The 2015 Ford Mustang Looks Even Cooler as a Cobra Jet
The image shown above of what appears to be the 2015 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet in a striking deep metallic orange surfaced online yesterday and it is unclear whether this is a very well done rendering that was introduced to the social media world by a hardcore fan or if this is a leaked Ford image. In any case, the 2015 Mustang design transfers beautifully over to the Cobra Jet drag car with a unique hood, a low chin spoiler, longer side skirts and a short, sharp rear spoiler out back allowing this new Mustang to clearly differentiate itself from the 2015 Mustang GT that many of us met last week. Of course in fine Cobra Jet fashion, this car also features a set of lightweight drag racing wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle rubber with a small set of tires tucked under the dropped front end and a huge set of slicks mounted under the Cobra Jet logo emblazoned along the quarter panel.
I think that this 2015 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is the most wicked looking factory drag package based on the modern muscle cars thus far and even if you aren’t in love with the controversial new front end – there is no denying that the rest of this car looks incredible with a rake that screams race car. There is the possibility that this is only the rendering of some artful dreamer but whenever Ford Racing does get around the introducing the 2015 Mustang-based Cobra Jet package, we would fully expect that it will look very much like the Mustang shown above. The actual Cobra Jet (if this isn’t the real thing) may not have the hood, lower front fascia, side skirts and rear spoiler that we see here but I very much expect that the S550 Mustang Cobra Jet to have some subtle yet unique body changes to set it apart from its road-going counterparts.
The 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is powered by a specially prepared 5.0L V8 similar to the one used in the Mustang GT but for Cobra Jet duty, that powerful V8 is topped by a 2.9L Whipple supercharger that helps this pony get down the quarter mile in a serious hurry. There is a good chance that the 2015 Mustang Cobra Jet will use the same engine as the current package but there is also the possibility that Ford could opt for an injection of EcoBoost goodness. At the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Ford Racing showed off a Cobra Jet Mustang Concept car that featured a twin turbocharged 5.0L engine that used similar turbos to the one used on the Focus ST. Ford will undoubtedly be looking to talk up the EcoBoost technology with the introduction of the 4-cylinder EcoBoost 2015 Mustang and while a twin turbocharged V8 made specifically for racing purposes is a far cry from the 2.3L EcoBoost that will power the new Mustang on roads around the country, Ford could still push the EcoBoost angle with the twin turbocharged 2015 Mustang Cobra Jet. They could also put a diesel in it but a diesel engine in a Mustang? That is just silly...right?
Regardless of whether or not this image of the 2015 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is real and regardless of what is packed under the hood, there is a better chance than not that the next generation Cobra Jet will be even better than the current factory built drag cars so the Ford Faithful will continue having an excellent option in the world of stock and super stock drag racing as they battle the likes of the Chevrolet COPO Camaro.