With Ford’s outstanding Bathurst victory over the weekend, it’s near perfect timing for the Cobra to make a comeback, and as expected, FPV has today confirmed details of the 302kW Cobra we discussed last week.

There will be 400 sedans and 100 utes, all powered by a refined 302kW Boss V8.

In 1978 Ford released a limited edition Cobra XC Hardtop thanks to the victory of the Ford Falcon XC Hardtop at the 1977 Bathurst 1000 race.

The Cobra name invokes passion among motoring enthusiasts, and now 30 years after the famous 1-2 win at Bathurst, the new FPV GT Cobra offers the exclusivity of Cobra ownership to a new generation of car owners,” said FPV General Manager Rod Barrett.

Although most car manufacturers release special edition models with interior updates and more features, Ford has done what everyone has asked ford, they have upped the power.

FPV GT Cobra 302kW RSpec

Both sedan and ute models will be powered by FPV’s latest high performance Boss 5.4-litre quad-cam 32 valve V8 engine producing 302 kW of power and 540 Nm of torque.

The power increase comes as a result of stainless steel fabricated exhaust manifolds and a high-flow dual exhaust system.

FPV GT Cobra 302kW RSpec

The GT Cobra is equipped with a limited slip differential and FPV’s innovative R Spec handling package while being available in either a close ratio six-speed manual transmission with a high torque clutch or the ZF six-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Sports Shift.

Of course there will only be one colour, white with blue stripes. The stripes cover the the bonnet, roof and rear deck lid. The GT Cobra also receives a unique Cobra badge on each front fender and the rear deck lid. The GT Cobra will also include exclusive R Spec badging.

FPV GT Cobra 302kW RSpec Ute

Standard equipment for both variants include leather seats with coiled Cobra snake logo, limited edition 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with white accents and a machined face finish wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 245/35ZR tyres

The GT Cobra sedan will have a recommended retail price of $65,110, while the Cobra Ute will be priced at $61,200.




  • Glander

    Hmm it looks fantastic, I’d imagine they’ve already sold half of them eh!?

  • watto_cobra

    Actually I think more than half of them were spoken for before they even debuted yesterday at Bathurst. I wish I could have one.

    I’m aiming for Orion ‘Phoon.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Cool an update

  • Bdazzla-okhan

    Meh….

    im so sick of there designs.. its bin the same for the last who knows how many years.. like… SAME SHAPE… its juz off now

  • smokin’R32

    Is it just me or do these images look more like a computer rendering than an actual photo? They should do well after the ford trifecta yesterday – what a race. On another note Top Gear S10x01 is up on the torrents, y’know if youre into that sort of thing..

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ alborz

    They definitely looked a little photoshoped. Not sure why, Ford PR photos are generally horrendous, I am sure it will be a stunner in the flesh.

  • woz

    Holdenwoo Version of: (AGADOO)

    Holdenwoo woo woo push pineapple shake the pistons
    Holdenwoo woo woo push pineapple grind some engines
    To the left to the right jump start and push to go
    Come and dance every night then sing holdenwoo are so slow

    The lovely ford and the sky blue
    The red moon of Holdenwoo
    The rum calypso and bong
    We’ll all be singing the Holdenwoo song

    Holdenwoo woo woo push pineapple shake the pistons
    Holdenwoo woo woo push pineapple grind some engines
    To the left to the right jump start and push to go
    Come and dance every night then sing holdenwoo are so slow

    Holdenwoo woo woo push pineapple shake the pistons
    Holdenwoo woo woo push pineapple grind some engines
    To the left to the right jump start and push to go
    Come and dance every night then sing holdenwoo are so slow

    Then down on the track
    They gathered all the pieces
    She showed me holdenwoo’s big crack
    the engine making unrelenting hisses

    Holdenwoo woo woo push pineapple shake the pistons
    Holdenwoo woo woo push pineapple grind some engines
    To the left to the right jump start and push to go
    Come and dance every night then sing holdenwoo are so slow

  • snags

    right…

  • Adam [aka Mada]

    Bdazzla-okhan…

    Thats because this model is being replaced next year, this shape is the runout…
    common knowledge.

    I think this will help boost sales, not a bad package overall.

  • Me.

    Bdazzla-okhan…
    Don’t you know about the orion? Any way, this is still better looking than The VE HSVs.

    Good one WOZ!!

  • aprilmoon

    it is about time the cobra raised it’s head and showed the true force and driving enjoyment that only a true V8 can deliver only the shape could have been more bold ti looks like the ford or the enforcer just the color will make it stand out but it needed something to make ti head and shoulders above the rest but ti looks good may the next evo will be called something new MEII away from rebirthing old legends that have not died for us real ford fans after crossing the line 1 and 2 in 78 only happened once

  • FPV290

    Wow short lived or what Ford has anounced that the fpv orion will be released on a BF plat form with limited run of 325 kw engine.Holden has just released (behind closed doors,in conjunction with motor show) 335kw,355kw and a 385kw engine up grade starting mid 2008 also a new GTS-R model with 7.0ltr 385kw next october.GREAT FORD WILL NEVER CATCH UP. ( 302kw cobra against 307kw HSV couldn’t they have made it 310kw)

  • Andrew M

    it will be like the tortose and the hair. the HSV will run off thinking it is all high and mighty but when the 34L holden V8 stops for a drink of oil or top up every 200kms the GT will fly right past it

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    FPV290, HSV are verry limited because they can’t make V8 engines. They are working on one that has a 6.2L in it and has 321kw not 335. The Boss next year is 320kw not 325, like you said.

    FPV is working on an F6 that will beat the HSV, even if they use the 321kw and that GTS-Rubbish will drink the tank empty in just a few hours, so what’s the point. FPV can just supercharge the Boss V8 anyway and get it to 400kw.

  • Bavarian Missile

    I wouldn’t worry about the GTS-R thing with a crate motor in it!At a cost of $150,000 I can think of numerous cars in that league I would have,I reckon I could pick a current M5 up for that second hand by then,Ill take the M5 thanks. I wouldn’t be concerned either over Holdens leak of 335 and 355 ………IF it happens Rod Barrett I am sure will have a better comeback,he is a man on a mission next year. Its not anything to do with Ford catching up….it Holden catching Ford at the moment! Re the 302 KWs its a marketing ploy,they have more than 302 dont worry about that!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Yes, Ford and FPV boss Rod Barrett will be working on something. That Orion F6 would still beat the HSV even in they put a 335kw crate motor from a Corvett from overseas.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Your right there Me.. The new Orion GT with the R Spec suspension will also nail it! Good fast cars are a package not just more horsepower!

  • wheelnut

    The Ford may be able to produce 400Kw when fitted with a supecharger. However; CAPA have a number of packages to take the Holden from 270Kw up to 500Kw+.. Oh and they also have a 1000Kw Holden Ute..
    The guys at CAPA say its easier to extract more power from the old pushrod engine than a high tech DOHC engine

    A number of journalists have said that to use the majority of its power the Fords have to be high up in the rev range whereas the majority of the Holdens power is available at fairly low revs..

    And in AutoSalon Magazine there’s the Osmans WRX ute which can make 600+Kw

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Wheelnut….Capa mmmmm…….. remind me Chev Off Road!

    Some guys over here in the West have modified a XR8 ,sure they added a SMH aluminum block and some other hardware such as JE blower pistons and other top notch hard ware that most on this Forum would never of heard of ,but with a vortech supercharger on it the quad cam now produces 800 kws ! Oh yes its street registered! Sure its easier to extract power from pushrod engines and cheaper ,but where would we be if technology stayed in the dark ages!

    1000 kw ute ! I read an article recently where some guys in Australia that are now exporting modified Phoons to the UK that go up against the M5 and are able to extract over 1000 kws from the I6 Typhoon ,a guy did buy it for the street but it had to be de tuned,I will say one thing it has always been easier and cheaper to modify a Chev than any Ford because they make more after market stuff for them,suppliers have caught up to a degree but like everything else I like about Fords including their over all intrinsic value over GM its still possible to nail a Chev just costs more money!

  • jbot

    Hey Bavarian, any chance you could get your Cobra dyno’d? It would be interesting to see how much power it actually has. Or has anyone else out there with a new Cobra had it done?

  • Bavarian Missile

    I imagine he will ,we have an engine dyno workshop next to our Warehouse I would be interested to see what the engine has not the RWHP! But I doubt he will want to drop the engine out of it to do that! Mate I doubt many more than us have taken delivery yet. Unless there in Melbourne!

  • jbot

    Yeah thats true. It would give some indication of the engine’s output though. The RWHP would show the jump in output over the standard (pre-upgrade) GT anyway. I’m sure there is some data on that floating around.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Yep that would be easy enough to do with the comparison ,I would just like to know really how much the Cobra has via an engine dyno not the so called 302 that we all no is under rated!

    At lest his will be run in when he arrives home tomorrow!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Andrew M you up to your old tricks,now I know why your not on here this morning ,you snuck into Crashs garage and modified his throttle linkage didn’t you…….hahahaha how fast was he going when he exited the escape road….next time Andrew check the brakes too!!!!!!!hehehe How funny was that!

    Now how long before Skafies off ?

