Step-by-Step Cobra Jet Build
Ford RacingTV takes a step-by-step look at what it takes to build the 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang. Fifty turn-key NHRA legal racecars were assembled at Auto Alliance International in Flat Rock, Michigan.
Ford vs. Ford: Cobra Jet versus GRC Fiesta ST
On one side, you have a 2013 Cobra Jet -- a 5.0L V8 powerplant with a Ford Racing-built Whipple 2.9L Supercharger. On the other is a Ford Fiesta ST Competition Car -- a 2.0L, 550+ horsepower engine with an OlsbergsMSE gearbox with custom ratios. For fun, we took one of each to zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, with drivers Roy Hill and Tanner Foust...just to see how the two would compare on the quartermile.
2012 Cobra Jet Build
Since its legendary introducation at the NHRA Winternationals in 1968, Ford's Cobra Jet Mustang has created a legacy of power, performance and triumph that has carried through the decades. The 2012 Cobra Jet, like the Mustang FR500S and 2010 Cobra Jet, was built on the Mustang production line at the Auto Alliance International (AAI) assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. The entire 50-car run of 2012 Cobra Jets was built on the same production line that produces the 2012 Ford Mustang production car.
2nd Shift Drift - Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drifting the Ford Mustang Factory
Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts the Ford Flat Rock assembly plant all the way from the assembly line to the test track, onto the shipping rail car. Starting in 2004, every Mustang build has come from the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The plant pumps out, on average, 500 Mustangs per shift. While every Mustang is quality checked, a lucky 5 percent are picked at random for a full test-track evaluation. Gittin's Monster Energy Falken Tire Ford Mustang RTR, was not chosen at random. Produced by Matt Johnston