Ford has unveiled the 2016 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang at the 2015 SEMA Show. The 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang is a factory built race car that is legal for several classes of drag racing. Like its predecessors, it is limited to 50 units.
The 2016 Cobra Jet is available in two exterior colors – Oxford White and Deep Impact Blue, both of which are limited to just 25 examples. The Cobra Jet engine of this drag racer is made up of 75% Mustang GT production parts. This unit combined with a front-inlet Whipple supercharger is claimed to give this Mustang an eight-second quarter mile time. The high percentage of production parts is meant to give racers easy access to readily available and reasonably-priced parts.
The 2016 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang has been endowed with several mechanical enhancements for it to conquer drag strips. These are drag race-specific coil-over shocks and springs, lightweight racing brakes by Strange Engineering, 8.50-certified roll cage, Aeromotive fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell, Corbeau FIA seats, five-point race harnesses and race-prepped 3-speed automatic transmission.
There is also an electric water pump from Ford C-MAX Hybrid that is used to provide engine cooling without the engine running, resulting in more consistent racing and improved engine temperature management. Performance figures have not been disclosed but has been reported to be well over 1,000 hp.
The 2016 Cobra Jet is priced at US$99,990, which goes up with optional extras such as US$1,995 graphics option and a US$1,995 wheelie bar. The race car is assembled at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan with delivery expected in the Q1 2016.