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Mustang Cobra Jet The Ultimate Turnkey Drag Racing Vehicle.

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.

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2014 Cobra Jet Specs
2016
The 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet
  • ENGINE
  • Ford V8, 5.0-liter (302 cubic inches) displacement
  • 92.2mm bore x 92.7mm stroke
  • 9.5:1 compression ratio
  • 2.9L Whipple supercharger – front entry
  • Forged steel crankshaft
  • Billet steel gerotor oil pump
  • Mahle forged and anodized pistons with Grafal® coated skirts
  • Manley H-beam connecting rods with ARP 2000 bolts
  • American Racing Headers 304 stainless-steel headers
  • Aeromotive fuel rails
  • ATI SFI-approved crank damper
  • Proprietary engine control software and calibration
  • New electric water pump
  • FUEL SYSTEM
  • Aeromotive fuel system
  • TRANSMISSION
  • 3-speed automatic racing transmission with SFI safety housing
  • CHASSIS
  • 8.50ET-certified roll cage
  • BRAKES
  • Strange Engineering racing brake system
  • REAR SUSPENSION
  • Strange Engineering 9” rear axle with 3.89:1 gear
  • All-new 4-link rear suspension
  • FRONT SUSPENSION
  • Adjustable Ford Performance front struts
  • Anti-roll bar removed
  • INTERIOR
  • Sparco quick-release steering wheel
  • Corbeau 1-piece FIA-certified racing seats
  • RJS 5-point racing harness
  • WHEELS / TIRES
  • Weld wheels 15x10” rear, 15x3.5” front
  • Hoosier Tires, 30x9-15 rear,26x4.5-15 front

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2014 Cobra Jet Specs
2014
The 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet
  • ENGINE
  • Displacement & type: 5.0L V8 with twin independent variable cam timing (TiVCT);
  • Block: Production 5.0L Ti-VCT block
  • Heads: CNC-ported, 4-valves per cylinder
  • Induction: N/A Option: Cobra Jet Composite Intake, S/C Option: Ford Performance Whipple 2.9L Supercharger
  • Camshafts Custom grind: - Ford Performance proprietary
  • Crankshaft: Forged
  • Rods: Manley H-beam
  • Pistons: Mahle forged, Ford Performance spec
  • Headers: 304 stainless primary tubes with 321 stainless collector
  • Inlet pipe: Ford Performance Cobra Jet
  • Throttle body" Cobra Jet oval monoblade
  • CHASSIS
  • Chrome-moly safety cage, NHRA-certified to 8.50 ET
  • REAR SUSPENSION
  • 3-link with adjustable upper
  • Adjustable Panhard bar
  • Double-adjustable Ford Performance shocks
  • Anti-roll bar
  • FRONT SUSPENSION
  • Adjustable Ford Performance struts
  • Anti-roll bar removed - lightweight radiator support
  • STEERING
  • Electric power-assist (EPAS)
  • BRAKES
  • Strange Engineering kit featuring:
    • - Lightweight vented rotors
    • - Billet 4-piston lightweight calipers
    • - Lightweight tandem master cylinder
  • OEM pedal modified to mount master cylinder
  • WHEELS
  • Weld Racing Cobra Jet
  • 15 x 10" rear, 15 x 3.5" front
  • TIRES
  • Goodyear Cobra Jet
  • 9 x 30 x 15 rear, 4.5 x 28 x 15 front
  • GEARS & AXLES
  • Strange Engineering 9-inch aluminum center section
  • Light-weight steel spool
  • Strange Engineering 9310 alloy 4.88 ring & pinion
  • Strange Engineering 35-spline axles
  • Strange Engineering chrome-moly yoke
  • TRANSMISSION
  • C3 automatic (stock legal) race-prepared by Joel's on Joy
  • FUEL SYSTEM
  • Aeromotive "Eliminator" fuel pump
  • Aeromotive A1000 pressure regulator
  • Aeromotive 10-micron high-flow filter
  • High-impedance 80 lb./hr. fuel injectors
  • ENGINE CONROLS & IGNITION
  • Ford Copperhead ECM
  • Production based with Ford Performance software
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Production 5.0L TiVCT coils
