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Ford firar 50 år med Cobra Jet genom en ny Cobra Jet

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Ford Performance kommer att ta fram 68st Mustang Cobra Jet för att fira 50 år sedan den första såg dagens ljus 1968. :)
The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is coming to lay down mid-8-second quarter-mile runs
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It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, and Ford Performance is celebrating in the best possible way: with a new Mustang Cobra Jet! Details are fairly sparse for now, and all we have for visuals is the rendering above -- which, come to think of it, is a lot like the rendering of the new NASCAR-bound Mustang but slightly less shadowy.

The original cars packed 335 hp courtesy of a 428-cubic-inch V8 (sporting high-flow 427 heads) crammed into a lightweight race-prepped pony car body; the idea was to win the 1968 NHRA Winternationals, and the Cobra Jet succeeded, breaking into the 11s in the process. Fifty of these cars were built, and they’re coveted collector’s items today.

Things have changed a little bit since then. Ford says this new Cobra Jet should post mid-eight-second quarter-mile times running at over 150 mph.

Unlike the naturally aspirated original, this take on the Cobra Jet gets a supercharged 5.2-liter -- that’s about 318 cubic inches -- Coyote V8. There is, it turns out, a replacement for displacement when it comes to all-out speed. Still, the Strange Engineering 9-inch solid rear axle keeps it old-school in this brave new independent rear suspension Mustang era.

Other features include:

- NHRA-certified roll cage
- Racetech FIA seats
- A unique four-link rear suspension
- Weld Racing wheels
- And more!

Ford is quick to point out that, as in the past, these are non-VIN-plated race cars; you won’t be able to register them for street use. This makes the inevitable Cobra Jet vs. Demon arguments somewhat moot, because while the latter car is glacially slow with its sub-10 quarter-mile times, it’s also something you can drive to and from the strip. On the other hand, you can let the Cobra Jet rip and hit those targeted times again and again without anyone throwing the NHRA rule book at you thanks to its roll cage. This is a different sort of beast.

Just 68 of these machines (a nod to the year of the original’s introduction) will be built, and they’ll come in just two colors: race red or Oxford white. Full specifications are due this summer.

Could a new COPO Camaro be in the works? The Cobra Jet’s natural quarry was, after all, first introduced in 1969. Hmmmm…
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Artikel från Motor Authority (LÄNK).
Order books now open for 50th anniversary 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet drag racer
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50th anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

The Chevrolet COPO Camaro will have some new competition at the dragstrip this year. Order books are now open for the 50th anniversary 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet—a purpose-built Mustang drag racer.

The new Mustang Cobra Jet celebrates Ford dealer and racer Bob Tasca's original model, and there are numerous nods to the nameplate's past. Foremost, Ford will build just 68 non-VIN production cars to honor the 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet's model year. And you read that right, the Cobra Jet won't be street legal.

Customers can select either Race Red or Oxford White to mimic Tasca's 1968 original. Ford will also offer a special commemorative graphics package and anniversary badging.

The Cobra Jet looks special enough with its cobra graphics in front of the rear wheel, but it's the power and capability that earns the drag racer its nameplate. Ford says the car will dispatch the quarter-mile in the mid-8.0-second range and clip 150 mph. Powering the potent pony is a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8, while a unique four-link rear suspension along with a Ford 9-inch solid rear axle help it put all that power to the pavement. Other racing add-ons include an NHRA-certified roll cage, Racetech FIA seats, and a drag race-specific coil-over front suspension.

All of the upgrades are enough to make the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet the brand's quickest factory-built model. Who needs a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon? Well, maybe anyone who also wants to drive their drag racer on the street.

Ford did not provide pricing for the Cobra Jet, but we expect a figure in the neighborhood of $100,000 if past Cobra Jets are any indication. And we'll eagerly await the first COPO Camaro versus Mustang Cobra Jet matchup in the near future.
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