Fitted with the 5.0-liter V8 Supercharged Cobra Jet engine at its heart, this beast was unveiled at the 2015 SEMA Show. Like its predecessors, it is limited to only 50 units. Ford says that about 75 percent of the engine components are shared with the Mustang GT, but it still has many significant upgrades for the strip, including a Whipple supercharger. Ford Performance has incorporated a solid axle rear suspension, drag-spec coilover shocks and springs, and racing brakes, thus making it a true drag racer; the job for which this legend was conceived.
Ford has left no stone unturned in embellishing the Cobra jet with some insane upgrades for pure straight-line performance. It includes an electric water pump, borrowed from the C-Max Hybrid that lets the engine cool, and a new four-link rear suspension too; thus not disappointing any of the car enthusiasts like us.
EIGHT SECONDS is all it takes, to sprint the quarter-mile run. The 2016 Cobra Jet is being offered in two exterior colours – Oxford White and Deep Impact Blue.
Since its victorious debut at the 1968 NHRA Winternationals, Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang has represented a legacy of power, performance and triumph. The modern program started with 50 cars for the 2008 model year, continuing with 50-unit limited builds in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The 2016 Cobra Jet is priced at $99,990, shooting it up by $1,995 with optional extras such as graphics pack and again, $1,995 for a wheelie bar. This Ford Performance race car is assembled at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, with deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2016.