50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Aims for the 8s

1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Ford will revive its legendary Cobra Jet Mustang for its 50th birthday, and the company promises it'll be the quickest straight-line pony so far.

Ford Performance has announced the new 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet drag strip race auto is coming this summer as "the most powerful and quickest version from the factory ever".

The original 1968 Cobra Jet had a 335 hp 428 cubic-inch V8. All of these cars are created to run in the 8-second range in stock form (with tuning work from the owners, of course), but they are all extremely limited in terms of production numbers and none of them are legal for road use.

Cobra Jet Mustangs are what legends are made of and it was fifty years ago, the original factory muscle took to the staging lanes at dragstrips everywhere, and along with the resulting wins, an automotive icon was born. The brand claims the new Cobra Jet will be the fastest auto in a straight line with a stallion badge on it, tackling the quarter-mile in eight seconds at 150 miles per hour. Under the massively swollen hood is a 5.2-liter Coyote V8, freshly fettled by the Ford Performance team to make this the most monstrous of them all.

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To help achieve its hypercar acceleration (expect a sub-2.2sec 0-100km/h time), Ford says it has re-engineered the current Mustang's rear suspension to incorporate a new four-link set-up and a heavy-duty 9.0-inch solid rear axle.

It's not every day people get to choose how well their factory-built Hot Rod Association-legal looks, is it?

To put things into perspective, as an 8-second vehicle the 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang is on par with your "run of the mill" 2,000 HP Underground Racing Twin Turbo Gallardo, and that's pretty rarefied air. Race add-ons include NHRA-certified roll cage, Racetech FIA seats, and a drag race specific coilover suspension with specially designed Weld Racing wheels with the 50th anniversary badging. The new race auto will officially go on sale this summer, at which point we will get more details on the quickest factory-built Ford Mustang ever.

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