Start Your Engines and Behold the 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang
Ford Performance had an ace up its sleeve for SEMA this year, revealing the 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang for the purposes of racing in the National Hot Rod Association, International Hot Rod Association, National Mustang Racers Association, and National Muscle Car Association. The new Cobra Jet will be highly collectible, as only 50 examples will be built.
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Video: 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang Revealed
“The modern Cobra Jet has performed for our customers and put Ford in the winner’s circle consistently since 2008,” said Dave Pericak, director, Ford Performance. “The new car is the first Cobra Jet built off the all-new 2015 Mustang—the only factory 2016 Mustang with a solid-axle rear suspension. We are excited to see it compete.”
Around 75% of the 2016 Cobra Jet’s components are lifted directly from a stock 2015 Mustang GT, with additions including coil-over shocks and springs, Strange Engineering racing brakes, an 8.50-certified roll cage, Aeromotive fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell, five-point harnesses, Corbeau FIA seats, race-tuned automatic transmission, and a front inlet Whipple supercharger that makes an eight-second quarter-mile a reality.
The starting price for the 2016 Cobra Jet is $99,990, and orders can be placed at any North American Ford dealer by filing a placeholder order for part number M-FR500-CJ (the Cobra Jet is sold as a performance part, meaning it doesn’t have a VIN). An optional graphics package and wheelie bar will cost $1,995 each. Production is underway at Flat Rock Assembly in Michigan, with deliveries expected to being in Q1 2016.
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