liter V8 and the Cobra-class upgrades. Although the 2015 King Cobra is completely street legal, Ford has made no announcement on mass production of this one-off concept car.