The Cobra has been missing from the market for quite some time. In order to give fans something to crave for, Ford released the Cobra Jet last year. However, unlike the usual Cobra, this is a drag-built car meant for drag use only. Because of that, many people started to wonder how a new Cobra would look. Well, the interesting part is that there are quite strong rumors about a future 2017 Ford Mustang Cobra. Just like with the original models, this would be an upgraded version of the GT with more power and nice features. It will also be built in a limited number of vehicles. This will allow it to retain its value in time which will be highly appreciated among all car people.
2017 Ford Mustang Cobra Price
So far it seems that the future Cobra will be quite similar to the current GT. However, there will be major differences between the two. For starters, the car is expected to use the same front end as the GT350. This means it will have the lower-mounted headlights and grille and the slightly wider intake in the bumper. The actual body of the car, on the other hand, should be quite close to the regular GT. There is still no word on the price of the car. If the rumors end up to be true we could look at a $70,000 Mustang. This would make it more expensive than the GT350 cars. However, it would also be built in fewer units so it will be a lot more exclusive.
Some of the most believable rumors suggest for a 5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine. While this seems similar to the regular GT, the 2017 Ford Mustang Cobra will get a highly revised powertrain. The only thing which it will actually share with the base GT will likely be the displacement. The engine will be an all-aluminum unit. This should get double-overhead cams cylinder heads, four valves per cylinder and an entirely new intake system with direct injection. The engine would actually have a lot more in common with the 5.2-liter Voodoo. Unlike this, though, it should make more torque at roughly 520 lb-ft of it and less power. Rumors suggest for an output of around 500 horsepower which should still be plenty for a car like this.
A supercharger has also been rumored for a long time. However, this is unlikely considering that the only Cobra to feature one was the Terminator. Instead, the naturally aspirated engine would allow for a much nicer driving experience. A 6-speed manual transmission is likely going to be used for it. Also, a mechanical limited slip differential will definitely be offered on the base trim level.
Unfortunately, the rumors are not as specific about the car’s design. The future 2017 Ford Mustang Cobra will likely be quite similar to the regular GT but it should also add a few unique touches to the mix. We really do hope that Ford will base its design on the original models of the Cobra. We expect a large front splitter up front, a new fixed rear wing at the back and hopefully, side exhausts. All of these should make for a highly aggressive looking car that will be a throwback to the past.
2017 Ford Mustang Cobra Interior
We do hope that Ford will not look at the older models when updating the interior of the new car. Why? Well, the previous car had no air conditioning or even a radio. The new 2017 Ford Mustang Cobra should feature an infotainment system, climate control but that’s about it. Highly supportive Recaro seats should be offered as standard while an Alcantara-wrapped interior will likely be offered on the base trim level.