Production of the very first 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag racing machines has begun and they are starting to leave the factory doors of the AutoAlliance manufacturing plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. Ford racing have released this great video and pictures that shows the Cobra Jet interior and body preparation including the fabrication of the roll bar, surface and paint preparation, final engine and driveline installation, custom graphics applications, final systems check and sign off 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. According to sources the first 2013 Cobra Jet #18 has been shipped to a dealership in Plano Texas. There are only going to be a total of 50 Ford Mustang Cobra jets produced and within the next three weeks, Ford says that they will all be finished, fitted with either a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 or a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. Ford Racing is asking $85,490 (EUR63,390) for each of these awesome cars – one thing you might want to know is they are NOT street legal. The 2013 Cobra Jets are race-prepped and ready for NHRA Stock or super stock and other race series competition. They are available in black, white and silver the Cobra Jets offer various engine and transmission combinations with the most popular being the supercharged 5.0L, followed by a naturally aspirated 5.0L that revs to over 8000 RPM. This amazing car actually does in fact have a part number if you are interested – M-FR500-CJ - You can call us to see if we can order one for you – these will be very collectible if there are any left.
Here are a few specs:
5.0L Coyote engine options:
Naturally aspirated - Cobra Jet induction system, CNC
ported heads, high lift cams, low-drag accessory drive
Supercharged - Ford Racing/Whipple 10-rib 2.9L
supercharger, CNC port matched manifold and heads
Lightened body assembly optimized for weight distribution
Electric power steering - all the assist with no parasitic loss
Rollcage optimized for rigidity and safety through finite element
Recaro FIA race seats (pending NHRA approval)
Improved brake pedal feel with revised pedal ratio
Improved suspension geometry for optimum 60' times - derived
from computer modeling and hundreds of 1/4-mile runs.