UTILITY FORD SPECIAL EDITION COBRA BUILD NUMBER 007 OF 100 MADE
SPECIAL EDITION COBRA UTE Build Number 007
Information relating to the introduction of the GT Cobra and Cobra
The GT Cobra model is celebrating the famous 1-2 victory formation at the 1977 Bathurst 1000
race which led to the release of the Cobra XC hardtop, the following year. The new FPV GT
Cobra combines the original XC Cobra’s bold styling with the latest in FPV engineering and
Production will be limited to 400 sedans and 100 utes with each vehicle having a unique Cobra
build badge identity. The accompanying information enclosed with this letter covers the product
and marketing strategy for these unique collectable vehicles.
Ford Performance Vehicles will allocate build numbers for sedans from 1 to 400 and 1 to 100 on
Utes and will be allocated on a “first in best dressed” basis.
Ford Performance Vehicles
GT COBRA SEDAN & COBRA UTE
Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) continues to deliver cutting edge, locally designed and
engineered high performance vehicles to the Australian market, leveraging the proven capabilities
of Prodrive Automotive Technology Asia Pacific and Ford Australia.
The GT Cobra not only provides great value for money but a genuine performance advantage with
the addition of FPV’s R Spec handling package and a high performance V8 engine which
produces 302kW of power.
Only 400 examples of the GT Cobra sedan and 100 examples of the Cobra ute will be built for
both Australia and New Zealand, each with a unique build number badge and certificate of
2.0 Product Features
The GT Cobra features a white exterior with blue racing stripes across the bonnet, roof and rear
deck lid and is completed by the unique coiled snake Cobra badge on each front fender. Both
variants will be powered by FPV’s high performance Boss 5.4-litre, quad-cam 32 valve V8 engine
producing 302kW of power and 540Nm of torque. In addition, both models will feature unique 19inch, 5 spoke alloy wheels with white accents and a machined-face finish, to complete the
standout exterior package.
The GT Cobra will only be offered in white with blue striping in both manual (closed ratio six speed
transmission with a high torque clutch) and automatic transmissions (ZF six speed transmission
with sequential sports shift). The GT Cobra has a limited slip differential and will also include
exclusive R Spec badging.
The interior of both the GT Cobra sedan and Cobra Ute is equally distinctive, with both variants
fitted with leather seats as standard with each seat carrying the Cobra logo.
3.0 Additional Features
The GT Cobra will have a build number badge with series number from 1 to 400 and a GT Cobra
Owner’s Certificate will form part of the owner’s gifts.
In addition to these unique features the GT Cobra also benefits from the following list of extra
• Improved volumetric efficiency of the engine above 3,750 rev/min.
This has been achieved by a new inlet camshaft profile to increase inlet valve lift and
duration with changes to the valve and valve spring to accommodate the increased valve
• Reduced exhaust pumping losses
The work required to pump exhaust gas out of the engine has been reduced by use of a
new exhaust camshaft profile to increase the exhaust valve lift and duration. A new
exhaust valve spring and valve is used to accommodate the increased valve lift.
• Improved combustion efficiency
Compression ratio has been increased from 10.5:1 to 10.8:1 improving scavenging of
combustion gas. The required fuel specification is unchanged at 95 RON.
• Engine Calibration
The engine calibration has been extensively revised to provide the optimum engine
operating conditions with the new components. Improvements have been made to improve
The GT Cobra
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