Ford Cobra Jet Mustang Confirmed for 2011
The 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang was presented by Ford this week at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando, Florida. At the event, Ford announced it would be manufacturing only 50 of these extraordinary machines but would offer them, for the first time, in three color options - Race Red, Grabber Blue and Winner White.
We have a feeling, however, you couldn't care less about the color of the car, so let's get into some more exciting stuff. The Cobra Jet will be available with a 5.4l engine stolen from the SVT Mustang, supercharged with either a 2.3 liter TVS unit or a 4.0 liter Ford Racing Whipple supercharger.
According to the information leaked a while back, the unit, paired to a 3-speed C4 Auto Race transmission, will be capable of developing 430 horsepower.
The 50 units of the Cobra Jet will enter production in the first quarter of 2011 and will be priced at $103,980.
"Ford Racing is proud to build the 2012 Cobra Jet and continue the tradition of delivering turn-key competitive race cars to Ford drag racing enthusiasts," said George Goddu, business manager Ford Racing Performance Group. "
"With every Cobra Jet build we strive to carry the spirit of the original Cobra Jet while developing the next generation of drag racing icon. The enthusiast who races the 2012 Cobra Jet can be competitive at virtually any event, from their local track up through NHRA Stock or Super Stock classes."