Ford unveils a twin turbocharged 5.0L Mustang Cobra Jet at SEMA
You read that right – the 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet shown on the right packs the familiar 5.0L V8 that is found in the Mustang GT, the Mustang Boss 302 and the Mustang Cobra Jet but unlike those naturally aspirated powerplants…this new 5.0L packs a pair of Borg Warner turbochargers that help this to be one of the fastest Cobra Jet Mustangs ever. While the majority of the specifications of the Twin Turbo Cobra Jet Mustang are still unknown, Ford Racing representatives told us that in initial testing, this new twin turbo Mustang has turned out quarter mile times in the high 8 second range. Numbers like that would allow the Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet with the new turbo setup to be among the absolute quickest factory drag packages among the Detroit Big 3.
“When a new generation of Cobra Jets arrived four decades later, they immediately began winning with a modern, fuel-injected 5.4-liter V8 topped with a belt-driven supercharger,” recalls Jesse Kershaw, Ford drag racing competition manager. “Over the past four years, the Cobra Jet has gone on to become both a fan and competitor favorite, the most successful late-model vehicle in drag racing.”