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We spy the Ford Mustang King Cobra early at SEMA

Tue, 04 Nov 2014

As is the case with most auto shows, waiting for the reveal of hot new models is the worst part. So, while our own Drew Phillips has been wandering the halls here in Las Vegas since they unlocked the doors for SEMA 2014, we didn't expect him to come back with any big reveals until later in the day. Until this happened.

Meandering by the Ford stand, Phillips eagle-eyed a trunk lid that caught his attention. Popping out from an otherwise draped 2015 Mustang, the matte black lid clearly has the name King Cobra embossed on the rear.

That name is interesting for a few reasons: to start, Ford hasn't used the Cobra name (without "Jet" attached) since way back in 2004, so a new snake is certainly something to take note of. Second, the King Cobra name dates all the way back to the ill-remembered Mustang II, meaning there is a clear link to Blue Oval history here.

Just exactly what this 2015 Mustang King Cobra might be, is still unclear. There's some logic to the idea that it could be a follow up for the drag-prepped Cobra Jet car, though nothing concrete about our two images to support that.

Stay tuned though, Ford will be pulling the silks back on this one later today, and we'll report back with the full story.

By Seyth Miersma

See also: Motorweek goes retro with '80s hot hatch shootout, Mustang GT350 reveal coming Nov 17?, 2015 Ford Mustang GT Line-Lock Burnout.