Remember Ford Racing's first FR500 Cobra Jet Mustang? The initial batch of drag strip-ready cars proved so popular, FoMoCo decided to replicate the formula for 2010.
Like the last Cobra Jet, the 2010 CJ Mustang can be powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8, although customers have a choice of five engines - two of them supercharged - in order for the car to be eligible for NHRA, IHRA, NMRA, NMCA, and PSCA classes. Buyers can also opt for either a manual transmission or a race-prepped automatic.
Cobra Jet cars are completely stripped of every feature not deemed track-worthy, and do without a complete interior, side mirrors, or other creature comforts. That said, they are equipped with a full roll cage, manual steering and brakes, adjustable suspension, and a trunk-mounted fuel cell. One new feature for 2010 is the launch control system, allowing drivers to set the launch RPM of the car once it's been staged.
Ford plans on building only 50 examples, each carrying a price tag of approximately $77,000. All 50 have been spoken for, but as the press release points out, it is possible to build an identical car using Ford Racing's performance parts catalog...