Ford announces track-only, limited-production Mustang Cobra Jet

2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Home Ford 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet will be the most powerful version yet By Marc Carter- April

Ford will announce Cobra Jet pricing and further details later this summer.

Created to rival (and beat) the 626kW Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet lifts its name from the original 1968 Ford-built Mustang-based drag racers that once dominated the sport.

The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is being built by the Ford Performance Parts team and only 68 cars will be produced, in either Race Red or Oxford White.

Ford Performance says the 2018 Cobra Jet will run mid-8s at the strip, crossing the finish topping an astonishing 240km/h.

The automaker says the new Cobra Jet is capable of running the quarter-mile in the mid-8-second range while topping 150 miles per hour (241 km/h). To slay the Demon, Ford outfitted its latest model Mustang Cobra Jet with a supercharged 5.2-liter Coyote V8 engine. It does, however, come with all of the performance and safety features required to legally compete in various super stock classes in the National Hot Rod Association, the National Mustang Racers Association and the National Muscle Car Association.

Ford has revealed the Usain Bolt of Mustangs. No exact output figures have been released but Ford did mention it is capable of "running the quarter mile in mid 8-second range".

To be clear, the Cobra Jet is a purpose-built drag racer rather than a direct rival to the street-legal Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which boasts a 9.65-second quarter mile at 140 miles per hour.

Of the almost 126 000 vehicles registered worldwide, Ford reported 81 866 of those were registered in the United States, meaning just over one-third of all Mustang registrations are occurring in export markets. She could only confirm a "very limited" number will be sold in Canada.

Back in 1968, the Cobra Jet dominated the NHRA super stock class and for 2018, Ford Performance looks to put the Cobra Jet back atop the leaderboard with their quickest Mustang race vehicle to date.

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