Ford’s biggest SEMA reveal just blew performance vehicle tech out of the water — with the 2016 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. And by “blown out of the water,” we may as well be telling you the literal truth, because with a mind-blowing eight-second quarter mile, sheer acceleration could jet this bad boy clear over bodies of water with ease. Of course, with performance like this we fully expect a whole load of differences between it and a typical ‘stang. However, we were proven wrong in the very best of ways.
The Jet features a boosted 5.0 Coyote engine with a front inlet Whipple supercharger, comes equipped with necessary drag-ready materials including Weld Racing wheels with Hoosier tires, coilover shocks and springs, four-link solid-axle rear suspension. To complete the drag-ready package, an 8.50-certified roll cage, Aeromotive fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell, and Strange Racing brakes. All parts considered, this bad boy is ready for the drag track with a big dose of speed and safety in mind. Remember, we started with the engine features — and that’s what makes this thing go, right? Well, we aren’t kidding when we say what was originally laid out about the engine is pretty much all there is to it. — And that’s an incredible tid-bit of info for anyone hoping to see one still sprinting in five, ten or fifteen years.
Dreamlike performance and drool-worthy curb appeal usually come with a caveat of hard-to-find parts, but the Mustang’s most surprising detail is its surprisingly low level of modification and real-world availability. Beyond what is necessary, explained Ford, was an engine design that retained over 75% of factory components to the original 5.0 Coyote Mustang GT. That, with durability and record-breaking performance in-tact means its $99,990 price tag can be easily justified by its ability to be maintained cost-effectively through long stretches of break-neck drag runs.
So, after this video makes you cry sweet tears of drag racing joy like the rest of SEMA, check out Ford’s 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang Press Release for more details.