2013 Ford Cobra Jet
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DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 5, 2011 – Since a winning introduction during a NHRA Winternationals in 1968, Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang has combined a bequest of power, opening and triumph. That bequest was renewed in 2008 when Ford Racing charity a singular run of a 40th Anniversary Cobra Jet Mustang that fast sole out. Subsequent 2010 and 2012 indication year offerings of a Cobra Jet have valid usually as popular.
The 21st century CJ has forged a possess bequest during drag strips opposite a country, apropos a winningest late indication in NHRA with inhabitant eventuality wins in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and countless category annals this deteriorate alone.
On Friday Dec. 2, Ford Racing denounced a 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang during a Performance Racing Industry uncover in Orlando, Fla.
With some-more than 3 seasons of testing, racing and patron feedback, a 2013 Cobra Jet outlines a continued expansion of a factory-produced warden foe car. Designed for NHRA Stock and Super Stock competition, a 2013 indication is softened than ever and facilities a latest drag racing record for larger speed and consistency.
“The 2008 Cobra Jet is a good car. It does all we wanted it to do,” pronounced George Goddu, business manager, Ford Racing Performance Group. “We’re unequivocally unapproachable of that car, though we urge with any new Cobra Jet charity and 2013 is no exception.”
The 2013 Cobra Jet offers dual 5.0-liter Ti-VCT engine options. Customers might select a naturally aspirated engine with Cobra Jet initiation system, CNC ported heads, high-lift cams and low-drag appendage drive, or a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharged chronicle with CNC port-matched plural and heads, and a exclusive 10-rib supercharger expostulate complement for high-rpm use but belt slip.
“The 5.0-liter has all a attributes to make a world-class drag racing engine and is ideal for a Cobra Jet,” pronounced Goddu. “Both a naturally aspirated and supercharged engines will be rival as delivered.”
Additionally, a 2013 Cobra Jet framework has been improved. Lightweight physique modifications give softened weight placement and electric energy steering provides softened driveability but parasitic horsepower loss. A new hurl enclosure pattern is optimized for reserve and framework acerbity while a stop pedal ratio has been revised for some-more modulation and interlude power. And a back cessation geometry delivers faster and some-more unchanging 60-foot times.
The 2013 Cobra Jet is labelled to be a best value, with an estimate MSRP of $86,000 with a naturally aspirated engine choice and $93,000 with a supercharged engine. Additional options and pricing will be announced in Jan 2012.
Like many of Ford Racing’s prior warden foe cars, a 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang will be built by a United Auto Workers during a AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock, Mich. Production of Cobra Jets will embark in Jun 2012, with smoothness of all vehicles approaching midsummer 2012.
Cobra Jet components will be accessible by Ford Performance Parts, permitting racers to ascent their Mustangs to Cobra Jet specifications.
2013 Cobra Jet prolongation is singular to usually 50 units and orders placed by Ford dealers will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. (Part series M-FR500-CJ.)
Finally, all Cobra Jet fans can assistance select a tone of a 2013 Cobra Jet – classical white, china or black – by voting online during www.fordracing.com. Voting ends Dec. 31, 2011.
About Ford Racing – North America
Ford Racing – North America, formed in Dearborn, Mich., is obliged for vital racing operations in North America, including NASCAR (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Camping World Trucks), Grand American sports automobile racing, NHRA drag racing, and for Ford’s movement motorsport module that involves programs in Global RallyCross, Formula Drift, RallyCar and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The dialect also oversees a growth and selling of Ford Racing Engines and Performance Parts, a overdo programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts, and a selling of a Ford Racing code by initiatives such as Team Ford Racing. For some-more information per Ford Racing’s activities, greatfully visit www.fordracing.com.