Blown Terminator Cobra Flexes Terrifying Power on the Pavement
Ravenous, supercharged New Edge pony stretches its legs and blasts its pipes all around Richmond, Virginia.
What was happening in 2004? The Opportunity rover began its 15-year-long journey across the surface of Mars. The New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers to raise the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl XXXVIII. Google’s Gmail is launched. And the Boston Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years.
And of course, 2004 was the final year for the SN95/New Edge era of the Mustang, which included one of the baddest ponies ever made back then, the Terminator Cobra. Lucky for us, YouTuber Derek Baran (a.k.a., DerekBaranProductions) invited an Instagrammer to bring his Terminator to the parking lot of a random Target in Richmond, Virginia for a bit of filming.
“Hey! Look who just rolled up just in time,” says Baran. “We got [Michael Cole Myers]… This is my dream right here, for real.”
Myers is the proud owner of this black Terminator Cobra, which he says has an “Eaton bolt-on” supercharger, which gives the black stallion 518 horsepower and 499 lb-ft of torque to the rear. Baran adds that the final two years of the New Edge “were such ahead of their time,” and are “still so relevant today.”
“We’re gonna have some fun with this thing today,” Baran says. “I don’t think I’ve had may Cobras on the channel… Super-stoked to have another Cobra on the channel.”
After a few cinematic jump-cuts with Myers’s Terminator Cobra in the back of the Target loading dock, Baran takes the wheel of the Mustang with Myers riding shotgun to do a few pulls around town. Immediately, Baran is ecstatic with how well the pony runs, especially once the Eaton starts whining.
“Honestly guys, this feels amazing,” Baran says. “I could definitely do one of these… I must say this is a machine right here. I’m gonna be brutally honest with you. Don’t get me wrong, and don’t take offense when I say this: the Coyotes [are] amazing, very clean, very modern. But jumping into a car like this [Terminator Cobra], stock blower that’s ported, 500 to the wheels, New Edge… very bare-bones, this is, by far, the most fun car I’ve ever driven.”