In 2008 Ford celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the 1968 CJ with the introduction of the new Cobra Jet. It's the ultimate "Parts Car" - Ford Performance Parts, that is. It is literally a production Mustang body, engineered with a carefully chosen set of Ford Performance high performance parts and other components to do one thing: win drag races.
One of the 2008 CJs, owned by Hajek Motorsports, won the 2009 NHRA Winternationals in the hands of John Calvert. Calvert's car sported vintage Rice Holman graphics in honor of Al Joniec's historic '68 Winternationals win. In fact, most of the 2008 Mustang Cobra Jets competed with nostalgia graphic packages mirroring those on famous Mustang CJ drag cars.
So popular is the modern Mustang Cobra Jet, that Ford Performance built 50-car batches in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and is doing so again for the 2016 season.