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1993 FORD MUSTANG COBRA AND F-150 LIGHTNING PRICES ANNOUNCED

 DETROIT, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Division has announced to its dealers that manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra will start at $19,900.
 The MSRP for the 1993 F-150 Lightning pickup truck will start at $21,655.
 Created by Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT), both the Mustang Cobra and the F-150 Lightning are limited-edition vehicles. Production of the F-150 Lightning began Dec. 15, and Mustang Cobra production begins early in 1993. They will be available at over 800 Ford SVT certified U.S. dealerships.
 The Mustang Cobra, a specially engineered sport coupe aimed at avid car enthusiasts, will be built at the Dearborn Assembly Plant with a 1993 production limited to 5,000 units. It will be available only as a 3-door hatchback with a 5-speed manual transmission.
 The Mustang Cobra boasts a distinctive exterior design featuring the traditional running horse emblem on the front grille. The car also features a special 5.0-liter V-8 engine with increased horsepower, resulting in a 0-60 acceleration time of less than 6 seconds.
 A refined suspension with four-wheel vented disc brakes have been added to give the Mustang Cobra superior handling and braking ability, and unique 17-inch aluminum wheels with P245/45ZR tires to improve traction. The Mustang Cobra will be available in Ebony, Vibrant Red and Teal Metallic colors.
 The F-150 Lightning, described as a cross between an F-150 pickup truck and a Mustang GT, will be built at the Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne. A total of 10,000 units of the F-150 Lightning will be built within the 1993 and 1994 model years.
 The high-performance truck is equipped with a regular cab, front airdam and fog lights, and feature a 5.8-liter port-fuel-injected V-8 engine with 240 horsepower. Driveline alterations include a specially calibrated, electronically controlled, four-speed automatic transmission and enhancements for significantly improved handling and ride. The F-150 Lightning will be available in Ebony and Vermilion Red colors.
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 /CONTACT: Della DiPietro of Ford Division Public Affairs, 313-663-0867/
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