The Fairlane Cobra was all business, with a simple approach to the business of performance. It was a dressed-down ride with a taxicab interior, column shifter, horizontal-sweep speedometer, minimal instrumentation, and a lot of power. The 428 Cobra Jet engine had 735-cfm Holley carburetion with center-pivot fuel bowls. Above the Holley was a ram-air induction system that gathered high-pressure air along the hood’s leading edge. The result of all this performance thinking was 440 lb-ft of torque at 3,400 rpm. That fact alone made the Cobra Jet all but unbeatable off the starting line, especially when equipped with 3.91 gears and a close-ratio four-speed.