Ford Mustang II King Cobra, 1978 MY US.CA

The Mustang II King Cobra is a rear wheel drive coupé motor car with a front mounted engine, manufactured by Ford. The Ford Mustang II King Cobra's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.9 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it has an output of 133 bhp (135 PS/99 kW) of power at 3600 rpm, and maximum torque of 330 N·m (243 lb·ft/33.7 kgm) at 1600 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels.

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Ford Mustang II King Cobra -
Ford Mustang II King Cobra
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Key facts

Ford Mustang II King Cobra, 1978 MY US.CA information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4445 mm
What size engine?
4.9 litre, 4942 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
135 PS / 133 bhp / 99 kW @ 3600 rpm
How much torque?
330 Nm / 243 ft.lb / 33.7 kgm @ 1600 rpm

Ford Mustang models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
Ford Mustang II Cobra -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1250 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 1280 kg
Ford Mustang II King Cobra -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 141 PS 139 bhp 104 kW 1385 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2792 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 1300 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2792 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW

Similar models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4982 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1394 kg
Isuzu Asso di Fiori -
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 1818 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4999 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 1333 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4999 cm3 132 PS 130 bhp 97 kW 1328 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4999 cm3 127 PS 125 bhp 93 kW 1342 kg
1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra data
Applicable to the Californian, USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2443 mm 96.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1412 mm 55.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1417 mm 55.8 inches
Length 4445 mm 175 inches
Width 1783 mm 70.2 inches
Height 1278 mm 50.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62.5 litres 13.7 UK Gal 16.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.9 litre
4942 cc
(301.579 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 76.2 mm
4 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.33
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
135 PS (133 bhp) (99 kW)
at 3600 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
26.9 bhp/litre
0.44 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
330 Nm (243 ft·lb) (33.7 kgm)
at 1600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
66.77 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
Fuel system 1 Motorcraft carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 839.1 kPa (121.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 617.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 236 mm
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.00
general
Carfolio.com ID229691
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra added 2011-01-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.