Months after Dodge unveiled their Challenger Drag Race Package, the folks at Ford Racing decided to respond by prepping a pony car for the strip. The result is this – the 2008 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang.
Although it’s a new offering from Ford, the Cobra Jet Mustang is nothing new. In the pursuit of speed, fifty Mustangs were built in 1968 with massive engines (all 428-cubic-inch V-8s) and with virtually all creature comforts removed.
The motor may have changed, but the premise behind the 2008 Cobra Jet Mustang is the same. Starting with a 5.4-liter “Cobra Jet” V-8, the Cobra Jet Mustang (aka the FR500CJ) adds a cold-air induction system, 9-inch rear axle, one-piece driveshaft with safety loop, special rear control arms, adjustable dampers, and a unique Lexan rear window. At the same time, Ford Racing strips out the “non-essentials,” including the air conditioning, stereo, and – since this won’t be a street car – the VIN number itself.
According to Ford, this turn-key package allows customers to lay down quarter-mile times in the ten second range.
For more information on the Cobra Jet and other Ford Racing-prepped Mustangs, visit www.fordracingparts.com