Meandering by the Ford stand, Phillips eagle-eyed a trunk lid that caught his attention. Popping out from an otherwise draped 2015 Mustang, the matte black lid clearly has the name King Cobra embossed on the rear.
That name is interesting for a few reasons: to start, Ford hasn't used the Cobra name (without "Jet" attached) since way back in 2004, so a new snake is certainly something to take note of. Second, the King Cobra name dates all the way back to the ill-remembered Mustang II, meaning there is a clear link to Blue Oval history here.
Just exactly what this 2015 Mustang King Cobra might be, is still unclear. There's some logic to the idea that it could be a follow up for the drag-prepped Cobra Jet car, though nothing concrete about our two images to support that.
Stay tuned though, Ford will be pulling the silks back on this one later today, and we'll report back with the full story.