Ford Mustang Cobra Jet For 50th Anniversary

Bow Before The 8sec 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Power comes from a 5.2L version of the Coyote V8 with a 3.0L Whipple supercharger, which makes enough thrust for mid eight-second quarter mile ETs with trap speeds around 150 miles per hour.

With an NHRA-certified roll cage and racing seats, the Cobra Jet was engineered to be legal in several drag racing classes, where it can compete against the similar Chevrolet COPO Camaro and Dodge Challenger Drag Pak and many custom builds.

It's the - deep breath - Ford Performance 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet turnkey race vehicle, and while the name may seem excessive, it's got nothing on the excessiveness of what lies beneath the badges.

Ford is calling today's 50th Anniversary model the quickest drag racing Mustang ever. This 5.2-liter mill is topped by a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger, while a race-ready automatic transmission, a heavy duty 9-inch rear differential, adjustable drag racing suspension and big, fat drag slicks all work together to put the power to the ground. Buyers can choose from Oxford White or Race Red colors for the vehicle with 68 units being produced to celebrate the 1968 year the original Cobra Jet debuted in.

Lastly and importantly, 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet has a "low-drag" disc brake system from Strange Engineering. Customers can have the new Mustang Cobra Jet in either Race Red or Oxford White, combined with exclusive 50th Anniversary graphics and badging. Ford hasn't revealed the final output figures yet but it says that the Cobra Jet can do the quarter-mile in 8 point something seconds and can reach the top speed of 241 km/h.

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They played their shots, ran their singles and twos as India maintained a healthy run-rate of 3.52 pe over throughout the day. England were not quite at their best and ended up spending a full day in the field for the first time in the series.

Ford also released a short video for the Mustang Cobra Jet roaring at the launch event.

Editor's note: This article was updated August 17, 2018, to correct the model year of the 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. The model is now available to order and pricing starts at $130,000.

The latest Cobra Jet obviously pays homage to the original, which debuted at NHRA Winternationals in 1968.

Gary Gastelu is's Automotive Editor.



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