The Staff @ AFM
Registered: March 2002
Location: Long Beach
The bodywork of the Super Stallion takes a step forward from the King Cobra by providing proper room for the needed wheels and tires. Custom front and rear fenders provide extra width and opening size. The King Cobra, given the standard early SN95 fender wells, was left at a strange angle in order to get the needed wheels and tires under the car.
Possibly, this car was simply the King Cobra underneath, with the new engine added. In any case, when the car was revealed, the production '99 Cobra with it's entirely different IRS suspension was already well in the pipeline and would be shown to the press 6 months later. The reworked 1999 Mustang was the result of a 750-million dollar (over-)budget, led by Janine Bay, including the cost of the design and production prep of the IRS that was used in production.