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Will Power’s crashed at the race in the Gold Coast, now i’m just waiting for V8 Supercars.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    I’m starting to think the so called news, “FPV are having troble with the power deadline for the Boss next year.”

    FPV are having troble with> A

  • jasbleh

    I think ford are doing an awsome job with the engine building. their inline6 has always been a weapon holden have always strggled to keep up with. holden make massive v8engines that way 10ton and ford make smaller v8s that keep up with the big holden 8s. i also think that the newer ford engines will gain heaps more power with aftermarket exhurst and induction, ford have been struggling to keep up with the emissions standards so i’m guessing the orion will have the power but very restricted with exhaust i think thats why they giving up on the good old inline 6 so the can run a pair of extractors (2xcat converters) lowering emissions…..

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Something went wrong with my last comment. I said 320 might of been a decoy for Holden, so they get abit more than 320, then FPV end up with more power.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Not the finish I hoped for with WINCUP ,too eager ! These young guys need to calm down a bit, poor old Russell was looking totally spent after that,VERY happy he got his surf board he wanted ! Hes not looking as fit as hes been in the past! Still shows us oldies can still do it!hehehe

    Skaiffe,what happened was that an engine???? Didumms!

  • Bavarian Missile

    You need to go to the wheels website Me and take a look at the video that was uploaded on Wheels site Friday of the new Orion

    I cant put the link cause it wont come up,so type in the normal www then wheelsmag.com.au . You should see the link top news!

    Watto and I have watched it numerous times now really good shots of it!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Did anyone turn over during Indy and watch the Rugby?

    They had a R SPEC TYPHOON add on……..weird I thought shouldn’t that be on the other station?????

    Great looking car in White !

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Now I have to put up with the Holdenwoo crowd partying around me this week. Oh well, **** happens.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    I’ve seen the R-Spec Typhoon ad and it’s on the FPV website.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    I am about to watch the video of the Orion, though the BRA “WHOO” :D It looks to have a simlar style grill… It just came on and it has strips though the grill.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    I just saw the video and that person who recorded it loves his Chevys!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    It was a woman that was holding the camra, so what I mean the man driving the car loves his chevys, WHOOPS!

  • Bavarian Missile

    So does he have NOS on what he is driving? He could have stayed longer the 2 guys in it weren’t fazed!

    What is it with the grill,didn’t notice that last night?

    So you think it has a bulge? If you pause it on the front shot you see heaps through the bra,is that a Ford Badge in the middle of the grill?

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Looks like they disturbed a happy family in that Falcon!What was the Camaro got to do with any thing? GM fans?

    If that is a bonnet bulge, it’s alot wider but not verry high, hope Ford don’t make it like that.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Ugly Camaro………

    Yep hard to see isn’t it,naaaaaa its not a V8 your right ! If you look at the early Car Advice XR8 Orion/GT pics and flick from one to the next there different cars in the front!

  • smokin’R32

    jasbleh says: “holden make massive v8engines that way 10ton and ford make smaller v8s that keep up with the big holden 8s”
    Are you kidding me? Im no HSV supporter but the Boss 290 is monstrously oversized and heavy. Sure its down 0.6L in capacity but compared to the genIV its bulky, top heavy, underpowered and doesnt deliver off the line. When it comes down to raw figures this thing just doesnt cut it, bring on the Hurricane V8.

  • Bavarian Missile

    What else would we expect you to say?

    They don’t call it the Hurricane anymore ! They have renamed it Boss because of Hurricane Katrina!

    I could really start on you but see no point all you seem to do is go from post to post and have a negative comment about everything…….

    Something positive about a car would be pleasant every now and then! Oh and they no longer make a BOSS 290! BOSS 302 now! Underpowered????????????? How!!!!! Against what and when? Providing more info to back up your thought would be more helpful next time !

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Don’t know what they mean by the Boss is “under powerd”. There is now a 302kw been used and a 320kw under development. 320kw, Now thats verry good for only a 5.4L!

  • smokin’R32

    dont get me started Bavarian Missile. You are as predictable as the tides. Fords great, holdens shit, i love bmw etc etc.
    Fact is every time i pick up a wheels magazine here is fords hero car trailing its rivals. Fix that and we’re sweet.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Gee you have stayed on longer than one post like you normally do!

    Mate I have more opinions than 3 manufacturers on here if you
    decided to partake instead of throwing dirt at everything you see,even Tom said the same about you! About that backup !

    Read another mag than the Holden Supporter Mag /Wheels!!!!!There fixed that! Now we’re sweet!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Oh Wheels mag? You must mean Holden monthly!

  • smokin’R32

    As opposed to you who never seems to get off the damn computer. Wheels/motor whatever, im talking performance figures, 0-100, 400m etc. Try telling me you wouldnt want a more competetive GT. And who the hell is Tom? And if we are on the subject of faults there are more than enough users here that would vouch when i say you are biased to the shithouse BM. But whatever its all in good fun eh

  • Bavarian Missile

    Yep thats the one………! I love how they are constantly deffending the fact to their readers their not one eyed Holden supporters……almost every issue! Then the very next page you turn it has 25 pages of Holdens ! Some guy recently complained about how many Holdens had been on the last 18 months of Wheels,their reply “OH WELL WITH SOMETHING AS BIG AS THE VE COMMODORE blablabla……then they say ” WE WILL DO THE SAME WHEN THE NEW ORION IS RELEASED” Yep..right .I will be counting the covers! Its not just Ford supporters that write in complaining about all the GMH marketing they do for them its a variety of other customers!

    We all know Holden do a huge job marketing,much better than Ford …….but shouldn’t a car stand on its merits alone too not just rely on good marketing. I mean look at Macdonald’s we all go there but it isn’t because they make good food is it!!!!!!!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Exactly right Bavarian Missile. I’ll also be comparing the number of Ford stuff when Orion is released compared to the Holden stuff when the VE was released.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    AND VE is like Mc Donalds, may be famous, but is it good?

  • Bavarian Missile

    What thats your best………no figures no models just

    0-100, 400m etc. I worked out what you were saying .You want me to do your work for you !!!!I mean I spend all the time on the computer after all!hahaha

    Ever since the Cobra was announced you have managed to say nothing but dirt on it! Gee maybe you could find it in yourself that this time Ford have done a great job of marketing a product,selling it within 2 weeks of announcing it and I am sure it has made some sort of record in presales on cars that have increased in value by around $20,000 before delivered! Naaaa guess not!

  • Bavarian Missile

    I am off Me…….to finish watching my DVD ! See ya !!!

  • tim

    what are you guys on about, BA won car of the year back in the day, and since that was introduced the Fords dominated the Holdens prior to the VE in car reviews. The only thing it lost in was the FPV/HSV comparos, and like smokin’ was saying that seemed to be because of its lazy V8. Motor seems to agree with wheels reviews generally, the SS won PCOTY- and they justified it pretty well. The ford is just getting a bit long in the tooth, look forward to that update. Christ I sound like a wheels PR man, im gonna stop now

  • smokin’R32

    Im not gonna quote figures, do your own homework. But yeah i am pretty cynical about the GT, just doesnt seem to live up to the badge IMO. The typhoon however, now thats a car ford can be (and clearly is) proud of.
    You seem to be missing my point anyway, why would you be satisfied with a car that is consistently slower than the competition, im not gonna pat ford on the back for that.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Your not going to quote figures ?????

    Ok I will ,lets compare The BOSS 290 in the BA when it came out first compared to the GTS Monaro same year!

    BAGT 0-100 from memory was 5.5 sec 5.4 litre
    GTS Monaro from Wheels 5.8 sec 5.7 litre

    1/4 mile times….

    BAGT 14.1 depends who drove it ,stock we got 13.9
    GTS Monaro 13.9 that was wheels driving it,remember Wheels always get stuff from Holden with Ks on it Ford theres is hardly run in with Wheels times most of the time!

    XY GT PHASE 3 1/4 MILE TIME 14.7 sec
    HT MONARO GTS 350 15.6 sec

    So what makes you think Ford isn’t proud of the GT name,it is the EPITOME in names in Australian Muscle Cars ,has been for 40 years!

    Will that do you !

    We will wait to see the times of the new GT next year ha!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    I can’t remember when or where, but on this site, someone said the AU and BA were both failures.

    1. The reason Holden beat Ford is sales when the AU came out was more to do with Holden booming, not because AU didn’t sell.

    2. Anyone who says the BA Failed is a complete idiot. It did not fail, it was verry successful. Won awards and sold fairly well.

    The reasons why Ford’s sales are down is because…
    1. BF is too much the same as the BA when it’s been around too long.
    2. The BF came out around the time the VE came out and VE was all new, when the Falcon was an old shape from 2002.

  • Bavarian Missile

    He ME ,your a little quiet today! I see Smokin R32 hasn’t come back yet! He will,we get on like oil and water!

    The Cobra will be arriving in the drive in 2.5 hours!!Cool!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Tim of course Wheels side with Motor there owned by the company ACP!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    I’ve been working on a BA Falcon. It’s back brake rotors needed doing and were rusted on, took centurys to take off. Oh well the owner will be happy it has a whole new brakes

  • Bavarian Missile

    Did you mean machining or replacing?

