Fox Body Mustang Looks & Sounds Killer as a Terminator Cobra
Enthusiast goes the extra mile with his car by combining the looks of a Fox body with the guts and grunt of the supercharged New Edge Cobra.
What do the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Mustang have in common? If you see one out on the road, there’s a 99 percent certainty it’s been modified in some way. Some mods are as simple as a different air filter. Others are purely cosmetic, such as a different shift knob or a sticker showing Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes urinating on a Chevrolet bow tie. Then there are Mustangs like this Fox body, which is on a completely different level of custom.
Like many other Mustangs out there, this 1992 Fox sports its share of visual upgrades, which David Patterson (aka ThatDudeinBlue) shows in his recent review of it. Its bulging hood is held in place with a pair of hood pins. Fresh headlight casings flank the blue oval in the grille. And the whole package sits nice and low on top of aftermarket wheels and tires.
As cool as this Mustang looks on the outside, it’s what’s inside that makes this build truly special – and we’re not just talking about what’s in the engine bay.
Instead of keeping the motor stock or dumping money into power adders, the owner of this black beast, Jonathan Whitaker, decided to take a completely different route. He got his hands on the supercharged 4.6-liter V8 and 6-speed manual gearbox from a New Edge “Terminator” Cobra and put them in his car. Whitaker went a step further by tossing out the stock blower and replacing it with a VMP Gen 3 TVS supercharger. He also made the whole setup E85 compatible. Output is up from the OEM Cobra’s 390 horsepower to more than 700, which helps Whitaker’s Mustang run 10-second quarter miles. Patterson says, “It’s nothing to be messed around with.” We have to agree.
Whitaker could’ve just stopped there and had himself a badass modified Mustang. He didn’t. As Patterson puts it, “This interior is rad because it has the Terminator interior.” Yep, you read that right. Whitaker yanked out the stock steering wheel, dashboard, seats, and trim, and installed the same kind of hardware from a New Edge Cobra. While he was at it, he also put in some Corbeau racing seats, hardnesses, and, of course, a different shift knob. What custom Mustang would be complete without one?
Putting a Terminator Cobra engine in almost any car would make it more fun. When you put it in a Fox body that only weighs 3,100 pounds, you make it into what Patterson calls “a Terminator on steroids” that wants to spin its rear tires at highway speeds. Whitaker’s Mustang may not be 100 percent Terminator Cobra, but it’s loud and angry and goes like hell so it’s still 100 percent Mustang.
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