Published: Thu, April 19, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Ford teases Mustang Cobra Jet - 'mid-8-second' quarter mile

Ford teases Mustang Cobra Jet - 'mid-8-second' quarter mile

The American brand has announced it will offer a limited number of Mustang Cobra Jets to celebrate the drag-strip version of the performance coupe's 50th birthday.

The modern Cobra Jet promises to run the quarter mile in the "mid-8-second" range at 150 miles per hour.

It might be slower in a straight line, compared to the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet, but the devilish Dodge will still have the upper hand for enthusiasts who actually want to drive their cars on the road.

FORD Performance Parts has teased a "roid popping tribute to the original Cobra Jet dragster, which it says will be 'the quickest straight-line Stallion yet".

Like the other Cobra Jet Mustangs, the 2018 model is not street legal and it does not come with the VIN needed to register it for road use anywhere in the USA.

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It took more than just a beefy engine to do that, of course.

The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is being built by the Ford Performance Parts team and only 68 cars will be produced, in either Race Red or Oxford White. It includes a supercharged 5.2-liter Coyote V8 and unique four-link rear suspension, along with a Ford 9-inch solid rear axle from Strange Engineering.

Inside, the stripped-out cabin receives a full roll cage and a pair of ultra-lightweight race seats. Finally, there's a drag race-specific coil-over suspension with specially designed Weld Racing wheels with 50th anniversary badging. Don't get any ideas about making it a daily driver, however.

Ford Performance will announce final 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet ordering and product specifications this summer. And for those of you wanting to campaign the 2018 Cobra Jet, you'll be happy to know that it's created to be legal for National Hot Rod Association drag racing, along with several National Mustang Racers Association and National Muscle Car Association classes. If you've been wanting to show your 840 horsepower Dodge Demon owning friends what shame feels like, this could well be the vehicle to do it in.

Final specs and pricing will be announced during the United States summer this year.

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