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Just machining. But god. wasn’t it was stuck on.
    A Ford fan was with up there and said “Fords are good beause they fit verry well!”

  • Bavarian Missile

    hahaha,fit very well,yep including disk rotors!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Well been for a drive in the Cobra ,now I have to go and wash it ……….back in a few hours!!!!!!!!!!! Tonyn, Andrew M,Watto and David will send you some pics of it on the road when hes down loaded them!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Yes and that guy likes Fords, but knows little about them, when he looked under the BA’s bonnet he got the shock of his life when he thought they use the same engines as his EL.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Was the Cobra good to drive? Fast I hope.

  • Azza

    Why don’t Holden supporters understand that the power figures of the B series Falcon were created back in 2002??? That Falcon was created to destroy the VY-VZ Commodore… which it did a great job of. Power figures of 290kw back in 2002 were huge! Epspecially considering Holden’s most powerful of 2002 (GTS) was 270kw… wow… a decent number, but FPV still creamed them.

    And to those that say Ford are doing crap with V8′s… Sorry but last time i checked, getting 250kw out of a Windsor V8 is a very good job! Especially in 1999! Incase some people don’t understand, I’m refering to the greatest model Tickford ever produced… the T-Series.

    Holden/HSV Supporters, do yourselves a favour, wait until the Falcon Orion comes out… Then you can judge what is the better car, even though the BF Falcon is holding it’s own against the VE.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    GO AZZA!
    Orion = Best Australian car. ANY HOLDENWOO FANS SAY NO ARE WRONG! :P

  • wheelnut

    Going Ford.. I find it a bit odd that you agree with Azza [as I do] who said that Holden fans such as myself; shouldn’t compare the VE to the Orion until the Orion is released.. but then you say that the Orion is the Best Australian car; better than the VE.

    isn’t that just a tad contradictory?.. it works both ways!
    Who knows the Orion may turn out to be a dud.. I doubt it but we’ll just have to wait until March next year
    - by which time the VE2 Sedan/Ute will be out [With DOD]

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Yes I did go abit off there. Never know what the Orion turns out to be.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Still no sign of Smokin!!!!!!!

    Hey Me I will give YOU the first heads up on the car after I drove it!!!!!!!!!!!

    A lot better finished off than the BAGT, doors shut better,cleared under bonnet,engine bay looks REALLY GOOD!

    Hey I didn’t know the gear shift had been moved forward in the 6 speed on the console compared to the BA. We had a short shift in the BA,so I guess we will have to get another! 5 doesn’t go into 6 ha!!!!

    Very quiet………hit the rev limiter ,only cause the 13 year old said stomp on it Mum………hehehehe!

    Hard to judge after driving a modified BAGT…….we will have to see ! Wheels are shit to clean!!!!!!!!ARGHHHH!

    No oil required ……..good start! Due for its first service 3500 klms ……

    At one point my son took a pic of an average of 190 CLICKS on the Nullabor! Hahaha……great car!!!!!!!!

    Has one stone chip……not bad! Hey get this no one passed him from Melbourne to Perth……..Some TOOL in a Commy had a go at him before the Kalgoorlie turn off, didn’t turn out too well for him……..he accelerated to 200 KS and was gone!!!!!!!! No Commy!!! Hehehe Thought you would like that!!!!!

  • Andrew M

    you are right azza on power figures.

    the XR8 in ’02 had 260kw Vs holden SS ’02 mod with 240kw

    i think people have short memories when they say ford is always chasing holden with power figures.

    so when did SS finally match the XR8 on figures?

    oh well its only 6months till the ford takes the dyno crown again. holden will respond but it wont be straight away.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Yes Wheels are verry SHIT!!!! To clean.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    The VZ HSV Clubsport with the LSII 6.0L may of been faster than the BF GT in a straght line, but in handling, the GT was better. And the Clubsport could not catch up with the F6 Typhoon.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Tonyn ……..you get that airbag I sent you yet?????????

    Took the kids to school in the Cobra this morning..our middle one who is 13 said ” can we just sit in the car for a while through the drop off section at school so everyone can see me in it”” hahaha you would think after being it for 3500 klms with his dad he would be sick of it!

    The daughter was busy telling her teachers….who had no idea what a Cobra is let alone the look on the their faces when she said it has Snakes on the seat!!!!!!haha

    Was disappointed that the car doesn’t have Cobra mats like the 40th ann did !

    Car in general is a lot better finished off than the BA was! Still trying to get used to the 6 speed and where reverse is in it! Totally different than the M3s 6 speed.

    Will have to get a short shifter for it too….! Car is Slower than the BA cause it had mods but I imagine that will change…….soon!

    Was really nervous driving it this morning……terrified someone is going to run into it….weird never worried about driving anything else before just this!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Cobra045…..better on the site than private email ,hubby was complaining I should get some work done and stop emailing …hahahaha now he cant find out I am talking to you!hehehe

    Not sure if I will be at the show all day Sunday! I will come and find you though to say hi! Will you be sitting near your car or with someone?

  • Loza

    Hey Bavarian Missile

    I have just hear that Im getting my Cobra at the end of November.

    Just wanted to know about the interior, as in is it differnt from the other models?

    And what the fuel is like?

    Its great to hear you are driving your unlike the one on ebay, have you seen how much they selling for on there?

    Thanks

  • Bavarian Missile

    The dash is a lot different than our old BAGT….. every thing else the same except for the snake in the seats! They feel better finished off and are out side with panel gaps ect!

    The fuel you mean what type? 98 BP recommended!

    Yep we will drive it….more likely than not will by a hack to the disgust of the kids……. no more going in it to school! Na he just wants to keep the ks down on it. He does about 18000s a year cause I don’t like to put ks on my car

  • ILYSKYRINE

    i agree totally on that but the interior on my cobra is brown..

  • ILYSKYRINE

    Its a crock a blocka brown nuggets if you ask me all these things like skyrines are gonna go up in price

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    ^WTF?

  • ILYSKYRINE

    What? im just saying that we should respect the skyrines and stop going on about the nugget blocka v8′s

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Yes I like the Skylines (if that’s what you mean by ‘skyrines’) but I also have a passion for V8s too.

  • Bavarian Missile

    OK……………..What was that all about?

    Hey Loza if you go over to the Australian Ford Forums and click on new posts,click on Snake Bite my other half has done a little blog on it!

    Get your self a UPPERTOPPERFLOPPERSTOPPER {BRA} we got a colour coordinated one looks great pics on the post of it!

  • ILYSKYRINE

    SKYRINE SKYRINEEE IT HAS BROWN NUGGETS YOU KNOW AND V8′S SMELL LIKE POOP

  • Bavarian Missile

    Are the kids on Holidays again?

  • Tom

    bloody hell we need a forum and some admins stat

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    ILYSKYRINE, what drugs are you on? Let the mature ones talk here!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Why do V8s smell like “POOP”? Fours can too.

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    ILYSKYRINE said…
    i agree totally on that but the interior on my cobra is brown..

    Look, if you hate V8 cars so much, you need to go back under the rock you came from under! It’s not the V8s fault you sh*t on the dashbord.
    WTF is brown nuggets? Must be your favorite food then!

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    Looks like everyone went to bed early tonight, I thought some here were nockturnal.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Tonyn……..you take a look at those valves last night?

    Part number !!!!!!!!!You got some calipers to measure them otherwise? Or did you fall asleep on the couch again.mmmm

    hahaha

  • Bavarian Missile

    I have a big morning ahead…..

    Container to unload…….!!!!!!!!!Yay. Oh and my Mum flys in this morning! So I may not be on till after lunch!

  • Tonyn

    i had to go out to dinner with the inlaws……

    Lesson to ones self…. if you driva a modified car, do not drive it to dinner….. i drove my TS out, my in laws have never seen any of my cars… only my Audi…. so they freaked a bit at the TS!!! damn those 22′s!!

    will get the part numbers… all the standard GT Parts i have are in storage… i am trying to find the spec sheet my mechanic did for the car with all the part numbers…

  • Tonyn

    no airbag yet i should get it today!!

    I used to love when dad dropped me off to school, was always in something cool!

    I can remember he dropped me to school in a onyx black ESP he had bought, had the biggest gold simmons on it ( 16×8 and 16×10…. hey it was 1986!!) we all thought we were king of the kids!! wish i still had that car today!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Tyre scrape!!!!!!!OWWWWW

    Ask him what size valves came out of it!

    Cheers

  • Bavarian Missile

    Not me nothing cool Fiats and Pugs!!!!!

    No idea why over night air bags take so long….should be called under a week!

    1986 Was that primary????hehehe

    Gee I was married and had my first child by then! But I was driving something cool!

    16×10 ssss ,I had 15 x 10 s on a XE Fairmont Ghia ,so you like big wheels??????? 345s on the back of the XA!!!PZEROS!

  • Tonyn

    yeah i have a obsession with wheels, the Xa has 18×7 and 18×9 and the ts has those huge ones on it!! its like a woman wearing heels, it compliments the outfit i guess? hehehe…. im trying to justify my obsession with big wheels! Ive just ordered my new company cars and have a set of 20′s for it…. now i have to raid the H&R spring catalouge…..

    Yeah it was primary!! it must of been 88 or 89 thinking of it! must of been 88 cause we traded it for a EA s pack!

