2008 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang

2008 Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet

Months after Dodge unveiled their Challenger Drag Race Package, the folks at Ford Racing decided to respond by prepping a pony car for the strip. The result is this - the 2008 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang.

Although it's a new offering from Ford, the Cobra Jet Mustang is nothing new. In the pursuit of speed, fifty Mustangs were built in 1968 with massive engines (all 428-cubic-inch V-8s) and with virtually all creature comforts removed. The motor may have changed, but the premise behind the 2008 Cobra Jet Mustang is the same. Starting with a 5.4-liter "Cobra Jet" V-8, the Cobra Jet Mustang (aka the FR500CJ) adds a cold-air induction system, 9-inch rear axle, one-piece driveshaft with safety loop, special rear control arms, adjustable dampers, and a unique Lexan rear window. At the same time, Ford Racing strips out the "non-essentials," including the air conditioning, stereo, and - since this won't be a street car - the VIN number itself. According to Ford, this turn-key package allows customers to lay down quarter-mile times in the ten second range. For more information on the Cobra Jet and other Ford Racing-prepped Mustangs, visit www.fordracingparts.com

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