The 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Ford drops the details on the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet - including two new colors

Ford Racing has just announced the details on the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag racing package and while there have been no major changes (like the addition of a twin turbocharged V8) – the 2014 Cobra Jet gains a new transmission, a new parachute mount and a pair of new colors including my favorite current Mustang color Gotta Have It Green.

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.

Pages

Share on Facebook submit to reddit Share on Google+

Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.