Ford Torino Cobra 428
Ford scored big with the Mustang and the Shelby. But in the mid-size muscle market, General Motors and Chrysler were dominant. Ford responded with the new and totally redesigned intermediate Torino, which was the ideal base for a hot new muscle car.
Ford marketed them aggressively and gave its mid-size range some serious muscle with the 390 and 428 Cobra Jet engines. The Torino Cobra finally was a muscle car that could beat Chevelle SS or Dodge Charger in street race. And that is exactly what Ford wanted.