  • Tara N

    Hey Bavarian it’s dave’s wife that’s strange about the floor mats because some info i found on the car said you get Cobra mats with the car. we’ll let you know if we get them in ours

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Tara…….We read the same! Bit budget isn’t. Not even a packet of Ford Tissues like we got with the BA? Or a watch!

    Anyway happy with having it ,like you guys! So your in the Automotive industry …think David said you were !

    When is yours leaving?

    Hey Tonyn…..what have you ordered from Audi?

    Now I am off to the warehouse, will be back

  • cobra045

    Looks like my Cobra wont arrive this week!!! spewin.. Had booked it in to the all ford day on sunday so looks like my XC will be all alone!!

  • Tara N

    That’s a bit rude if it’s advertised it should be there. Yes i am in the auto industry it’s a very interesting world spent 2 1/2 years in dealerships sales aftermarket and cars now i run a window tinting workshop.

    Ours should be in Adelaide any day now then they get it ready and it will then start it’s long journey to us.
    Don’t know if dave told you but we had some luck after speaking to you the other night about insurance. We rang our insurance company a second time. and got it for half the price of the first quote. :)

  • Tonyn

    ordered a A4 3.0 TDI Quattro s line…. lava grey with light trim…. should be good!

  • Bavarian Missile

    I am back Cobra045…….any news on those numbers for me

    Never mind ours will look got sitting next to yours…hehehe!

    At lest you will get to see one close up !

    Ours I would say ours is the first in W.A

  • Bavarian Missile

    Didnt proof read it sorry,too many ours!

  • Tara N

    i forgot to ask did your hubby mention any thing to the dealer about the mats. I know Dave will if there not there he’s funny like that. I had a look at your link last night can’t wait to see how the rest of the trip went. We toyed with the idea of driving ours back but between time and possible damage to the car i don’t think we’ll do that but we still want to get one of the car bras. The roads are bad for stone chips up here.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Tara will chat to you shortly…..I am playing catchup in the office from this morning still!

    Back soon!

  • Cobra045

    Bav Miss… I just emailed you the VIN.. they reckon the computer says it hasnt left melbourne, but they think it could be half way across the nullabor!! either way the chances of it being ready for sunday have pretty much gone!! so your beast will have to do!!

    tara.. I forgot to ask about the mats from my dealer as well. They have got a ute in this morning which I will go and look at this afternoon.. I will ask then!! Who are you going to insure your Cobra with?? I have my GT and XC Cobra with shannons.. no one could get close to their price a year ago.. but I cant do more than a limited number of km’s per year to get the cheap price!!

  • ILYSKYRINE

    FUCK YOU ALL FAGGETS LOL LOL LOL POOP IS ON THE HIL;L GO GET IT ITS GONNA GO QUICK ITS MELTING HURRY OOH I GOT A SHOVEL AND IM GONNA SKOOOOOP SOME POOOOOP ON YOUR CAR AND MAKE A NICE BROWN CREAM BUN ON YOUR DOO RSTEP :) I LOVE TO HAVE A DICK AND I LOVE TO HAVE A SKYRINE AND AND AND AND AND AND YEA IM A BLACK MAN SEARCHING FOR A WHITE WOMAN ROOOOOOOOT MEGH NOW

  • Tonyn

    Try Vigil car insurance for it….

    i had a bad experience with shannons, went to vigil and they were fantastic, nothing is a hassle!!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Tara ..sorry I didn’t want you thinking I was ignoring you,running around like a blue arsed fly all morning unloading stock and freighting it out!

    Window tinting…….So I guess you will do the Cobra cheap! My eldest sons mate also has just started a business doing the same,hes coming around to do ours tomorrow night!

    Good to see a female in the car industry ,a difficult industry to be in,a lot of assumptions are done by blokes when your female and work with cars .I am sure you have meet your fair share of them!

    So who did you get your insurance through? Sucks being under 25 and trying to get insurance for expensive fast cars! Especially when we can get 3 cars with Shannons for a little over $2000.00 for the year!

    I will ask our dealer about what happened to the mats they were advertising ,he reads these posts so maybe hes already on it!

    Bet you both cant wait till it arrives ,you missing you old car though? I guess you having the Cobra to drive daily will make up for it though?

    Nice to have another girl on here to chat to,don’t get me wrong most of the guys on here I have become friends with on line and off,its the great thing about the internet I guess!

    Looks like Bretts personalized plates won’t be here in time for the ALL FORD DAY here in Perth Sunday…so he will throw the BAs on it till they do!

  • Cobra_Muz

    Hey Guys,
    Im jealous knowing you have delivery soon or already. Mine is Jan build, just need to be patient. Bavarian Missile, it would be great to see some of those pics, esp. the carbra. Did u get it from CarBra Aust? I was talking to them couple of weeks back, at that stage they hadn’t heard of the Cobra.

  • ILYSKYRINE

    LOL SKYRINE IS THE BEST YOU STUPID BROWN CHEER LEADERS GO EAT SOME NINJA COOKIES YOU STUPID ORANGE FLY

  • Going Ford, Is The Going Thing

    ILYSKYRINE, I said it before and i’ll say it again. What drugs are you on?

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Muzz….have emailed you the pics and a link.

    Cheers

    I guess Jan won’t come early enough.

    Yep Carbra Australia ours was the first they had done and since we have been plugging it they have taken more orders…looks real good ha!

  • Tara N

    Cobra045 the answer to your question is towords the end. HeHe Bloody females don’t we just ramble :)

    BM it’s all good i understand it get’s like that here too.
    Yeah it’s good here ican get the car tinted paint protected the lot. so my boy’s here have there work cut out for them when it arrives. It will be interesting to see what your dealer and cobra045 dealer has to say about the mats because i was planning on buying an extra if i can.

    Being a female in this industry can be trying at times just when you think it’s getting better you come across an OLD school sales man and you just want to say get with the times. Its always funny when we buy a car from down south and half way through their sales pitch they ask what i do. makes people back track a bit at time. LOL

    Yeah it is hard being under 25 in these cases. it was to much about finding someone to insure with it was more how much we were willing to pay. it’s lucky i’ve had my licence since 16 and no claims. Shannons told me they don’t normally insure under 25 but were going to make an exception for me because of my driving history and the some of the cars i’ve had but want something like $2700. so i’m going to go through AAMI who i’m wuth already. Funny thing was 2 weeks ago the Cobra wasn’t on there system the went of the 40th $1170
    Then on monday they wanted $1860 because of the 12kw difference. Rang Back got some one else explained what happened & got under a grand. how funny is that.

    Not missing the car that we’ve sent that was Dave’s :) but i will miss mine when it does i’ve only had that 4 months but we both can’t wait to get the cobra. Being an every day driver for a while i’ll have to be careful of the kms

  • Bavarian Missile

    Alborz you want to ban that idiot ,ILYSKIRINE!

  • Cobra045

    tara.. is your tinting business in WA?? I need the tint removed from my XC Cobra..

  • Loza

    Thanks for that Bav Ill go have a look now, must look mad!

    Hey Tara did you order yours from Adrien Brian in Adelaide?

    As for insurance I went with Hard to Place its the sister company to the RAA (RACV etc) Im under 25 so a high risk in there eyes, I managed to get full comp for $55 a month its only $5 more than my Territory. Sucks

  • Tara N

    Sorry Cobra045 it’s not but if your ever in the top end id be happy to do it for you

  • Tara N

    loza are you for real that so cheap i might have to call them. That’s cheaper than my car now

  • Cobra045

    my 40th anniversary GT is over a grand a year!!! thats hell cheap $55 per month.. you sure thats not a typo!!

  • Cobra_Muz

    wow, the carbra looks awesome – thanks for showing me.
    I’ll organise one for myself. They quoted me $550 when I spoke to them the other week.

  • Loza

    Just ring the RAA and they will say they cant do it and put you on to Hard to place, they have the same conditions as the RAA.

  • Tara N

    loza….i forgot to answer your question no getting it from Jarvis norwood. they been really good

  • Cobra_Muz

    Hey, I’m really interested in the deals you are all getting on insurance. I’m in Sydney so maybe dearer here. I’m paying $1400 pa on my XR6T. So I was a bit worried about the Cobra. Any suggestions for a good deal are welcome.

  • Loza

    NO TYPO, I cant spell but it is $55 LOL
    I have a good driving history, and had insurance with them for 8 years.

  • Loza

    Thats kewl Tara
    Its just we got ours from Adrien Brian and they said we can come down and have a look at one thats coming in tomorrow.

    Ill ask about the mats as well, my husband said they better come with mats as the spec sheet states it on there

  • Cobra045

    my XC Cobra is $750 per year.. and i have 19 years and no accidents!! And that was the cheapest I could get from 5 quotes.. give me your insurance company details so i can check it out.

  • Loza

    Wow thats a lot!
    I have only ever been with RAA (hard to place), Im a rating one and no claims, 8 years driving and I have owned V8s and a turbo.

    With Hard to place I do everything through the RAA, what details do you need?

  • Cobra_Muz

    Loza, I’d like to get those details too if u don’t mind.