  • Ford sensors
  • AVAILABLE PAINT COLORS
  • Gotta Have-it Green
  • Flat Black
  • White

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Twin Turbo Cobra Jet Specs
TT
Twin Turbo Mustang CJ Concept
  • ENGINE
  • Displacement & type: 5.0L V8 with twin independent variable cam timing (TiVCT)
  • Block: Ford Performance experimental
  • Heads: CNC-ported, 4-valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Ford Performance, incl. twin Borg Warner turbochargers with integral wastegate
  • Intercooler: Dual 4-in. core
  • Camshafts Custom grind: - Ford Performance proprietary
  • Crankshaft: Forged
  • Rods: Manley H-beam
  • Pistons: Mahle forged, Ford Performance spec
  • Headers: 304 stainless primary tubes with 321 stainless collector
  • Inlet pipe: Carbon fiber
  • Throttle body Cobra Jet oval monoblade
  • CHASSIS
  • Chrome-moly safety cage, NHRA-certified to 8.50 ET
  • REAR SUSPENSION
  • 3-link with adjustable upper
  • Adjustable Panhard bar
  • Double-adjustable Ford Performance shocks
  • Anti-roll bar
  • FRONT SUSPENSION
  • Adjustable Ford Performance struts
  • Anti-roll bar removed - lightweight radiator support
  • STEERING
  • Electric power-assist (EPAS)
  • BRAKES
  • Strange Engineering kit featuring:
    • Lightweight vented rotors
    • Billet 4-piston lightweight calipers
    • Lightweight tandem master cylinder
  • OEM pedal modified to mount master cylinder
  • WHEELS
  • Weld Racing Twin Turbo Cobra Jet
  • Bead lock rear
  • 15 x 10" rear, 15 x 3.5" front
  • TIRES
  • Goodyear Cobra Jet
  • 9 x 30 x 15 rear, 4.5 x 28 x 15 front
  • GEARS & AXLES
  • Strange Engineering 9-inch aluminum center section
  • Light-weight steel spool
  • Strange Engineering 9310 alloy 4.88 ring & pinion
  • Strange Engineering 35-spline axles
  • Strange Engineering chrome-moly yoke
  • TRANSMISSION
  • C4 automatic (stock legal) race-prepared by Joel's on Joy
  • FUEL SYSTEM
  • Aeromotive "Eliminator" fuel pump
  • Aeromotive A1000 pressure regulator
  • Aeromotive 10-micron high-flow filter
  • High-impedance 80 lb./hr. fuel injectors
  • ENGINE CONROLS & IGNITION
  • Ford Copperhead ECM
  • Speed Density operation
  • Production based with Ford Performance software
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Production 5.0L TiVCT coils
  • Ford sensors
  • AVAILABLE PAINT COLORS
  • Performance White

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2013 Cobra Jet Specs
2013
The 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet
  • ENGINE
  • Displacement & type: 5.0L V8 with twin independent variable cam timing (TiVCT);
  • Block: Production 5.0L Ti-VCT block
  • Heads: CNC-ported, 4-valves per cylinder
  • Induction: N/A Option: Cobra Jet Composite Intake, S/C Option: Ford Performance Whipple 2.9L Supercharger
  • Camshafts Custom grind: - Ford Performance proprietary
  • Crankshaft: Forged
  • Rods: Manley H-beam
  • Pistons: Mahle forged, Ford Performance spec
  • Headers: 304 stainless primary tubes with 321 stainless collector
  • Inlet pipe: Ford Performance Cobra Jet
  • Throttle body" Cobra Jet oval monoblade
  • CHASSIS
  • Chrome-moly safety cage, NHRA-certified to 8.50 ET
  • REAR SUSPENSION
  • 3-link with adjustable upper
  • Adjustable Panhard bar
  • Double-adjustable Ford Performance shocks
  • Anti-roll bar
  • FRONT SUSPENSION
  • Adjustable Ford Performance struts
  • Anti-roll bar removed - lightweight radiator support
  • STEERING
  • Electric power-assist (EPAS)
  • BRAKES
  • Strange Engineering kit featuring:
    • - Lightweight vented rotors
    • - Billet 4-piston lightweight calipers
