Back in April, we got news that Ford was creating a 50th Anniversary Mustang “Cobra Jet” that would be the most powerful, quickest drag racing Mustang ever.
Unfortunately, back then, Ford didn’t give us much of a look at the new supercar on the block.
They did reveal that this new Mustang “Cobra Jet” will be a limited production run of 68 cars as the original car debuted at the NHRA Winternationals in 1968.
They also told us that this 2018 version will be capable of running the quarter-mile in the mid-8-second range while topping 150 mph.
Now on Thursday, not only did Ford finally reveal what the 2018 Mustang “Cobra Jet” will look like (it’s badass), they also shared more details about what’s going to be under the hood (also badass).
The car is powered by a special 5.2-liter version of Ford’s famed 5.0-liter V8, strengthened and outfitted with a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger. The engine sends power to the ground through a 9-inch solid rear axle, two-way coil-over shocks with adjustable ride height and a low-drag disc brake system from Strange Engineering as well as a four-link rear suspension with antiroll and panhard bars.
Additional factory-provided racing performance upgrades include an NHRA-certified safety roll cage, FIA-certified seats and anniversary-badged racing wheels.
The new Mustang Cobra Jet is available with a MSRP of $130,000 in either Race Red or Oxford White and can be outfitted with exclusive 50th Anniversary graphics and badging.
The new 2018 Mustang “Cobra Jet” makes its first public appearance at Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend.
I want one.