Of all the radically-tuned Fords one can see at 2015 SEMA Show, there is no doubt that this is the fastest; at least to the quarter mile.
Ford has unveiled the 2016 variant of its Cobra Jet Mustang drag racer. This performance vehicle is limited to just 50 units and will be available in two body colours – Oxford White and Deep Impact Blue, also restricted to 25 units each.
The Jet Mustang receives many mechanical modifications by Ford Performance to help it become king of the quarter mile. These are drag-race-specific coil-over shocks and springs, 8.50-certified roll cage, Corbeau FIA seats, five-point race harnesses, lightweight racing brakes by Strange Engineering, Aeromotive fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell, and race-tuned 3-speed automatic transmission. The only optional extras offered are the graphics option and a wheelie bar, both costing USD 1,995.
Ford maintains that 75% of the 5.0-liter V8 engine’s components are shared with the stock Mustang GT. This is done primarily to allow owners to access readily-available parts at reasonable prices. The automaker has also not revealed any engine output details except that it is force-fed air through a Whipple supercharger. However, there are reports on the internet that peg the drag car’s output in excess of 1,000 hp.
The Cobra Jet engine makes use of an electric water pump from Ford C-MAX Hybrid that allows cool-down without the engine running helping facilitate consistent racing and improved thermal engine management.
This Mustang is legal for National Hot Rod Association Stock and Super Stock drag racing, as well as several classes in the International Hot Rod Association, National Mustang Racers Association and National Muscle Car Association. The 2016 Cobra Jet is sold as a performance part without a VIN number and can be yours for USD 99,990.
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