Ford has just unveiled the 2018 Cobra Jet Mustang, the 50th anniversary of the iconic nameplate. The Cobra Jet is basically a turnkey dragster you can buy from Ford. It comes with all the necessary equipment to run 8 second quarter miles out of the box.
How to run 8’s
Obviously this is a lot more than a stock Mustang. Ford have done quite a bit of tinkering to make the 2018 Cobra Jet Mustang this fast. The 5.0L Coyote V8 has been bored out to 5.2L, the internals have been strengthened and the engine is topped by a 3.0L whipple supercharger. Though, Ford hasn’t revealed exactly how much horsepower this combination makes. We do know that it sends power to the rear wheels through a 9-inch solid rear axle.
Of course, a car this fast needs a roll bar. Ford have fitted the 2018 Cobra Jet Mustang with an NHRA certified unit, and some racing seats.
All of these mods allow for mid-8 second 1/4 mile runs at a speed of 150 MPH from the factory.
How can you buy one?
Well you can fork over $130,000 to Ford, but you better be quick about it. Ford only plans to build 68 2018 Cobra Jet Mustangs, in honor of the first year of the Cobra Jet, 1968.
While it will be hard to buy, it should also be easy to see. Ford will have one at this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, MI. The massive car cruise in will be held on August 18th, 2018.
We can’t promise anything, but you can be sure that we will try our best to get our hands on one of the 68 Cobra Jets around.
They will be available in two colors, Oxford white and Race Red, your choice. Plus, the 50th anniversary edition will come with some cool graphics to remind you of the special edition.
Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more news, views & real-world reviews, and hopefully some absurdly fast 1/4 mile times in the near future.
We just had a 2018 Mustang GT in the office for the week, so we naturally had to put it up against our Hellcat to see how well it would do on the track. Check out the video below: