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

Angelica Greene
August 19, 2018

"From the very first Mustang Cobra Jets dominating the 1968 NHRA Winternationals to our modern-day racers, the Ford Performance Parts team continues to build on Cobra Jet's success at the track over five decades", said in a statement Eric Cin, global director, Ford Performance Parts.

Extensive specs. haven't been released as yet, but it will have a special version of the Mustang's 5.0-liter V8 with a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger, 9-inch solid rear axle, two-way coil-over shocks, Strange Engineering low drag disc brake system and four link rear suspension producing a mid 8 second quarter mile time over 150 miles per hour. Additional factory-provided racing performance upgrades include an NHRA-accepted roll cage, FIA-certified seats and anniversary-badged racing wheels.

50 years after the original Cobra Jet, Ford's legendary drag auto is reborn as a non-road-legal beast capable of running in the mid-8 second range down a quarter mile while topping 240km/h.

Ford is planning to reveal a mystery vehicle this week, and it could be a drag-racing Mustang. This utterly not street legal Mustang is is hailed as the hottest, fastest, and most powerful drag racing Mustang ever. That power goes to a 9-inch solid rear axle, held in place by two-way, height-adjustable coil-over shocks on a four-link rear suspension complete with anti-roll and Panhard bars.

Just 68 will be made - marking the 1968 introduction of the original Mustang Cobra Jet - and you've a choice of red or white paint, both festooned with graphics. The 2018 Cobra Jet is capable of a mid-eight-second quarter-mile run at 150 miles per hour.

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Ordering for the new Cobra Jet has already started, with deliveries expected to start late this year. The following weekend it will travel to Norwalk, Ohio, for the 50th Anniversary Ford Performance Cobra Jet Reunion at Summit Motorsports Park.

The 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is a limited-edition turnkey race vehicle that honors the 50th anniversary of the original.

The starting price for the auto is $130,000, and there really aren't many options to spec for this track-only monster.

Like previous Cobra Jets, the 2018 model has been created to be legal for National Hot Rod Association drag racing, along with several National Mustang Racers Association and National Muscle Car Association classes.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews.

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