The next "cobra" is coming out as an 07 model year, to be released somewhere in the May/June 2006 time frame. It is going to be officially unveiled at the NY Autoshow which I believe is this month. There is a special private unveiling available to current SVT
members. They are having a contest for 20 "lucky winners to see the car before it debuts at an undisclosed location in Manhattan". Needless to say, I have my entry in.
Notice I put cobra in quotes. Rumor has it that the next "cobra" isn't going to be called a cobra. It has been said that it will be called the SVT mustang and the Cobra moniker will be saved for the 2 seater Shelby Cobra. When Carrol Shelby was interviewed, he never refered to the next SVT Mustang as a Cobra...only an SVT, and a Shelby Mustang. Even the offer from SVT for the unveiling never refered to it as a cobra.
Here is the email I received from them for the contest:
March 4, 2005
Get Your Sneak Peek!
Dear SVTOA member,
Now is your chance to get a "Sneak Peek" of the next SVT Mustang
BEFORE its reveal at the New York
Auto Show in Manhattan, NY.
Twenty (20) lucky SVTOA Members will be invited to attend a "Reveal Event" of the next SVT Mustang at a TOP-SECRET location in Manhattan, NY the afternoon of Tuesday March 22, 2005. Winners will be notified of the specific event location and times when prizes are awarded to ensure complete secrecy.
You can be the first to check out what SVT is revealing to the automotive press at the New York Auto Show later in the week. Key SVT representatives will be on hand during the event.