In 1978, Ford introduced a new Mustang model called "King Cobra".
This was a limited edition vehicle that had a total of 4,313 units
produced. It featured a deep air-dam, stripes and a Pontiac Trans Am
style Cobra Snake decal on the hood.
The King Cobra was available only with the V8
engine to help bolster the car's performance image.
On the momentum of the Mustang II's successful
sales, a totally new Mustang was slated to be introduced for the
1979 model year.