  • Loza

    I have a Territory and thats -$600
    And a mits 380 – $402

  • Tara N

    Cobra_muz i think there’s a few on here you can choose from AAMI are prety good thing i like about then is yu rating 1 for life no matter how many time you claim and when i had my XR6 they were the cheapest i found. plus if you have a car with them you get a disscount home and contents. But i like the sound of this one loza was talking about

  • Loza

    Yeah the Raa insure everything , we have two cars, trailer, home and contents and get like $50 off a year.

  • Cobra045

    what is the name of the company, and do they have a website etc for contact details.. I have 6 cars so I should be able to get a great rate!!

  • Loza

    I dont have any details about hard to place, Im waiting for my papers when I get them I can let you know, the web add and phone number

    Sorry i cant help more

  • Cobra045

    if your territory is $600.. and my XC Cobra is $750 for value of 100K maybe I am not that bad off.. I had the 40th anniversary insured for 100K but for some reason they charged me a lot more ($1000).. so I would say the Cobra GT will be about the same..

  • Loza

    hey tara are you in sa or wa?

  • Loza

    Cobra045
    You have to find the best deal, what company you with at the moment

  • Cobra045

    Shannons for my Cobra and Gt.. and allianz for the other 4 cars

  • Loza

    Whats Allianz like? Never thought of them for insurance.
    Only thought about then as third party

  • Cobra045

    They have been great with my other cars.. they do my house insurance and all my business insurances.. but they wont do special cars.. they arent equipped to do them as they can only apply normal assessment ie. value V risk etc.. whereas shannons etc will discount as they know special cars will do less kms and be locked up well and looked after

  • Tara N

    loza… neither i’m in Darwin

  • Tara N

    BM… Still trying to catch up??

  • ILYSKYRINE

    LOL LOSERS ILL STICK MY 69 INCHES OF HARD CORE ADHESIVE BANDAGES IN YOUR FAT ASS’S WHILE YOU SLEEP

  • Bavarian Missile

    Geez I have only been gone for 2 hours and you have all been chatting with out me…….hahaha

    Just got the news from my dealer……..no mats sorry!

    Have emailed the info for you Cobra 045!
    Hey Tara we don’t ramble……just chat ALOT!!hehehe

    Old cars salesmen are like robots ha……just a spiel most of the time! Plus they hope you have NO idea what there saying always a bonus when you ask them a question and they have to go look it up.hahaha! I once asked if I could get more off set on a set of rims,the guy just looked at me blankly!!!!!!

    Glad you got some cheap insurance finally……oh I thought you had sent both down …..so are you both in the club as members or member and associate in the club in Darwin? Do you guys do much socially as a group! Wish ours did more

  • Bavarian Missile

    So Cobra045 you depressed after reading my email………!

    Should have bought it in Melbourne,same price..GREAT SERVICE,and well ………we have ours.hahahaha

    Sorry you can punch me Sunday! not hard though……I am bruised from unloading today!!!!!!

    So I am guessing Cobra 045 your old like me….hehehe what am I looking for on Sunday in the Crowd! I will go looking for Andrew G cause hes a scream and I really like him nice guy and very funny! I was disappointed he didn’t get a trophy at the Nationals but hey he got a kiss from me,that made up for it he said!!!!!!!!hahahaha

    I guess you will be hanging out with the oldies…..

  • Bavarian Missile

    So you down at the Ford dealer asking questions Cobra 045?

  • Bavarian Missile

    I have sent you more news this morning Cobra045….

  • Cobra_Muz

    Hey Loza,

    Thanks, please pass on those insurance details when you have them.

    I know I said I have to wait til Jan, I have now been offered one ready to go on the floor, much lower build no. for $79K. More than what I paid but still a good deal I think.

    Not sure what to do, It would be great to be driving one sooner.

  • Tara N

    Morning everyone

    BM… No only sent one so far we made a deal and said we’ll send one first then when the cobra gets to the toll yard here i’ll give them my Fairmont. We’re both members cause back when Dave myself and another couple started it we had an XR sedan & XR8 ute. we try do a run once a month but alot of people have become slack and don’t even reply to emails about the run. But theres a few of us how catch up and have fun

  • Tara N

    cobra-muz… that’s a hard one get it now so you don’t have to wait or wait so you can get an 08 there will be less of than 07 and it will always be a year newer than the rest.

  • Cobra045

    I went and had a look at a Cobra ute last night..(when I went down to ream them about the dealy) it was nice but I have to say that the stripes were not very smooth.. quite orange peely!! And I am not sure if the wheels have grown on me yet.. I loved the seats in the ute.. full wrap around!! Are they the same as the sedan?? Or are the sedan like a normal GT seat..?? I see the ute is not a GT like the sedan.. its was actually listed as a super pursuit cobra whereas the sedan is a GT Cobra

  • Cobra045

    I would take what you can get, as soon as you can. The guy who bought my 40th anniversary, had a 40th ordered and the dealer ended up selling it to someone else. So I would advise you to take whatever you can get just in case.. You dont want to miss out

  • Tara N

    cobra045…. did you ask your dealer about the floor mats i know BM dealer said know but you never know. if not we should all complain to FPV

  • Tara N

    cobra045 has a point as well i have heard that has already happened to a guy on the cobra

  • Cobra045

    tara.. I asked the delaer about the mats and they knew nothing..

  • Cobra045

    can someone tell me if there is a Cobra badge of the boot as advertised on the FPV website as follows. I have yet to see a rear end photo with a cobra badge on the boot.

    “The white exterior features blue striping across the bonnet, roof and rear deck lid, and is completed by the unique Cobra badge on each front fender and the rear deck lid. The GT Cobra will also include exclusive R Spec badging.”

  • Cobra045

    the Cobra car mats are on the Cobra brochure on the second page on the right hand bottom section.. so they should be in the car!! link as follows:

    http://www.fpv.com.au/media/34501/Cobraflyer.pdf

  • Cobra_Muz

    Well I think I will probably wait til 08, I’m confident my dealer won’t let me down. My work does other business with them, so other things at stake.
    Still tempting to get the other car, I’ve been first to critise the people profiteering on e-bay but tempting to make a few dollars if I bought & resold.

    I agree about the mats, you should complain to FPV. If I don’t get them I’ll be making some noise. Maybe we can get together & approach them.

    Also on the flyer it mentions MP3 accessory port. Bav Missile, is this in your car?

    Finally, all the pics I’ve seen don’t show rear Cobra badge, but as you say the press release does mention it.

  • Bavarian Missile

    No mats sorry guys……….spoke to our dealer they didn’t happen!

    No badge on the Boot of the Cobra either!

  • Cobra045

    How do we complain about these??

  • Bavarian Missile

    How for misrepresentation?????

  • Cobra_Muz

    I agree, this is a definte misrepresentation. We should take this up with FPV. For the price we paid that’s the least they could throw in.

    Hey Bav Missile, what about the MP3 port, did it come with one?

  • Cobra045

    Now i am really jealous.. just spotted a GT Cobra driving up St Geoeges Terrace. Looked and sounded awesome!! amongst all the traffic noise i could here it coming from well down the road.. very throaty compared to a normal GT.. nice sound!!!

  • Bavarian Missile

    How would I know Muzz……..? I wouldn’t know what to look for!! Give me a hint? I still use records….and a gramophone!!hehehe

    Poor Cobra 045……..this is going to be a hard few weeks wait for you ha! Never mind you can sit in ours Sunday!

    New air cleaner hubby said makes the noise! Not sure what it is apart that its as good as the KN he put on his last time! He knows what its called have a look on his post on the other Forum!

    So ours isn’t the first in W.A ???

    Hey the new WHEELS is out with the Cobra in it..go get it! Mind you it is Wheels writing it and you can bet Ford gave them a Cobra with no KS on it so it will be a little sluggish still I imagine!

  • Tara N

    i’ve been out of the office all day and missed the conversations.

    You think there would be someone we could talk to about the mats. that fulse advertising like cobra_muz said that the least they could do.

  • Bavarian Missile

    I am sure there is …….not sure it will make a difference though I can find out the new contact a FPV if you think we should start a petition for them! Some where in fine print it probably has something of the photo depicted in the add with the mats and the Cobra badge on the back that for illustrative purposes only though!

    Wasnt the Car in the pic a white Phoon made up anyway! Maybe that was another pic I saw of it!

  • David N

    Hi BM,
    Its been a few days but it looks like tara has been making an impression.
    I think we should do something, because it is the little things that will seperate our cars from the mock ups that are bound to come.
    I mean we pay a premium over a normal GT and they cant even throw in a set of floor mats and put an extra badge on the back. They did for the 40th so why not the cobra. I hope FPV are reading all these comments. It is the die hard ford fans that they are upsetting.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Sorry David & Tara…….been entertaining Mother this evening!

    Back now!

    Tara has made a hit,great to have another female from the industry on the site,seems where few are far between! Plus she is about to drive a Cobra ! That helps hehehehe! No seriously
    Your wife seems a lovely lady and its great to have her here on the site too!

    So what do you think we should do with FPV?? A petition!
    A letter! or maybe as my other half suggested this arvo ,make our own mats and sell to the Cobra owners in Australia? Not sure if it is a registered name by FPV…….crap is now!! Surely a snake on a mat would be fine if we made them? We have mats in the XA that have GT on them…..after market! Send me an email and we will discuss between us owners of Cobras what we will do !

