Think the $54,650 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 is the most expensive model in the 2014 Ford Mustang lineup? Not exactly. The purpose-built 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet – produced by the speed freaks at Ford Racing – will apparently set you back at least $97,990.
That's a fair amount of scratch for a Mustang that isn't street legal and cannot be registered for street use, but it does also buy you one helluva drag race machine that's compliant with NHRA's Stock and Super Stock classes. The Mustang's body shell is stripped of all unnecessary equipment in order to save weight and optimize weight distribution, and fitted with a roll cage, Recaro buckets, and unique suspension hardware. While we drooled over a Cobra Jet concept last year that boasted a twin-turbocharged version of the Mustang GT's 5.0-liter V-8, production 2014 Mustang Cobra jet models continue to utilize a 5.0-liter V-8 with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger bolted on top.
What, exactly, is new for 2014? In truth, very little. Although prior Mustang Cobra Jets were also offered in naturally aspirated forms, the 2014 model is only offered as a supercharger. 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet cars gain an all-new 3-speed transmission, a parachute mount for those planning on exceeding 150 mph, and the choice of two new colors, including flat black and the loud Gotta Have-It Green hue shown here.
As we already noted, Ford says 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet pricing begins at $97,990, excluding paint and graphic items. As usual, Ford plans on only building 50 examples for the 2014 model year, and availability is first-come, first-serve. Any excess customers will be placed on a waiting list for a subsequent Cobra Jet production runs. Customers will confirm their options with Ford Racing in April, and production should run between July and October 2013.
Want to try and order one? Give Ford Racing a call at 1-800-367-3788.