2013 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang
DEC
06

The evolution of the Ford Cobra Jet Mustang continues. The CJ, as you can call it, debuted back in 1968 at the NHRA Winternationals. In modern day, it hit the racing scene in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 model years, and has become the winningest late-model in the NHRA, with national event wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

So, as you can imagine, all eyes are on what the 2013 CJ can do. No problem! The factory-produced race car has two 5.0-liter engine options: naturally aspirated with a Cobra Jet induction system, CNC-ported heads, high-lift cams and low-drag accessory drive, or with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharge, CNC port-matched manifold and heads and a proprietary 10-rib supercharger drive system for high-rpm without belt slip.

The chassis was also updated, with lightweight body modifications for better weight distribution. A new roll cage design has safety and chassis rigidity at its core, while the brake pedal ratio has been revised for more modulation and stopping power. The electric power steering provides better driveability, and the rear suspension geometry delivers faster and more consistent 60-foot times.

The 2013 Cobra Jet production is limited to only 50 units and orders placed through Ford dealers will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The MSRP will be approximately $86,000 for the naturally aspirated engine option and $93,000 for the supercharged version. Additional options and pricing will be announced in January.

Now, if this particular Mustang is more of a fantasy than reality for you, there’s good news: Cobra Jet components will be available through Ford Performance Parts, allowing racers to upgrade their Mustangs to the CJ specifications.

And the hits just keep on coming: Fans of the CJ can help choose the color of the 2013 race car – classic white, silver or black – by voting online at www.fordracing.com. Voting ends Dec. 31, 2011.

