50 years ago, the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet was a legend at drag strips everywhere in America. Now comes the return of the Mustang Cobra Jet drag strip race car, specially made by Ford Performance. It’s targeted to be the most powerful and quickest version from the factory yet, capable of completing the quarter-mile (402 metres) in the mid-8-second range while topping 150 mph (240 km/h).

“From the very first Mustang Cobra Jets dominating the 1968 NHRA Winternationals to our modern-day Cobra Jet racers, the Ford Performance Parts team continues to build the Cobra Jet brand based on its success at the track over 5 decades,” said Eric Cin, Global Director, Ford Performance Parts. “That, in turn, has inspired generations of Mustang fans to create their own performance machines for the street.”

A Mustang Cobra Jet taking off on a drag-strip in 2014.

Engineered by Ford Performance Parts, the purpose-built drag racer developed on the 2018 Ford Mustang platform is limited to 68 non-VIN production cars. It includes a supercharged 5.2-litre Coyote V8 and unique 4-link rear suspension, along with a Ford 9-inch solid rear axle from Strange Engineering. Race add-ons include a NHRA-certified roll cage, Racetech FIA seats, and a drag race-specific coil-over suspension with specially designed Weld Racing wheels with 50th anniversary badging.

The result is a turnkey racer that showcases many performance add-ons available from the Ford Performance Parts catalogue for the Mustang dating back to the original 1968 Cobra Jet.

Offered in either Race Red or Oxford White, the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet features an optional commemorative 50th anniversary graphics package and anniversary badging. Final product specifications will be released in the middle of this year.

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The latest Ford Mustang is available for purchase in Malaysia, with full warranty and aftersales support. To know more, visit www.sdacford.com.my.

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