RE: New Mustang Cobra Jet announced - Page 1 - General Gassing

Joanna Estrada
August 18, 2018

The new Cobra Jet made its public debut in Detroit during the popular Woodward Dream Cruise.

Ford Performance has officially revealed the 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet in full, months after having initially teased the auto and let some of its expected specs out into the open.

Limited to only 68 units in honor of its inaugural year, the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is said to deliver 8-second quarter-mile e.t.'s at over 150 miles per hour.

Ford will unveil the fastest production Mustang ever at the Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend, the 2018 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet, capable of pulling off mid-eight-second quarter-mile passes and topping 240 km/h. If you'd like one for yourself, the auto can be ordered now from Ford Performance with an MSRP of $130,000. Inside it is equipped with a Racepak digital dash, Racetech FIA-certified racing seats, and an NHRA-certified roll cage. "This has inspired generations of Mustang fans to create their own performance machines for the street". It's also important to note that the production is limited to just 68 cars, in honor of Cobra Jet's 1968 debut.

To handle its as-yet-unannounced but presumably enormous power output, the Cobra Jet also features a 9-inch solid rear axle, four-link rear suspension with anti-roll and panhard bars, two-way coil-over shock absorbers with adjustable ride height, and a low-drag disc brake system.

While the color wouldn't be the deciding factor to buy one, the latest Cobra Jets are only available in two colors - Race Red or Oxford White. Or maybe it's just all the unburned hydrocarbons hovering around M-1 between Ferndale and Pontiac, Michigan, that has us reminiscing over the Cobra Jet name.

Ford is launching a new Mustang that can outrun the Dodge Demon in the quarter mile.

It started 50 years ago, when Ford debuted the first Cobra Jet at the 1968 NHRA Winternationals with its 428 ci naturally aspirated FE engine, and the newest version pays homage to the original, albeit with a ton more power and modern race technology. More than 150 vehicles dating back to 1968 are expected to attend.

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