• Cobra Jet concept adopts turbocharging technology from production EcoBoost® engines in the quest for ever more performance
• Since its 2008 debut, the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet has been the most successful production-based drag racer
• Ford Racing engineers have continuously improved and evolved the Cobra Jet to keep it at the head of its class
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
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.
Twin Turbo 5.0L Ti-VCT Cobra Jet Concept Car Debuts at SEMA
When the original Cobra Jet debuted at the 1968 Winternational's it ushered
in a new era of production-based drag racing that grew the sport and led to
Bob Tasca coining the phrase "win on Sunday, sell on Monday". This
production-based philosophy led to the return of the Cobra Jet in 2008, and
has proven successful with 2010, 2012 and 2013 Cobra Jet programs
delivering previously unheard of performance at race tracks around the
Wrapped in our global Ford Racing colors, the Twin turbo Cobra Jet Concept mates the capability of
the 5.0L TiVCT engine with the technology of Ford's turbocharger programs to create a vehicle capable
of championship level performance to give our racers the winning edge. With
more NHRA records and wins than any other late-model vehicle, the Cobra Jet
is the standard in production drag racing and the Twin turbo concept provides a glimpse of what the
future may hold through Ford Racing.
Others may build race cars, at Ford Racing we engineer a Cobra Jet.
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.