Ford drops the details on the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet - including two new colors
Since 2008, Ford Racing has been producing the Mustang FR500CJ Cobra Jet package strictly for drag racing purposes and for the 2014 model year, the vitals of the Cobra Jet remain relatively unchanged from the previous version. After introducing the world to the new twin turbo Cobra Jet at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, there was speculation that the 2014 Cobra Jet would pack a pair of turbochargers rather than the supercharger that has been in use for years now but with the announcement on the details – the twin turbos are nowhere to be found.
The 2014 Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet is powered by the 5.0L TiVCT V8 topped by a Ford Racing/Whipple 2.9L supercharger fitted with a 3.25 inch pulley. CNC ported cylinder heads and a host of other internal and external upgrades allow this blown 5.0 to make enough power to rocket the Cobra Jet down the quarter mile in the 9 second range. Aiding in that effort is a lightweight body assembly, an electric power steering setup, a stripped out interior featuring Recaro FIA race seats and an NHRA approved roll cage and a Ford Racing suspension setup designed specifically for the best launches possible.
Where the 2014 Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet differs from the previous year is in the addition of a new 3-speed automatic transmission fitted with an SFI approved bell housing, a standard parachute mount (required for cars breaking the 150 mile per hour barrier) and two new colors. Joining the traditional option of white, the 2014 Cobra Jet is available in Gotta Have It Green and Flat Black – a Cobra Jet exclusive. In addition to the three colors, there are two different Cobra Jet decal packages available with buyers of the Flat Black or Gotta Have It Green Cobra Jet being able to pick black/red or blue/white decals packages (as shown above on the right) while those who opt for a white car can only select the black and red decals.
Unfortunately, the 2014 Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet is not street legal and between the limited production run of just 50 units and the price tag of $97,990 – this is not a Mustang for everyone. This is a package designed for serious drag racers but for those who want many of the features of the Cobra Jet in Mustang that they can drive on the street, nearly every component of the Cobra Jet is available for purchase through the Ford Racing catalog.
As has been the case in the past, the 50 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet coupes built will be eligible for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition with each car serialized for future collectability. Production of the 2014 FR500CJ is slated to begin in July.