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 2016.
The legend of the Cobra Jet lives on 50 years later with the 50th Anniversary Cobra Jet from Ford Performance Parts. This iconic Mustang race car is the quickest ever with performance in the mid 8s at over 150 mph.
Just as the Ford Mustang kicked off the pony car era in 1964, the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet raised the bar at the track in 1968. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary, Ford Performance Parts will build 68 units. They will be offered in red or white and will feature options such as special 50th Anniversary Wheels and an exclusive Cobra Jet car cover. Look for one dominating the track near you.