Ford Mustang II Cobra, 1978 MY

The Ford Mustang II Cobra is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which supplies its power to the rear wheels. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 2.3 litre capacity. This powerplant features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 88 bhp (89 PS/66 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 160 N·m (118 lb·ft/16.3 kgm) at 2800 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. Claimed weight at the kerb is 1250 kg.

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Ford Mustang II Cobra
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Key facts

Ford Mustang II Cobra, 1978 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4445 mm
How heavy?
1250 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2301 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
89 PS / 88 bhp / 66 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
160 Nm / 118 ft.lb / 16.3 kgm @ 2800 rpm

Ford Mustang models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 2301 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW
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 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW
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

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1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra data
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 1250 kg 2756 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 49.2 litres 10.8 UK Gal 13 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.3 litre
2301 cc
(140.416 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96.04 × 79.4 mm
3.78 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.21
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
89 PS (88 bhp) (66 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
38.2 bhp/litre
0.63 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
160 Nm (118 ft·lb) (16.3 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
69.53 Nm/litre
0.84 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Holley-Weber carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 873.8 kPa (126.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 575.25 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 71.38 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
52.5 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
70.4 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 19.05 kg/kW
31.82 lb/bhp
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 3.18
general
Carfolio.com ID229779
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra added 2011-01-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.