Re: Memories of the Falcon Cobra From Originator, Edsel Ford II
Engines: 4.9-litre, OHV, V8, 4-barrel carburettor, 9.2:1 compression ratio, 202bhp (151kW) @ 4000rpm, 268lb/ft (364Nm) torque @3000rpm. 5.7-litre, OHV, V8, 4-barrel carburetor, 8.9:1 compression ratio, 217bhp (162kW) @ 4500rpm, 317lb/ft (429Nm) torque @ 2700rpm. Dual exhaust system.
Transmission: 4-speed manual, all synchro, floor shift. Ratios - 1st 2.46:1; 2nd 1,78:1; 3rd 1.27:1; 4th 1.00:1 - Reverse 2.47:1. 3-speed automatic, T-Bar floor shift. Ratios - 1st 2.40:1; 2nd 1.47:1; 3rd 1.00:1 - Reverse 2.00:1
Rear Axle: Limited Slip Differential - Manual 3.00:1; Auto 2.75:1
Suspension: Front - Independent with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and stabiliser bar. Rear - Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers, 18mm stabiliser bar.
Brakes: Front and rear - power assisted 286mm diameter ventilated discs.
Wheels: 15" Globe Bathurst alloy.
Tyres: ER70H15 textile radial.
Performance: 0-100km/h - 8.9 seconds; Standing 400m - 16.0 seconds.
Fuel Tank: 17.5 gallons (79.5 litres).
Exterior: Snowhite body colour with blue racing stripes over bonnet, roof and boot. Tinted band laminated screen; Quartz Halogen headlights; Long range driving lights; front spoiler with air scoops for front brakes; rear deck lid spoiler; bonnet scoops; tinted rear window with demister; styled right and left hand rear view mirrors; 4-jet screen washers.
Interior: Scheel reclining sports front seats and rear bench seat with special Cobra trim; Cut pile carpets; AM push-button radio with lock-down aerial; Comprehensive sports instrumentation; 'Soft-feel' sports steering wheel; Power-assisted ventilation; 3-speed heater/demister with illuminated controls; Steering column stalk for turn and lane change signals, high/low beam' headlight flasher and horn; 2-speed screen wipers with anti-lift vane fitted to driver's side; Prismatic day/night interior mirror.
Options: Air-conditioning; Power windows; Power steering.