Ford cobra jet. The mustang cobra jet is now known as fords factory built drag racer but the cobra jet badge was actually created for a 70 liter v 8 engine back in 1968. So late last year ford racing reintroduced the cobra jet mustang in a very limited run of 50 as a 2008 model to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the original cobra jets debut. The ford performance parts team developed the 50th anniversary car to be the most powerful and quickest mustang cobra jet from the factory ever capable of topping 150 mph while turning in a mid eight second quarter mile run.
Launched in april 1968 it was built on a regular production line utilizing a variety of cylinder heads. Ford has just unveiled the 2018 ford mustang cobra jet drag car to celebrate the models 50th anniversary and its mean looking. But while it will be the most powerful production car ford has ever sold it wont actually be.
The ford fe engine is a ford v8 engine used in vehicles sold in the north american market between 1958 and 1976. Earlier this year ford announced the mustang gt500 will arrive in 2019 and make more than 700 hp. The 2018 mustang cobra jet is a turnkey race carits not street legaland ford will only make 68 of them to mark the year the original debuted.
The cobra jet has been a thing since 1968 just four years after the first mustang came around in 1964that makes this year its 50th anniversary and ford wants to celebrate with 68 turnkey. Now comes the return of the mustang cobra jet drag strip race car by ford performance targeted to be the most powerful and quickest version from the factory yet capable of. 2018 mustang cobra jet is powered by a supercharged 52 liter coyote v8 with performance tuned by ford performance to give racers a proven durable powertrain dearborn mich april 18 2018 fifty years ago the ford mustang cobra jet took to the staging lanes at drag strips everywhere and along with the resulting wins a legend was born.