    • - Lightweight tandem master cylinder
  • OEM pedal modified to mount master cylinder
  • WHEELS
  • Weld Racing Cobra Jet
  • 15 x 10" rear, 15 x 3.5" front
  • TIRES
  • Goodyear Cobra Jet
  • 9 x 30 x 15 rear, 4.5 x 28 x 15 front
  • GEARS & AXLES
  • Strange Engineering 9-inch aluminum center section
  • Light-weight steel spool
  • Strange Engineering 9310 alloy 4.88 ring & pinion
  • Strange Engineering 35-spline axles
  • Strange Engineering chrome-moly yoke
  • TRANSMISSION
  • C4 automatic (stock legal) race-prepared by Joel's on Joy
  • FUEL SYSTEM
  • Aeromotive "Eliminator" fuel pump
  • Aeromotive A1000 pressure regulator
  • Aeromotive 10-micron high-flow filter
  • High-impedance 80 lb./hr. fuel injectors
  • ENGINE CONROLS & IGNITION
  • Ford Copperhead ECM
  • Production based with Ford Performance software
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Production 5.0L TiVCT coils
  • Ford sensors
  • AVAILABLE PAINT COLORS
  • Black
  • Silver
2012 Cobra Jet Specs
2012
The 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet
  • ENGINE
  • Displacement & type: 5.4L V8
  • Block: Production 5.4L aluminum block
  • Heads: Ford GT heads, 4-valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Super Stock Option: Ford Performance/Whipple 4.0L Supercharger; Stock Option: 2.3L Ford Performance/TVS Supercharger
  • Camshafts Custom grind: - Ford Performance proprietary
  • Crankshaft: Forged
  • Rods: Manley H-beam
  • Pistons: Mahle forged, Ford Performance spec
  • Headers: 304 stainless primary tubes with 321 stainless collector
  • Inlet pipe: Ford Performance Cobra Jet
  • Throttle body Cobra Jet oval monoblade
  • CHASSIS
  • Chrome-moly safety cage, NHRA-certified to 8.50 ET
  • REAR SUSPENSION
  • 3-link with adjustable upper
  • Adjustable Panhard bar
  • Double-adjustable Ford Performance shocks
  • Anti-roll bar
  • FRONT SUSPENSION
  • Adjustable Ford Performance struts
  • Anti-roll bar removed - lightweight radiator support
  • STEERING
  • Lightweight manual rack
  • BRAKES
  • Strange Engineering kit featuring:
    • Lightweight vented rotors
    • Billet 4-piston lightweight calipers
    • Lightweight tandem master cylinder
  • OEM pedal modified to mount master cylinder
  • WHEELS
  • Weld Racing Cobra Jet
  • 15 x 10" rear, 15 x 3.5" front
  • TIRES
  • Goodyear Cobra Jet
  • 9 x 30 x 15 rear, 4.5 x 28 x 15 front
  • GEARS & AXLES
  • Strange Engineering 9-inch aluminum center section
  • Light-weight steel spool
  • Strange Engineering 9310 alloy 4.88 ring & pinion
  • Strange Engineering 35-spline axles
  • Strange Engineering chrome-moly yoke
  • TRANSMISSION
  • C4 automatic (stock legal) or C2 automatic (super stock legal), race-prepared by Joel's on Joy
  • FUEL SYSTEM
  • Aeromotive "Eliminator" fuel pump
  • Aeromotive A1000 pressure regulator
  • Aeromotive 10-micron high-flow filter
  • High-impedance 80 lb./hr. fuel injectors
  • ENGINE CONROLS & IGNITION
  • Ford ECM
  • Production based with Ford Performance software
  • Production 5.4L coils
  • Ford sensors
  • AVAILABLE PAINT COLORS
  • Grabber Blue
  • Performance White
  • Race Red
2010 Cobra Jet Specs
2010
The 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet
  • ENGINE
  • Displacement & type: 5.4L V8
  • Block: Production 5.4L aluminum block
  • Heads: Ford GT heads, 4-valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Super Stock Option: Ford Performance/Whipple 4.0L Supercharger; Stock Option: 2.3L Ford Performance/TVS Supercharger
  • Camshafts Custom grind: - Ford Performance proprietary
  • Crankshaft: Forged
  • Rods: Manley H-beam
  • Pistons: Mahle forged, Ford Performance spec
