2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet gets new colours, 3-speed transmission, parachute mount

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 2, 2013

Were you hoping to snag the most expensive model in the 2014 Ford Mustang lineup? Saving just $54,650 for the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 won’t be enough as it’s the purpose-built 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet built by Ford Racing that boasts the highest price of at least $97,990. Of course this Mustang isn’t allowed on the roads. It can’t be registered for street use.

However, it’s one outstanding drag race machine that complies with NHRA’s Stock and Super Stock classes. To reduce weight and optimize weight distribution, the body shell of the Mustang has been removed of all unnecessary equipment. It features a roll cage, Recaro buckets, and one-of-a-kind suspension hardware.

Last year, fans went crazy over a Cobra Jet concept that featured a twin-turbocharged version of the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V-8. But for the production 2014 Mustang Cobra jet models, a 5.0-liter V-8 with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger bolted on top will still be used. There’s not much that’s new for the 2014 model. Previous Mustang Cobra Jets were available in naturally aspirated forms but the 2014 model is available just as a supercharger.

In addition, 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet cars will receive an all-new 3-speed transmission, a parachute mount for when it goes past 150 mph. It will also be offered with two new colors, which include flat black and the bold Gotta Have-It Green hue. The 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet has a starting price of $97,990, not inclusive of paint and graphic items.

Only 50 examples will be produced for the 2014 model year. If you’re interested, don’t take too long to decide as it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you can’t get on the first 50 list, you’ll be on a waiting list for Cobra jet production runs that could come later. Buyers can indicate the options that they want on their vehicle with Ford Racing this April. Production is expected to run between July and October 2013.

Press Release

2014 Cobra Jet Mustang Continues Evolution of Turnkey Race Car Program

Part Name: 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet Part Number: M-FR500-CJ

Part Description:
-The 2014 Cobra Jet is the latest in drag racing technology delivering speed and consistency for NHRA Stock and Super Stock racing.
-With over four seasons of testing, racing, and customer feedback the Cobra Jet is better than ever with exciting new features, more performance and priced to be the best value in the market.
-At Ford Racing we are not building a drag racing car, we are engineering a Cobra Jet.

New for 2014MY
-New colors – Gotta Have-it Green, and an exclusive Cobra Jet-exclusive flat black (custom non-factory color)
-All-new 3-speed race transmission with SFI approved housing
-Parachute mount for racers exceeding 150mph

2014 Feature Content
-5.0L TiVCT engine: Supercharged - Ford Racing/Whipple 2.9L supercharger w/3.25" pulley, fully –CNC-ported heads
-Lightened body assembly optimized for weight distribution
-Electric power steering - all the assist with no parasitic loss
-Rollcage optimized for rigidity and safety through finite element analysis (FEA)
-Recaro FIA race seats
-Ford Racing suspension geometry for optimum 60' times - derived from computer modeling and hundreds of 1/4-mile runs
-Off-road only, race prepped, and turn-key for NHRA Stock or Super Stock and other racing series
-Limited Production – ONLY 50 UNITS WILL BE PRODUCED!
-Exclusive Cobra Jet content and serialized for collectability

Pricing:
-MSRP is $97,990 plus optional paint and graphics

How to Order:
-The 2014 Cobra Jet is available for order now at Ford dealers.
-Availability is first-come first- served - all orders over the 50 unit build will be given priority placement on future Cobra Jet builds.
-The first 50 orders will confirm options in April 2013.
-Build to commence July-October 20
Contact Information: Ford Racing Performance Parts – 800-367-3788, www.fordracingparts.com/cobrajet

Do you know the Cobra Jet....
-NHRA national event wins in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
-More class wins, including the "Big Go" 2012 NHRA US Nationals where Cobra Jet claimed 9 Class wins
-Record holder in more Stock and Super Stock classes throughout 2012 than any other vehicle model
-A driving force in Ford winning the 2011 & 2012 NHRA Manufacturers Cup
-Has its own series and driving school, the Cobra Jet Showdown and the Roy Hill Cobra Jet Experience

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