  • Cobra045

    I think we need to contact our dealers first and ask why these items are not forthcoming.. I am sure they would not like any negative publicity on the release of this car!! false advertising is not only a bad marketing ploy.. it is actually illegal!!

  • Tara N

    BM… Dave & I will send you an email tonight. He told our dealer about it and told him to chech our’s when it get’s there. The funny thing was like everyone else’s dealer he had no idea about the mats untill we informed him a couple weeks ago.

  • Bavarian Missile

    No point in contacting dealers though..they are only going to contact FPV !

  • Cobra045

    who is going to volunteer to make the first call to FPV?? Just remember that the mats are noted in the car brochure, and the Cobra batch on the boot is stated in the Cobra story in the FPV website..

  • Cobra045

    BM .. have you booked teh Cobra in for sunday, or are you going to use my spare spot??

  • Tonyn

    i just rang and left a message for my contact at fpv asking why…. ill see if i get a reply….

  • Tara N

    that’s ok the more people that bug them the better.
    Just heard that our Cobra that was due in adalaide this week may still be in Melbourne. not happy my car is about to run out of rego. I’m wondering if it’s because of the stripe problem

  • Loza

    Hey Cobra_Muz

    Rang to see when I would get my papers should be here Monday. So Ill let you know.

    As for taking the car now or later, I would take the 2008 model is it was me, only for the fact, you have waited this long and how many are going to be 2008 models.

    We went to the dealer last night and checked out a cobra, had no mats and no cobra on the back, my husband is looking inti as he is not impressed on the false advertisment.

    We have also been told there is a delay on out car and may be her mid Dec instead of early Nov :(

  • David N

    Hi all,
    Just spoke to FPV about the misrepresentation of the cobra on both the flyer and the website. Reference mats, badge and mp3 port. They said they will have to have meetings next week to discuss it.
    If we all complain to FPV they will have to do something. Their contact number is 133673.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Who did you speak to…….just customer service!

  • David N

    The number i rang puts u through to FORD, u have to follow the prompts to FPV, it could be but i got a reference number. The guy i spoke to’s name is frank if thats any consolation.

  • Bavarian Missile

    hahaha …..yep we know Frank realllllll well! I imagine if the other half rings him he will take a big gulp and think oh no not this guy again!!

    Had lets say a few challenges with BA when new ! He ended up speaking to the second in charge of FPV {got his direct number in the end was easier than poor old Frank trying to fix it!} Forget his name he was probably sacked anyway just like the rest of upper- management has been since!

    Was funny when they had release night for the BFGT here and Geoff Polities was still in charge!Were standing at the front door waiting to get in ,the girl is looking for our names on the list and we spot them on the list with a BIG pink highlighter over the top of them….weird we thought till about 15 min later Geoff comes over introduces himself to us gets real chatty talking to the kids making sure they dont barrack for the ‘DARK SIDE’ as he called it . We guessed after he was trying to smooth the waters after we had such bad luck with the BA!!!!!!!Nice guy though!

    The other half had given FPV and the dealerships in WA such a hard time on the Ford Forums that one dealership here in the West banned us from their dealership!!!hahaha I think were down to one dealership we can take the Cobra to if it has any warranty problems. The other half services it himself always has and will continue with the Cobra!

  • David N

    sounds like you made an impression LOL. Tara

  • Bavarian Missile

    I guess you could say were unforgettable!

    The other half is getting the windows tinted as we speak !

    Still need dumping…..to high still!

  • David N

    Your a perfectionist aren’t you, The car would be worth more standard than modified. lol

  • Bavarian Missile

    You can always put the springs back in when he sells it!

    Perfectionist……..yep but like low cars…..I know I am a Bogan! Hey I will send that to you ! Andrew and I did the bogan test he was 40 something % I was 35% Will go and find it! Yep I like my cars unmodified don’t I hehehehe!

    What do you think about the car cover idea? He wants alloy heads for the XA for XMAS ………he can buy them himself I need a surprise for him so thought a Cobra Car Cover would be good! What do I want for XMAS……..last year I got all my rims on the M3 REPAIRED AND REPAINTED . Previous owner liked gutters grrrrrrrr! Year before that I got angel eyes for it! This year ……mmmmm no idea! An Aston Martin hahaah,maybe from Biante! Nope they dont do them!

  • David N

    Yeah we like to modify our cars too, they just make them more individual. We think the car cover is a good idea let us know how u go.
    As for the bogan test it wouldnt open properly on our computer.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Dont think about putting an edit in yours if your looking for added grunt!!!!!!!!FPV have caught on to us taking them out before going into the dealers and now have some way of telling if its been edited or not beforehand !!!!

    Will try another way of sending the bogan test to you…..my eldest is over checking out the new toy!!!! Hes a computer guru!

  • Bavarian Missile

    What time is it in Darwin??? Its 9.05 here! We get daylight saving this weekend……..yippy!!!!!!

  • David N

    fell asleep wathching a movie. how does the window tint look. Time difference 1 1/2 hours i think.

  • David N

    make that half an hour now with day light savings. Tara

  • Bavarian Missile

    Window tint is good………real dark you would know the grade Tara,does 18 mean anything too you? Naughty I know!

    Fell asleep watching a movie !!!!!!!…….geez guys that what us old people do.hehehe

    Will send you a private email!

  • David N

    Were getting old. haha. That tint is dark, we were thinking 20 but if we have an accident insurance wont pay.

  • David N

    we’re heading out for the night chat to you later. And looks like it’s going to be a wet one. Grrrr

  • Bavarian Missile

    Top Gear on tonight………….SBS 7.30

  • David N

    Anything good on we were out.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Wasn’t on…..Dad gave me a bum steer…..will ring him later to ask where he read they were on! Got me all excited too!

    Off to the ALL FORD DAY shortly bloody cold here about 12 I think! Has been raining so not taking the XA! Other half has left Im catching up on some house work first then shoot of for a few hours there! Hes judging so will be there all day!I get to meet Cobra045 for the first time today and check his XC Cobra out!

  • David N

    Should be a fun day shame about the weather Hope you have a good time. Tara

  • Bavarian Missile

    I take that back its not 12….been outside ! Feels like 6 ,very nipply!!!!!!!!!brrrrrr !Looks like Im wearing the BMW jacket hehehe ,cheeky!

  • David N

    it quite the opposite up here heating up for another scorcher. Hopefully we’ll get some more rain. but unless it’s to go in the pool i don’t think i’ll be going out side to often.

  • ILYSKYRINE

    LOL YOU FUCKING POOPER SCOOOOOOOPERRRGHS LULZ I AM TEH BERST YOU LOSERS BROWN NUGGETS ARE CHOCKA BLOCKA FULLA OF BROWN PEOPLE I HATE TO SHEER SHEEP BECAUSE IT GIVES ME RABIES AND I HATE YOU ALL POOP FACEES LOSER LOL.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey David and Tara…..got a trophy for the Cobra today…
    Longest Distance Traveled!hahahaha

    Unbelievable amount of people looked at it today….get this there were 7 Phase 3s in a row and Cobra045 says “millionaire row down there and no one looking at them ,all looking at the Cobra” He had his nose to nose with ours,they looked good together! Great turn out of cars ,Danny Greens XB Coupe was awesome ,never seen paint that good and straight as on black!
    Like glass it was! Detail was superb…truly a Top 10 car at Summernats!

  • Watto_Cobra

    BM, I “think” Topgear starts on November 3rd.

    How’s the Cobra? Loosened up yet?

  • Watto_Cobra

    Hey Alborz. Seems the site hasn’t updated for daylight savings yet???

  • Bavarian Missile

    Yep so I found out today….Dad not sure how he mixed it up!

    Hey Watto…..yep getting better a little dull still down low but I think thats cause I am use to the mods on the other! Funny how you get used to horsepower and crave more!

    Hows being back at work? You haven’t been on at night much Klink should be back soon , week must be up in Cairns by now!

  • David N

    Sounds like you had a good day. Congrats on the trophy, if only they knew you lived there. Haha. Its good that the cobra turns heads.

  • Watto_Cobra

    Nose to nose? Old and new, that’d look fantastic. Send me a pic please. Would be great to get a shot from every profile side by side (back, front, 3/4, etc) of them.

    Imagine getting another new cobra in 30 years? Three generations in one place?

    I think that’s the thing Toyota Paul just doesn’t get. The passion these cars invoke. They don’t have to be the best cars in the world, as long as they aren’t as boring as batshit.

    Yeah work is fun :-(

    Had to do an 8 hour shift today because we’re behind. I missed watching the Saloon cars on SBS Trackside. My bro tells me there’s hardly any VT’s in there now because the AU’s always flog them, drivers keep switching to AU. That tells me how nobbled the AU was in V8Supercars.

  • Watto_Cobra

    So it “definitely” starts on November 3rd?

  • Watto_Cobra

    Yeah, been missing Klink’s posts. I hope he sticks with the one name though, Colonel Klink was good.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Yep Cobra045 took some pics will ask him to send me some for you! Hes a real nice guy in person too was great to meet him face to face I guess we will catch again when he gets his Cobra soon!