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72 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Debra F I want one!
2 year(s) ago via
John Bailey I have no problem with the pricing as long as the cars are raced and driven the way they were designed to be!
2 year(s) ago via
Courtenay Clayton If i may, why did we choose to go with Whipple?
2 year(s) ago via
Anthony Spencer Not affordable, not available to the common man, who cares.
2 year(s) ago via
dc please....2013 bullitt.....please with sugar on top....if not i'm thinking challenger...just sayin'
2 year(s) ago via
Chuckles Guys, guys, this is a drag racing car, not a street car. The 2.9L refers to the Whipple supercharger, not the engine. The engine is, indeed, a 5.0L. Keep it up Ford! Looking forward to the 2013 Shelby GT500 as well!
2 year(s) ago via
"John A." "Kurpinski Sr." I had a 1968 428 Cobra Jet Mustang and it was the fastest street car I 've ever owned and the fastest of all the Mustangs I did own. I would like to see a street version of the Cobra Jet for 2013 like the street versions of 1968, 1969 and 1970.
2 year(s) ago via
Darlene Mangrum WOW!!!! It's beautiful!!! Now. . .if only I could hit the lottery. . .
2 year(s) ago via
Dale Owen Simply wonderful.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Penny Brown Totally freaking awesome
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Rich Roberts Sweet!!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sivispace I'm holding my breath for the 2015 Mustang with the independent rear end. It will put the Mustang on par with some exotic cars in the SVT version.
2 year(s) ago via
i know Santa is bringing me one i just know it
2 year(s) ago via
Robert Cena Well, this car is very nice , It has good and safety features, its design is s so awesome that can attract customer and also it create craze about this car among car lover, well, I am eagerly waiting for this car to come in market. Surely when this car comes in market, it will rock the market and those who drive this car will have good experience of driving and also he would have great fun for driving.Park Model RV
2 year(s) ago via
GREAT looking graphics!!
2 year(s) ago via
Allen Rice Wow. Love the Mustang. Love my F150 Ecoboost even more. Ford rocks!
2 year(s) ago via
sweeeeeeet
2 year(s) ago via
Anthony Dreisbach @Dwayne Miles I work at a Ford dealer in service and I can assure that the intakes are not cheap.. Its plastic because its a street car not a race car
2 year(s) ago via
Raymond Keith Wratchford The morons at chevy wont let this go without the usual whining.
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Daniel Opheim when will it hit the street?
2 year(s) ago via
Delphis Rochette the proof of a real santa, bring me this mustang please!!!!!! ps. i,ll be waiting by the sleigh.
2 year(s) ago via
Joel Miller i want one man........
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dwayne Miles I hope it don't have the cheap plastic intake!!!!! like THE ONE MY my GT has
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Daryn Pindell need more pictures, i want to see the nose!
2 year(s) ago via
All I can say is "SWEET"
2 year(s) ago via
Eugene Brooks on my wish list!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
TamAirah Pedersen Campbell Delicious!
2 year(s) ago via
Nina Jenkins Maurey Santa...I have been very good this year :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ernie Hubbard SWEET
2 year(s) ago via
Eugene Brooks Dear Santa, What I REALLY want for Christmas is the new 2012 Boss Mustang ! I NEED it bad !
2 year(s) ago via
Doyle Anderson I love the Mustang,its great! But i miss the old Torino! How about taking thr Taruas and coming up with a Torino muscle car! Please, I had a 1971 torino gt 351 clevland
2 year(s) ago via
Not sure I like "Cobra Jet" written all over it like that, but it's a sweet car!
2 year(s) ago via
Vane Murillo very nice wow... these spectacular...!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
G.Karl But what are the drag times? HP? 60 foot times?, etc. $100k can build a serious drag car that's still street legal so what does this 100K get me?
2 year(s) ago via
Our American Cars Ford just keeps releasing some awesome cars...especially in the Mustang line-up. Proud to be an AMERICAN :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Muda Fletes Sanchez I love car
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Cory L Frakes It would be cool to bring back the 428 CJ and integrate the new eco boost engine into the redesigning of the 428, or put it a redesigned ford lighting ..
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Sandaruwan I want that baby!!!!!!!
2 year(s) ago via
Gordon Roy Compton I found what i want for Christmas... PLEASE Santa
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
James Johnson got to love the fact they brought back the 5.0
2 year(s) ago via
Giles Kennedy Ford needs these Hi-performance models. Chevy and Dodge have been edging up...kick it into overdrive!
2 year(s) ago via
Donnie jokinen Charcoal silver CJ with shakerhood!
2 year(s) ago via
Julie Knight Santa, I think this one would work just fine!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Umair Shoukat nice
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
علي الارباب ilove car ford
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Skeeter Wright cool looking car, I could go to the links as long as it holds the clubs,lol
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
This would be fun to have, but got to fit the golf clubs in to! Lol
2 year(s) ago via
Taran Malhi We need something like the lightning brought back to life! I realise Ford has the Raptor now and hennessey makes aftermarket kits for it. But whatever did happend to the ultimate production street truck? Ford should think about stuffing a supercharged cayote motor smack dead in the middle of a svt f150 lightning!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Matthew Smith crazy crazy
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jared Bosco Barchenger Give us HP numbers!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Marco Venter Sweet but is it so fast?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
cole The 2013 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang is available with two versions of a 5.0-liter V-8 engine. One is naturally aspirated, and the other has a Whipple supercharger on it. The supercharger has a displacement of 2.9-liters, not the engine. Cole Quinnell Editorial Director Ford Social
2 year(s) ago via
Sharon Eli Grillett Wow...ok Santa I just added this to my list...I've been good enough....I think...
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carson Goddard Kool Nustang..Here me Santa?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Royce Kugler Not enough Cobra Jets :(
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Richard Graham only in our wildest dreams
2 year(s) ago via
Ethan Campbell Cool graphic!!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Taylor Franklin Hey! I was there! Was pretty cool on person
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Arjun Nair 45grand???? Competitively priced....
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eric Scott Robinson Not to mention the new mustang gt is $45k nicely packaged
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eric Scott Robinson Compared to new cars. I'm keeping my baby
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Wawan Setyawan Like this
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eric Scott Robinson No other car is as good as a mustang believe me... one car that's close is the ford focus st... but all of the other cars suck compared 10 years ago..
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Braddford Young What happen to the 5.4 with the 4.0 whipple option? Or the new 5.8 with a 4.0 whipple?
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Jesse Ailshire Ooo pretty
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Thomas Sheppard Another great Mustang, Rock On Cobra Jet! Now who's going to buy me one lol!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Buzz Liteyear wish I had an extra $93k laying around
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kimberly Rae Resh I don't like the tail lights but other than that it freaking rocks :)
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Don Bond "Drive It" like someone child depends on you for their survival!
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Ronald Duke Gillingham When you absolutely positively have to get there first! First On Race Day = FORD
2 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eric Ford This car is awesome looking..Has hints of the mid 60's to late 70's when Mustang was..The Car to have for racing, cruising.:_) BUT..It should have a 302 HO..Not some 2. anything in it.. A old school motor for a very old school and durable design,.. Looks fast, lets make it..go fast!! Sound fast too.loll Twin-turbo, twin super-charge a 302 HO guys!! How about it?!
2 year(s) ago via
Ronald Gillingham Box Stock from the Ford Dealership this particular Mustang will turn 10 second quarter miles! No OEM on earth matches it!!!
2 year(s) ago via
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