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. The 1997 release of this casting features a black racing stripe tampo with '5.0 MUSTANG' in large text. Comically, the casting lacks the raised centre of the bonnet/hood to accommodate for such an engine size. However, the casting features the grille design from the 'Turbo 79' 5.0 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|
|Red HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||5SP||1997||China|