  • Headers: 304 stainless primary tubes with 321 stainless collector
  • Inlet pipe: Ford Performance Cobra Jet
  • Throttle body: Cobra Jet oval monoblade Super Stock, Dual 65mm oval Stock
  • CHASSIS
  • Chrome-moly safety cage, NHRA-certified to 8.50 ET
  • REAR SUSPENSION
  • 3-link with adjustable upper
  • Adjustable Panhard bar
  • Double-adjustable Ford Performance shocks
  • Anti-roll bar
  • FRONT SUSPENSION
  • Adjustable Ford Performance struts
  • Anti-roll bar removed - lightweight radiator support
  • STEERING
  • Lightweight manual rack
  • BRAKES
  • Strange Engineering kit featuring:
    • Lightweight vented rotors
    • Billet 4-piston lightweight calipers
    • Lightweight tandem master cylinder
  • OEM pedal modified to mount master cylinder
  • WHEELS
  • Weld Racing Cobra Jet
  • 15 x 10" rear, 15 x 3.5" front
  • TIRES
  • Goodyear Cobra Jet
  • 9 x 30 x 15 rear, 4.5 x 28 x 15 front
  • GEARS & AXLES
  • Strange Engineering 9-inch aluminum center section
  • Light-weight steel spool
  • Strange Engineering 9310 alloy 4.88 ring & pinion
  • Strange Engineering 35-spline axles
  • Strange Engineering chrome-moly yoke
  • TRANSMISSION
  • C4 automatic (stock legal) or C2 automatic (super stock legal), race-prepared by Joel's on Joy
  • FUEL SYSTEM
  • Aeromotive "Eliminator" fuel pump
  • Aeromotive A1000 pressure regulator
  • Aeromotive 10-micron high-flow filter
  • High-impedance 80 lb./hr. fuel injectors
  • ENGINE CONROLS & IGNITION
  • Ford ECM
  • Production based with Ford Performance software
  • Production 5.4L coils
  • Ford sensors
  • AVAILABLE PAINT COLORS
  • Performance White
2008 Cobra Jet Specs
2008
The 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet
  • ENGINE
  • Displacement & type: 5.4L V8
  • Block: Production 5.4L cast iron block
  • Heads: Ford GT heads, 4-valves per cylinder
  • Induction: 2.3L Ford Performance/TVS Supercharger
  • Camshafts Custom grind: - Ford Performance proprietary
  • Crankshaft: Forged
  • Rods: Manley H-beam
  • Pistons: Mahle forged, Ford Performance spec
  • Headers: 304 stainless primary tubes with 321 stainless collector
  • Inlet pipe: Ford Performance Cobra Jet
  • Throttle body Cobra Jet 65mm dual oval
  • CHASSIS
  • Chrome-moly safety cage, NHRA-certified to 9.50 ET
  • REAR SUSPENSION
  • 3-link with adjustable upper
  • Adjustable Panhard bar
  • Double-adjustable Ford Performance shocks
  • Anti-roll bar
  • FRONT SUSPENSION
  • Adjustable Ford Performance struts
  • Anti-roll bar removed - lightweight radiator support
  • STEERING
  • Lightweight manual rack
  • BRAKES
  • Strange Engineering kit featuring:
    • Lightweight vented rotors
    • Billet 4-piston lightweight calipers
    • Lightweight tandem master cylinder
  • OEM pedal modified to mount master cylinder
  • WHEELS
  • Bogart Racing
  • 15 x 10" rear, 15 x 3.5" front
  • TIRES
  • Goodyear Cobra Jet
  • 9 x 30 x 15 rear, 4.5 x 28 x 15 front
  • GEARS & AXLES
  • Strange Engineering 9-inch aluminum center section
  • Light-weight steel spool
  • Strange Engineering 9310 alloy 4.88 ring & pinion
  • Strange Engineering 35-spline axles
  • Strange Engineering chrome-moly yoke
  • TRANSMISSION
  • 6 speed Tremec Manual Transmission
  • FUEL SYSTEM
  • Aeromotive "Eliminator" fuel pump
  • Aeromotive A1000 pressure regulator
  • Aeromotive 10-micron high-flow filter
  • High-impedance 80 lb./hr. fuel injectors
  • ENGINE CONROLS & IGNITION
  • Ford ECM
  • Production based with Ford Performance software
  • Production 5.4L coils
  • Ford sensors
  • AVAILABLE PAINT COLORS
  • Performance White

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