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SMALL SNAKE Hot Wheels 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra R Diecast

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Hot Wheels 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra R Diecast

For many fans of the 1979-1993 Mustangs, the 1993 SVT Cobra was the pinnacle of the breed.

As the Fox platform evolved, Ford added improvements which pushed its performance and culminated in the work of the now-defunct Special Vehicle Team with the Mustang Cobra and racy Cobra R. That R-model is now being immortalized as a Hot Wheels diecast model, which was only available to members of the Red Line Club.

If you thought full-size Fox Mustangs were in demand, Hot Wheels released a limited edition 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra diecast through its Red Line Club and the car sold out right away.

The original car is no stranger to being rare. Only 107 were created by SVT in its inaugural year. Engineers put the R in Cobra R by reducing weight. They left out air conditioning, radio, speakers, and unnecessary insulation. They sharpened its handling with stiffer springs along with Koni shocks and struts. As a result of these and other upgrades, it accelerated from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and covered the quarter mile in 14.3 seconds at 99 mph.

While the initial images are only renders, the diecast isn’t exactly concours correct. That could change with the real cars, but these images show variations like different wheels and an intake manifold/inlet tube far more closely resembling that of the pushrod 5.0-powered Explorer than induction system on the Fox Cobra R.

The limited-edition Hot Wheels model sold out almost as quickly as the real car accelerated, as a preorder window opened for 48 hours and Fox fans scooped them all up. However, the cars won’t ship until next May, so buyers will have to wait a while to relive their scale SVT Fox fantasies.

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