    Am I sure it starts the 3rd……? I will check on the SBS site to confirm!

    Hey David …hahaha ! Of course they knew were from here ,Brett was a judge !hehehe It was more the fact he could have stuck it on a truck but he chose to drive it here so he could put it in the show today!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Ok confirmed

    Series 6 – Episode 6
    Saturday 3 November at 7.35pm SBS TV

    The biggest Top Gear challenge ever! In the past, an Aston Martin DB9 raced against a 200mph train to Monte Carlo, then a Ferrari raced against a plane to Switzerland – with the cars winning on both occasions – so then, is a car is faster than a boat? A new road map has been launched in England which shows every speed camera in the country. The trio looks at a new Mercedes S class which features infra-red headlights. The new Alfa Romeo Brera is displayed in the studio. It could be the best-looking car that money can buy today. The other car on display is the Aston Martin DBR9 with an all carbon fibre body so it weighs nearly a ton less than the standard DB9. It is given a test on the track by The Stig.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Is it just me or has the font just changed?

  • Bavarian Missile

    That was weird ….back to normal now!

  • Watto_Cobra

    oooh carbon fibre DBR9 sounds good.

    I wonder if Topgear will be game to put a car up against France’s TGV train. Holds the record of 515km/h but recently broke that record itself.

  • David N

    Hey BM… Yeah don’t worry about david’s state of mind he’s had a few too many today. LOL

  • Bavarian Missile

    hahahaha…….sure it wasn’t the sun! Thanks Tara! I wasnt worried..poor guy!

    Guy on the F/Forums says he has just ordered his Phase 5 thats coming out in 2009 !Sure mate! He reckons he saw pics and it has 351 kws he ahs the paper work and will the forum tomorrow night! In 2008 thats it Ford cant increase the grunt till 2010 due to the new emissions crap happening! So 2009 I think hes dreaming!

  • Tara N

    It was probably both. HE HE

  • Tara N

    Hey everone FPV have to told us they are not going to do anything about the fulse advertising. They wont be giving out the mats or the cobra badge for the boot and as for the MP3 port the said they are available to buy. GRRRRR

  • Tonyn

    the new GTHO will have a lot more than 351kw’s….. im hanging out for that car it is going to be great!

  • Cobra_Muz

    Even the F6 rSpec includes the MP3 & special mats according to the website.
    Maybe thats a mistake too.
    I hope they haven’t made a mistake about anything else!!!

  • Tara N

    at this point in time nothing would suprise me. We are not happy surely if everyone complains about it they have to do some thing. i just can’t believe they said the were willing to take the flake for it but are still not going to do any thing.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Sent you that info for the Car Cover Muzz! Thanks for fantastic support as always FPV…forever thankful!

    Yep I know Tonyn guy must have been dreaming.. even the Supercharged 5.0 litre for the Jag has over 370 from memory!

    Get friendly with your dealer now if you want to be first in line for one…we are !!! Bribes,sex what ever it takes hahaha.

  • Bavarian Missile

    My other post is still awaiting moderation ? Why no link in it just the word S.X……..go figure! No swearing unlike others! Must have parental lock on it!

  • David N

    Hi all,
    I think that we should all complain to the ACCC about this as it is false advertising and misrepresentation.
    FPV can’t just sit back and say too bad, they screwed up. The other thing FPV told me was that there will be no official notice given to owners, so they are just trying to hope that they can withdraw the information slowly.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Wonder if we can talk someone in China into making them then?
    400 samples maybe 500 for a few spares? FPV would sell them at $200 a set………what are they going to cost us to make them there??? $50 US a set??? Could get them stuck in the next container coming over before XMAS ! Normal time is around 60 days manufacturing time!

    How much did FPV make from the sales of these Cobras..would have to be a record for 400 cars! I will start Alibaba “ing tonight for carpet manufactures looking for prices it could have cost FPV to keep a few Cobra owners happy!!!!!!!!!!!

    HEY FPV every man has a mouth and 3 friends,Ford enthusiasts….. big mouths and loads of friends!Think about that! Better make sure when we order our phase 5s we make sure they come with engines!!!!!hahahaha

  • David N

    Don’t forget the utes they may have the badge on the back but they don’t have the mats either. not sure about the mp3 port. That’s a lot of un happy customers not to mention that at least 80% of the people who bought these cars are true Ford fans. doesn’t make a very good impression now does it.

  • Bavarian Missile

    True forgot about the UTES! Off to Alibaba to search for carpet manufacturers in China…….where the original mats gone from the pics previously provided? In someones office at FPV????

  • David N

    there never were pictures of the mats. Don’t forget FPV have never provided pitures of the car other than the out side. it was the flyers that were given out at the sydney motor show and a copy on the net that STATED the car came with the mats. And they have now said that it was never there intention to provide them. to bad just about everyone was expecting them. Can ua tell we’re upset yet. Tara

  • David N

    BM… I had alook at the photo you sent of the cobra’s together. Don’t they make a good looking pair. T

  • Bavarian Missile

    yep……..better with mats though..hehehe

  • David N

    thats for sure…..hehe

  • Bavarian Missile

    Anyone seen Todd Kellys new Chev livery on his Holden for this weeks race in Bahrain..Nice Gold Bow Tie Toddles!!!!!!

    Hey they mention Walkingstick is looking at humping up a Hummer…….wow a fast Tonka truck..impressive!!

  • Andrew M

    i havent seen it but i have read what it looks like.

    his brother RK had his car dressed up in chev livery last year.
    its so coincidental how the V8′s got to go to the middle east at the same time holden was trying to push exports there.
    it wasnt half holden wanting to go there was it? he hehe
    they even started a chev series over there (im guessing in their sales push and starting an identity)

  • Cobra_Muz

    Hey BM,
    I like your idea of the mats. I’ve got a thing at my dealer thurs night, meeting other Cob owners. Maybe I can rustle up some interest there.
    The other idea I had was getting FPV mats, maybe getting them embroided somehow.
    Does anyone have pics of the 40th anniv or F6 Rspec mats?
    Might give us some design ideas

  • Watto_Cobra

    Hey BM, thanks for the cobra pics from the all Ford day. They look great nose to nose like that. Looks like it was big show.

  • Cobra045

    I might have 40th annivers mat photos somewhere..

  • Cobra045

    nope i have deleted those photos.. I can get the guy who bought it off me to take some photos..

  • Bavarian Missile

    Hey Watto ,your very welcome! Thank Cobra 045 too he took them!

    We don’t want to infringe on copyright or we maybe left paying royalties to FPV for MATS we should have got! With no reference to the FPV logo you would think we would be ok!
    Cobra name and a snake ????Or just the Snake?

  • Tonyn

    guys try trufit carpet mats in victoria… they already do a cobra mat like your suggesting….

  • cobra045

    it needs to be simple but classy.. the 40th anniversary mats were quite nice.. the had “40th Anniversary” embroidered and it looked goodd.. so I think maybe something simple like the snake and maybe Cobra GT would be nice

  • David N

    yeah i think both would be nice. the snake in the middle of the mat with Cobra GT down the bottom maybe.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Tru fit the place you get all the molded carpet from Tonyn?

  • David N

    BM… how did you go with the car cover for the Cobra. T

  • Tara N

    hey cobra045 any news on when your cobra is arriving?

  • cobra045

    Tara.. still hasnt had the stripes fixed.. after the email I recieved from FPV saying I had to buy floor mats, and the crappy timing in getting this car delivered I would think my next car might be a toyota again!!! A friend of mine used to complain to me about an XR8 lemon he bought which went back 30 plus times for warranty work and he said FPV/Ford service sucked.. I used to ignore it but I am starting to think he was right!!!

  • David N

    yeah i know it’s fustrating we still don’t know when ours is arriving either. and the whole mat thing is very dissapointing even after speaking to one of the big wigs at FPV we couldn’t get them to change there mind about the mats. and i was starting to feel the same but i’ve always had fords and the dealer up here got one of there utes today so i went and had a look made me feel a bit better. As for your friends lemon unfortunatly you can get them in any make it’s just bad luck. and service well that’s another issue atleast down there you have more than one dealer up here there is only one. Once you sit in it for the first time you’ll feel better.:)

  • Bavarian Missile

    MMMMMMM,that new car smell,tell what if someone could bottle that new car smell for chicks to put on themselves instead of flowery perfume ,I reckon most girls would go home with a guy on a Saturday night.Guys hate flowers so why dot hey make perfume that smells like them?
    I wonder how many are still on the line waiting to be delivered?

  • David N

    hey BM i just had your spam word.HEHE
    i forgot to put my name at the end of the last one hope i haven’t confused cobra045.
    By the sound of it they haven’t delivered to many at all i’m a bit confused about why they’ve been held up is it a problem with the sedan because ute’s still seemed to be arriving at dealers ??? Tara

  • Bavarian Missile

    Ill check into it for you!

