Ford in August celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first foray onto the drag strip by unveiling an all-new 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet. This limited-edition drag-ready Mustang will be offered in just 68 examples — an homage to the Cobra Jet’s 1968 debut — will be the fastest ever built, sprinting a quarter-mile in the mid-eight-second range.
“From the very first Mustang Cobra Jets dominating the 1968 NHRA Winternationals to our modern-day racers, the Ford Performance Parts team continues to build on Cobra Jet’s success at the track over five decades,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Performance Parts. “This has inspired generations of Mustang fans to create their own performance machines for the street.”
The heart of the 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet is a special 5.2-liter version of the 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8 mated to a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger. The turnkey race car will also boast a 9-inch solid rear axle, low-drag disc brakes from Strange Engineering, and an NHRA-certified roll cage.
The 2018 Ford Performance Mustang Cobra Jet is available for just $130,000. If you’ve always dreamt of owning a Ford Mustang and need something a bit more street legal, stop by Gurley Motor Company to see our selection of new Ford Mustangs.