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"There’s a snake in the grille, instead of a pony, because this isn’t your ordinary Mustang II. It’s the King Cobra, the fanciest version on offer in the heady days of the late 1970s, when automotive visual flair was at its wildest. Available in a number of bold colors with bright red pinstripes, a huge hooded cobra menacing onlookers from the power-blistered hood, and the large “King Cobra” script on the tail and doors, there’s no mistaking it for anything else on the road. The sporty looks continue to the “lacy” pinstriped alloy wheels and the “5.0” badge on the hood bulge. The 302 cid V8 exhales through a pair of chrome exhaust tips poking out from under the ducktail spoiler on the trunk-lid. There are few cars that get you in the mood to pop in a period 8-track and rock out like the King Cobra. But if you’re not feeling nostalgic about the ‘70s performance, rummaging around in the garage will present numerous options for making this snake more vicious."
—Official description[1]

The 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra is a pony car by Ford that debuted in Forza Motorsport 4 and returned in Forza Horizon 2 as part of the Playground Select Car Pack.

It is featured as standard in all subsequent main series titles except for Forza Horizon 4.

Synopsis

The Mustang II marks the second generation of the Ford Mustang, which was introduced during the malaise era of the American auto industry. As a product of its time, the Mustang II was designed to compete against import sports cars and shared its platform with the Ford Pinto economy car.

Prior to the debut of the Foxbody Mustang in 1979, the third iteration of the Ford Mustang, the King Cobra was introduced that offered a distinct appearance package with various design elements taken from the Pontiac Trans Am.[2]

Drivetrain

The King Cobra of this generation uses a 4.9L Windsor V8, fitted with a two-barrel carburetor. However, due to new emissions regulations, the engine received a lower compression ratio, and now only made 140 hp (104 kW), a steep downgrade from the previous generation. This engine is mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The car itself, when tested by Road & Track, reached a top speed of 106 mph (171 km/h)

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide.png
Speed 3.1
Handling 4.1
Acceleration 4.9
Launch 5.3
Braking 4.0
F 174
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 5,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
Speed:
Top Speed: 122.8 mph  (197.6 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 28.200 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 143.3 ft (43.7 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 395.2 ft (120.5 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.78 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.74 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide.png
Speed 4.6
Handling 3.9
Acceleration 5.5
Braking 3.7
E 256
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 12,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
None
Speed:
Top Speed: 120.8 mph  (194.4 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 28.200 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 134.8 ft (41.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 343.1 ft (104.6 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.98 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.94 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide.png
Speed 4.6
Handling 3.8
Acceleration 5.5
Braking 3.5
Common FM7 T1.png
E 253
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer for 35,000
Performance & Division
Division:
Rebirth of Muscle
Collection Tier:
Tier 1 - Common (+65)
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 4.7
Handling 5.0
Acceleration 5.8
Launch 6.1
Braking 5.9
D 356
DLC:
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 5,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
US Street Muscle
Speed:
Top Speed: 123.5 mph  (198.7 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.833 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 28.181 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 164.9 ft (50.3 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 406.4 ft (123.9 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.73 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.74 g
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Speed 5.0
Handling 4.8
Acceleration 6.2
Launch 6.4
Braking 3.9
D 464
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 25,000 CR
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Classic Muscle
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data

Conversions

Icon Engine.png Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4.png 5.4L V8 (Cobra R '00)
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png 5.7L V8
7.0L V8 - H
5.9L V8 - Racing
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2.png 6.2L V8 (455 hp)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png 6.2L V8 (415 hp)
8.4L V10
6.5L V12
Icon Drivetrain.png Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png AWD
Icon Aspiration.png Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4.png Twin Turbo, Twin-Screw Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png Twin Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2.png Twin Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png Twin Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger

Gallery

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References

  1. "Playground Select Car Pack" . forzamotorsport.net . Retrieved 09-18-2018.
  2. "Performance Pretenders: 10 Malaise-Era Muscle Cars" . popularmechanics.com . Retrieved 05-23-2020.