  • David N

    ok thanks. Dave didn\’t want to bug FPV about it when he was disscussing the mats and stuff. So family gone home now?? T

  • Scruff

    I’ve got a Cober coming (maybe) in Nov sometime and I,m really looking forward to it.
    I also have a GT-P BA MkII which I bought new and am keeping so that I may be able to breed from them.
    So with this previous experience, I’m here to tell you that the build quality from FPV is CRAP! Sorry, I love my car but I’ll call em as I see em. I was lucky, my dealer fixed all the problems and was as peed off as I was but didn’t argue. I’ll give my dealer 10/10 but FPV should be kept back after school to learn to have some pride in their work.
    Back to the Cobra. The dealer has been honest with me and not giving me any false hopes about delivery dates or build numbers. They will arrive when they arrive and the choice of build numbers are the ones available in the dealers yard and you’ll have to compete against the other cobra buyers the dealer has on the books.

  • Bavarian Missile

    True only the early purchases like us got a choice of numbers

    Agree also on the BA quality we are much happier with the new Cobra,its now done over 4600 klms in a few weeks!

    Hey David and Tara
    Have order a car car cover $396. She has already made 2 others. No pics sorry. Cobra 045 I think is also ordering one!Giving it to him for his birthday,bit of a surprise .He wants a new diff for the XA and cause it currently has nodular locker and with 345 Pirellis on the back, its hard to turn around corners! Trying to get the ratio is the hard bit too!

  • cobra045

    have you found a diff yet?

  • Bavarian Missile

    Nope…….hes hunting on ebay..hes a junkie for it!

    We found one when we coming down the coast of California ,stopped at a wreckers and found one out of an FTRUCK. I did say your not taking that on the plane ?? He thought it maybe a little difficult,only $200.00 US. Hey did you just get an email on the Phase 3 being stolen in Osborne Park??? Pak of A…….les! I hope they find it!!

  • Bavarian Missile

    What are you still doing at work??? Going to be 36 here on Monday,here comes Summer !

  • cobra045

    I am at home..

    who’s car was it??

    I have a spare 9 inch lsd dick brake here!!

  • cobra045

    ha ha.. i mean disk!!!

  • Bavarian Missile

    hahaha ….you mean disk brake rear end ,I may be interested in the other too though.hahahaha. Sorry husbands been away too long. Still don’t know if hes coming home this weekend Off to see another factory now , will talk to him later .What ratio is it ?

    Dont know whos car! Vermilion Fire ! Have asked for more info?

  • cobra045

    not sure.. either a 3.5 or 4.11

  • cobra045

    not sure was size the other is!! ha ha

  • Bavarian Missile

    I dont want to know the size of the other.hahaha

    3:5 maybe the one hes looking for! 4:11 s to loud driving around town !

    What did it come out of?

  • Bavarian Missile

    Off to watch farmer wants a wife………a good laugh.

  • http://. Naughtyius Maximus

    What station is that on? Geepers, cripes! Never heard of that one – TOYOTA REALIABILITY IS IN STRIFE. What will they think of next. Us bloody country folk miss out on all the big budget block busters (I thought block and busters was one word, must be cause the putting together of them is bust up and getting worser?). Huh well I’ll be!

  • Bavarian Missile

    I know where you live …….I wouldn’t have thought it was that Country. Channel 9

  • Woohaha

    Still waiting for my Cobra Ute to be delivered. Apparently it’s been made, just sitting at FPV having the last few finishing touches done to it. Should be here early December. Gonna whack it on a dyno as soon as I pick it up.

    A few of the sedans have been delivered to WA already, but apparently I was one of the only people in WA that managed to pick up a ute from a WA dealer.

  • Bavarian Missile

    Yep that would be fixing the stripes that fell off when you washed them……I thought NU FORD had a UTE around the same time we drove ours back from our Melbourne dealer.almost 3 weeks ago! Didn’t you see a Cobra UTE at NU FORD Cobra045?

    Everybody else probably got sick of being RIPPED by W.A dealers !

  • Woohaha

    Oh, and I got floor mats included, hahaha ($20k floor mats)

  • Woohaha

    How’s the Cobra goin along anyways Bav?

    I noticed you said the finish quality has improved. That’s a good thing, was a bit disappointed with our Blueprint GT, lack of attention to detail in the paint shop.

  • jbot

    Woohaha make sure you let us know how the dyno goes. ARe they actually Cobra mats or just FPV?

  • Woohaha

    According to the dealer they’re specifically for the Cobra, has the Cobra embroydered on it (but we’ll see when it gets here).

  • Tara N

    Hey guys i had i Cobra ute in my work shop yesterday.
    Whoohaha…Sorry to be the one to break it to you but your mats are going to be FPV mats no cobra on them at all. We had dealings with a head guy at FPV for a week over the mats and other bits the car is supposed to have and they said they will NOT have or never supply cobra mats.
    BM… Thanks for the price on the car cover. I haven’t been on for a couple days missed heaps of stuff.

  • Woohaha

    Bloody dealers……….. all good, he’ll know about it when I take delivery

  • Bavarian Missile

    Let it loosen up before you throw it on the dyno…..You throwing any mods at it?

    Car is great so far…….a little gutless down low still ,but I was used to the modified BAGT we had! ALOT better in the paint!!!!Even cleared under the bonnet woohoo! No really much better car than the BA was! Needs a short shifter though! Funny what you get use too. People ask “how does it go”? They would think its awesome but once again…..its all relevant to what you have been in before?
    Forget the mats……aint happening!
    Still cant believe peoples reaction when your driving towards them,hard to miss I guess! Lots of thumbs up,get use to it Tara! I am a little use to reactions with the XAGT Coupe we also have ……….but this is different!

    No one opened the door and sat in the front seat like I once experienced driving a 911,but I lock the doors where ever I go now!

  • David N

    There’s some strange people out there that’s for sure. don’t blame you locking your doors living up here i do that at lights etc
    Being in that ute yesterday has made start to get cranky that mine’s not here yet. I really hope it left this week.
    Once we put the tint on it cleaned her up put the protection on she shone. Took some pics to tied me over. Almost didn’t want to give it back to the dealer. LOL

  • David N

    i must really confuse people when i use david’s at home. Tara N. hehe

  • Bavarian Missile

    Get your own honey! Do you have another email address? go get one from yahoo!Back soon,hubby got back from China today after a week! Hes on the F/F anyway.

  • David N

    well i doubt you’ll be back tonight then. HEHE
    I sent you my email address. Tara N

  • Bavarian Missile

    Cheers…….received! I am a antique junkie,had my own shop for a while till the other business got to large! Off to watch Collectors…..will be back

  • Bavarian Missile

    I am back

  • http://. Naughtyius Maximus

    MISSILE the Antique Junkie…OK, Iam too. I was at auction and nobody bid on this old jacket. It was old as. I bid. Took to musuem and asked what they thought – it has signature on pocket dated 1792 and man who looked said it was from Lord Nelson’s era. Low and behold there are 13 soild gold buttons on it and real gold also on side of legs on pants. The jacket is heavy and has all this old threaded gold embroidery. Worth a motza as enquired at Sotherbys. It is signed by Right Hon JA Campbell 16.7.92. Looks real old and feels old. Got on Stan Zemanek before he died and people said if genuine it is worth a motza. So you can get bargains!

  • Bavarian Missile

    Yeah…………wow!

    I come from the second fleet that landed in Australia,yes convict! A she……..at 17 was sent to Australia for stealing a mans clothes ,she was a prostitute as many were in those days. Thought it funny that she stole his shoes and clothes to sell as he wouldn’t pay her for services rendered!

    Rachel Hoddy came over believe it or not with another famous female that was to also be a famous , Kevin Rudds descendant!

    4 famous females on that one ship that made a name for them selves in this great country,and I was one of the decedents!

    I still have that same drive she was the first Tasmanian woman to own a pub! Thats over 200 years ago,know the scary thing the Pub she first opened was next door to the Church I was first married in and my Mum. Truth!!! Never knew that till a few years ago!

    I have been collecting antiques since I was about 20! Yep thats a while! My first house I owned was Victorian …..love old houses ! Hope I get another one day ! Got the furniture for it! I love a bit of land around me and here in the West thats hard to find as a combo!

  • Bavarian Missile

    While I wait for my last post to be moderated……know idea why……will email Alborz and ask him.

    My house if mainly full of Australian stuff,collecting for over 20 years! My lounge room is Victorian and my bedroom too pretty for most blokes but full of 1900s nudes on the wall with 1920 teddy suits bras and scanties if you know what they are! Dressing table full of old perfume bottles,compacts and handbags from the 1930s!

    Even a maniquine in the corner with a 1890s wedding dress
    on it!

    Every person that has seen my bedroom has gone wow……yes they have all been women!hahahaha

    I love perfection !

    Rest of the house is pretty much the same……jammed packed with antiques! Bet you never would have guessed I love that old passion too!

  • Oz.

    Hey FPV290…. YOU FR1GG1N BARGEARSE!!

    You are a Holdenwoo tosser pretending to be a ford fan and baging off ford and sprooking on about Holden.

    All your posts here have been lies, you made out FPVs are lemons saying you brakes were failed all the time and the rest which is your BS.
    UP YOURS…

  • Bavarian Missile

    Ok would like to congratulate Cobra 045 ……..he became a father for the first time last week…..A boy!

    Looks like you have a spare Cobra for him to drive when he gets older honey!!!!!hahaha

  • http://kubilay kubilay

    I lave you