Note: For the Race Car, see Mustang Cobra.
A former Corgi casting that made a very short run as a Hot Wheels Vehicle before being retired. The Casting features a trailer hitch and opening rear hatch. This is known as the "Ford Mustang Turbo Cobra 79". During it's time as a Corgi casting, which started in 1981,this casting was called "Ford Mustang Cobra" same as the Hot Wheels version.
In 1979, the 'Turbo' variation of the Cobra Mustang was equipped with a 2.3 Litre Overhead Cam (OHC) engine and was introduced in October 1978 and the 'Turbo' variant was not offered across the border in Canada, unlike with most US-market cars where traditionally and due to the the US and Canada sharing a border, there is little variation between models sold in Canada or the US. The acceleration from 0-60 Miles per hour (100 Kilometers per hour) was 9.8 seconds when new. The real 'Turbo 79' version of the mustang was equipped with a 5.0 Litre engine, which would entail a slight raising of the centre of the bonnet/hood to accommodate for this, which the Corgi and later Hot wheels versions lack. Ironically this Casting was made with the grille from the 'Turbo 79' variant.
Hot wheels has made 3 other versions of the Third Generation Ford Mustang:
This Hot Wheels vehicle has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|16020||1996||1996 FAO Schwarz Series III Set.||Black||Yellow HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||
|623||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||Metallic Pink||Black Hood, "5.0 Mustang" Yellow stripe at bottom||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||LW||95540||China|
|623||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||Metallic Pink||Black Hood, "5.0 Mustang" Yellow stripe at bottom||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||5SP||95540||China|
|1997||1997||1997 BackPack 5-Pk||
|Red HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||5SP||1997||China|