2012 Mustang Cobra Jet Specs Released

We’re preparing to enter a new decade and the automotive industry is offering us some interesting fights that see top vehicles compete against each other for the public’s attention.

One of the most enterntaining battles is the one of the muscle & pony cars, which really bring back the power-flooded era of the 70s’.

The world is currently waiting for a new soldier to enter the battlefield. We are talking about the 2012 incarnation of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, a rebel that likes to tear the dragstrip apart.

Ford is still letting the anticipation build up but the company’s Puerto Rican Micasa dealer is not so secretive, publishing the specs of the upcoming sprinter on its website.

The upgrade will see the vehicle receive new standard and optional goodies. One example would be the 5.4 liter V8 which will use an aluminum block previously only available as an option. The list of optional goodies includes a supercharger upgrade and a graphics pack.

Here is the list of novelties brought by the 2012 model year:
  • Revised 5.4L supercharged engine – different specifications/rating than 2008/2010 model
  • Aluminum engine block
  • Double keyed crankshaft snout
  • Manley H-beam rods
  • Improved low-drag racing brakes – Strange Engineering
  • Improved rear suspension w/revised rear upper control arm and lower control arm mounts
  • Revised and optimized spring rates front and rear
  • New design black anodized Cobra Jet wheels – Weld Racing
  • Goodyear tires – all new DR compound – Cobra Jet branded
  • Brake pedal 2-step switch (micro)
  • Optional colors – Race Red, Grabber Blue, and Winner White – no additional charge

  • 430hp 5.4L DOHC supercharged engine (aluminum block)
  • 2.3L TVS Supercharger with twin 65mm dual bore throttle body
  • 3-Speed C4 Auto Race Transmission – Joel's on Joy
  • 9″ rear axle w/4.29:1 Axle Ratio – Strange Engineering
  • NHRA Stock Eliminator legal interior
  • 8.50et NHRA certified roll cage
  • Estimated weight of 3,200 lbs
  • Cobra Jet trim and appearance package
  • Drag race wheel/tire combination (Rear Tire 30.0 x 9.0)
  • Cobra Jet spring/adjustable damper tuning
  • Light-weight, low-drag brakes (manual)

  • Red (M-FR500-CJ12R)
  • Grabber Blue (M-FR500-CJ12B)
  • Winner White (M-FR500-CJ12W)
Optional Graphics Package:
  • MSRP: $1,995.00
  • Includes: Powered-By-Ford fender emblems, Sweeping Snake side graphics, 5.4 Cobra Jet hood graphics, Ford Racing windshield header decal, Ford oval front fascia decals, Ford oval license plate decal, FR500CJ decklid decal.
  • Optional graphics may be unique to Cobra Jet body color.

Optional 4.0L Supercharger upgrade – M-6066-SCJ:
  • MSRP: $9,995.00
  • Ford Racing offers their exclusive upgrade kit to the base 2012 Cobra Jet for the racer looking to perform at the highest levels of NHRA Super Stock Competition.
  • Kit includes supercharger, billet throttle-body, complete inlet system with 140mm billet mass-air housing, installation instructions, and exclusive Ford Racing race-ready calibration.
  • Final horsepower rating TBD, rating will differ from 500hp 2010 model.
  • 4.0L Supercharger upgrade is delivered separately and must be installed by the end user.
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