How do you know if the cobra will be "dumbed down", what is your source. you know nothing more than anyone else. There is a chance that the cobra will be outsourced to shelby or roush. I bet you there will be another svt lightening and cobra. you just watch and see. Does it make any sense at all for them to come out with a brand new mustang, possibly the best ever and then not even offer an svt cobra! The mustang brand is stronger than ever making alot of people alot of money! But I understand that there is a chance it will not be an SVT cobra, which would be terrible for ford and for all of us. whether you think so or not, its true.