Ford Racing unveils the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet | Car News | Auto123
The Mustang is powered by a 5.4-litre, supercharged mill, the same one as the SVT but with two available superchargers. Only 50 units will be produced, and for the first time in this Mustang’s history buyers will have a choice of three colours, Race Red, Grabber Blue and Winner White, accompanied by coordinated graphics.

The Cobra Jet version will feature an automatic transmission, a roll cage and drag race-ready suspension and brakes.

The base model will cost 91,000 $US, with the higher end variant commanding 103,980 $US.

Source: Ford Racing

Ford Racing unveils the 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet | Car News | Auto123
Press release:

DEARBORN, Mich
. – Since its legendary introduction at the NHRA Winternationals in 1968, Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang has created a legacy of power, performance and triumph that has carried through the decades.

Today, Ford Racing unveiled the 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando, Fla., and announced the intention to build fifty turn-key 2012 CJ’s. For the first time the Cobra Jet will be available in three colour options – Race Red, Grabber Blue and Winner White — and coordinated graphics.

The goal for the 2012 Cobra Jet is to build a turn-key race car ready to take its own place in NHRA history. Like its predecessors in 2008 and 2010 it’s a factory-built race car intended for NHRA Stock and Super Stock racing that can also be campaigned in other racing sanctioning bodies such as NMRA, NMCA, PSCA and IHRA. The 2012 CJ will come with all of the features of the 2010 car including a full race-prepared automatic transmission, drag race-specific shocks and springs, manual steering and brakes, 8.50 certified rollcage, and an Aeromotive return-style fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell.

For 2012, the Cobra Jet features a 5.4L supercharged engine based on the 2011 SVT Mustang with two supercharger options, a 2.3 litre TVS unit or a 4.0 litre Ford Racing Whipple supercharger. Each vehicle has an aluminum block engine, standard automatic transmission, double keyed crankshaft, Manley H-beam connecting rods, low-drag racing brakes and optimized spring rates for the front and rear. Additionally the Cobra Jet will feature black anodized Cobra Jet wheels from Weld Racing and a new compound tire with unique Cobra Jet branding from Goodyear.

Like Ford Racing’s Mustang FR500S and the 2010 Cobra Jet, this ready to race Mustang will get its start at the Auto Alliance International (AAI) assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. in the first quarter of 2011. The entire 50-car run of 2012 Cobra Jets will be built on the same production line that produces the 2012 Ford Mustang production car.

The MSRP for the M-FR500-CJ is $US 91,900 with a fully loaded Cobra Jet priced at $US 103,980.

For racers that want to build their own cars, there is a Mustang Competition Roller based on the Cobra Jet that is serialized and complete, minus the power train. The third option would be to start with a Mustang Body-In-White or a donor car since nearly all of the CJ components can be found in the Ford Performance Parts catalog found online at

The limited production 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang is available on a first come order, first delivered basis through Ford dealers.

Ford lifted the veil on the new 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet, a turn-key dragster, at the Performance Racing Industry show in Orlando, Florida.The Mustang is powered by a 5.4-litre, supercharged mill, the same one as the SVT but with two available superchargers. Only 50 units will be produced, and for the first time in this Mustang’s history buyers will have a choice of three colours, Race Red, Grabber Blue and Winner White, accompanied by coordinated graphics.The Cobra Jet version will feature an automatic transmission, a roll cage and drag race-ready suspension and brakes.The base model will cost 91,000 $US, with the higher end variant commanding 103,980 $US.Source: Ford Racing. – Since its legendary introduction at the NHRA Winternationals in 1968, Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang has created a legacy of power, performance and triumph that has carried through the decades.Today, Ford Racing unveiled the 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando, Fla., and announced the intention to build fifty turn-key 2012 CJ’s. For the first time the Cobra Jet will be available in three colour options – Race Red, Grabber Blue and Winner White — and coordinated graphics.The goal for the 2012 Cobra Jet is to build a turn-key race car ready to take its own place in NHRA history. Like its predecessors in 2008 and 2010 it’s a factory-built race car intended for NHRA Stock and Super Stock racing that can also be campaigned in other racing sanctioning bodies such as NMRA, NMCA, PSCA and IHRA. The 2012 CJ will come with all of the features of the 2010 car including a full race-prepared automatic transmission, drag race-specific shocks and springs, manual steering and brakes, 8.50 certified rollcage, and an Aeromotive return-style fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell.For 2012, the Cobra Jet features a 5.4L supercharged engine based on the 2011 SVT Mustang with two supercharger options, a 2.3 litre TVS unit or a 4.0 litre Ford Racing Whipple supercharger. Each vehicle has an aluminum block engine, standard automatic transmission, double keyed crankshaft, Manley H-beam connecting rods, low-drag racing brakes and optimized spring rates for the front and rear. Additionally the Cobra Jet will feature black anodized Cobra Jet wheels from Weld Racing and a new compound tire with unique Cobra Jet branding from Goodyear.Like Ford Racing’s Mustang FR500S and the 2010 Cobra Jet, this ready to race Mustang will get its start at the Auto Alliance International (AAI) assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. in the first quarter of 2011. The entire 50-car run of 2012 Cobra Jets will be built on the same production line that produces the 2012 Ford Mustang production car.The MSRP for the M-FR500-CJ is $US 91,900 with a fully loaded Cobra Jet priced at $US 103,980.For racers that want to build their own cars, there is a Mustang Competition Roller based on the Cobra Jet that is serialized and complete, minus the power train. The third option would be to start with a Mustang Body-In-White or a donor car since nearly all of the CJ components can be found in the Ford Performance Parts catalog found online at fordracingparts.com The limited production 2012 Cobra Jet Mustang is available on a first come order, first delivered basis through Ford dealers.

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