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2018 Cobra Jet Mustang Celebrates 50 Years on the Drag Strip

by Paul Strauss
2018 Cobra Jet Mustang Celebrates 50 Years on the Drag Stripzoom in

If there’s one version of the Ford Mustang that most embodies drag racing, it’s got to be the Cobra Jet. For five decades, this monster has been blowing minds on the drag strip, and the latest edition is no different.

For 2018, the Mustang Cobra Jet will be capable of turning in a 1/4-mile time in the mid-8s, at a speed above 150 mph. That’s a crazy fast time. Just 68 of the cars will be made, each in either Race Red or Oxford White, and packing a supercharged 5.2-liter Coyote V8 under the hood, specially tuned by Ford Performance. The car will also pack a 9-inch solid rear axle from Strange Engineering, an NHRA-certified roll cage, Racetech FIA seats, and a drag-tuned coilover suspension. The beast rides on Weld Racing wheels.

While we don’t have a full image of the car yet, Ford did tease us just a little bit with this brief footage of the Cobra Jet smoking some tire rubber:

I’m looking forward to seeing this track-only monster when it debut this Summer for serious drag racing fiends.


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