Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Mustang Cobra Jet with the debut of the 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. The 50th anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet is debuting this weekend at the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise.
The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is the most powerful and quickest Mustang Cobra Jet ever. Ford says that it’s capable of topping 150 mph while turning in a mid-eight-second quarter-mile run. It’s powered by a special 5.2-liter version of the 5.0-liter V8 with a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger. It also features a 9-inch solid rear axle, two-way coil-over shocks with adjustable ride height, a low-drag disc brake system, and a four-link rear suspension with antiroll and panhard bars.
“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.”
In addition to the performance upgrades, the 50th anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet also features an NHRA-certified safety roll cage, FIA-certified seats and anniversary-badged racing wheels. The 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet is available in either Race Red or Oxford White and it’s priced at $130,000. Ford only plans to build 68 cars, in honor of Cobra Jet’s 1968 debut.