2012 Cobra Jet Mustang Announced
Ford has recently unveiled the 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang but without offering new images of the model. The new model is powered by a 5.4-liter power unit taken from the 2011 SVT Mustang, available with two supercharger options. The American automaker will sell the Cobra Jet Mustang with either a 2.3-liter TVS supercharger or with a 4.0-liter Ford Racing Whipple. The new model features an aluminum block engine linked to a manual gearbox and is available with a double keyed crankshaft. The car also benefits from low-drag racing brakes and Manley H-beam connecting rods. The spring rates of the car have been tweaked for both the front and rear of the Jet.
In order to bring improved grip, the new model comes as standard with the Weld Racing black anodized rims along with new compound Goodyear tires which were especially developed for the Cobra Jet Mustang. The basic price for the model is $91,900 and with all the optional features included, the price goes up to $103,980. The car will be made on a limited series, following the rule first come order, first delivered.
Similar with the Ford Racing’s Mustang FR500S and the Cobra Jet (2010 model), the 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang will be manufactured at the AAI – Auto Alliance International assembly plant, located in Flat Rock, Michigan. The production of the car will start in the first quarter of next year. The limited series consists of 50 cars which will be built on the same production line as the 2012 Ford Mustang production car.
George Goddu, who is the Business Manager at Ford Racing Performance Group, stated that: “Ford Racing is proud to build the 2012 Cobra Jet and continue the tradition of delivering turn-key competitive race cars to Ford drag racing enthusiasts. With every Cobra Jet build we strive to carry the spirit of the original Cobra Jet while developing the next generation of drag racing icon. The enthusiast who races the 2012 Cobra Jet can be competitive at virtually any event, from their local track up through NHRA Stock or Super Stock classes.”
For racers that enjoy making their own cars, they can participate in the Mustang Competition Roller which is based on the Cobra Jet that is serialized and complete, except the power train.
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