2010 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

2010 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet: Ultimate Guide

2010 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

The 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet is a limited run of 50, track-only, cars that follow are all white and built on the same production line that produces the 2010 Ford Mustang production car. Building on the track-only 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet, the 2010 version has new graphics, a choice between several 5.4L supercharged or normally aspirated V8 engines, adjustable front and rear shocks, manual steering and brakes, roll cage, competition shifter, Hoosier drag radials, Weld wheels, and a rear mounted battery with cut-off switch.

The 2010 Ford Cobra Jet

The 2010 Ford Cobra Jet is an extremely limited production car, built for NHRA Stock and Super Stock Racing. From its beginnings in 2008, the car just keeps getting better.

The 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet features race car only pieces to make it race ready from square one. The CJ includes a 5.4L DOHC (dual overhead cam) supercharged engine with a 6 speed manual transmission or 3 speed automatic transmission.2010 Ford Cobra Jet

Exterior Details

The 2010 Ford Cobra Jet is readily identified by it’s distinctive graphics package, wide rear Hoosier drag tires and skinny front Hoosier fronts, as well as its purposeful bulging hood and serious looking front bumper fascia.

2010 Mustang Cobra Jet Interior
The Cobra Jet interior is a race certified interior, designed to comply with NHRA stock eliminator rules and includes a rear seat delete.

CJ Engine and Drivetrain

The 5.4 liter engine features a Cobra Jet cold air kit, Cobra Jet throttle body, an SFI bellhousing, stainless steel long tube headers and air conditioning delete.

Two versions of the engine are available, the base, if you can call it that, is rated at 425 hp and the optional aluminum V8, which pumps out 475 horsepower.

To get that power to the drag strip, fully race prepared transmission was added.

Suspension and Steering

The suspension is decked out with race calibrated shocks at the front and rear. Steering and brakes are manual, to reduce weight and the battery is located in the trunk for better weight distribution. A trunk mounted fuel cell keeps the driver protected against unexpected surprises.

Other specs and Information

One very cool and high-end addition for the 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet car is an included factory launch control and rev limiter.

As compared to say, a line lock unit, the control allows the driver to preset the desired launch rpm and then just hold the pedal to the floor, while maintaining the desired rpm level.

Like it’s 2008-2009 predecessor the Cobra Jet Mustang is manufactured at the Auto Alliance International factory in Flat Rock Michigan.

With a maximum of only 50 cars being produced, it’s great for enthusiasts to know that all the pieces can be purchased directly through the Ford Performance parts catalog.

Also like the earlier cars, the easy way to tell if one is a factory car, is that the car has a serial number and no VIN number.

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Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 3, 2009 – Since its victorious introduction at the NHRA Winternationals in 1968, Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang has created a legacy of power, performance and triumph.

The 40th Anniversary 2008 Cobra Jet Mustang lived up to the legend of the original, duplicating the NHRA Winternationals victory in 2009 and dominating drag strips across the land.

Today, Ford Racing unveiled the 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, which marks the continued evolution of the CJ as a factory-produced turnkey race car. In honor of the SEMA introduction, Ford Racing built and unveiled a one-of-a-kind “SEMA Special” silver Cobra Jet complete with a charcoal Cobra Jet graphics package.

“The 2008 Cobra Jet was a great car, it did everything we wanted it to do,” said Brian Wolfe, director, Ford North American Motorsports. “We’re really proud of the car, but then again we’re always trying to make the next one better.

“With the 2010 Cobra Jet, we had the luxury of a longer development cycle and the result is absolutely stunning. Where the 2008 Cobra Jet was an extremely potent starting point for NHRA Stock competition, the 2010 will enhance the car further. We are all excited to see the new Cobra Jet in competition.”

For decades, the Mustang has been the preeminent car in many forms of racing, including drag racing. The 2008 Cobra Jet Mustang added to that legacy this season with high- profile wins at the NHRA Winternationals and U.S. Nationals, and by setting numerous track records across the country.

The 2010 Cobra Jet, like its predecessor, is a factory-built race car that is intended for NHRA Stock and Super Stock racing. The goal for the 2010 Cobra Jet was to enhance the race features to further make its own place in NHRA history. The 2010 CJ will come with all of the features of the 2008 car with enhancements that include options for a full race-prepared automatic or manual transmission, drag race-specific shocks and springs, manual steering and brakes, 8.50 certified rollcage, and an Aeromitive return-style fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell.

Additionally Ford Racing engineers have developed for the 2010 Cobra Jet a factory-first launch control/rev limiter that will allow drivers to preset the rpm after they stage the car. When they are ready to leave, all they do is put the throttle pedal to the floor; they don’t have the engine speed to free rev. Previously, the launch control/rev limiter was only available as an aftermarket option.

Much like Ford Racing’s previous Mustang FR500S race car, the Cobra Jet Mustang will get its start at the Auto Alliance International (AAI) assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The entire 50-car run of 2010 Cobra Jets will be built on the same production line that produces the 2010 Ford Mustang production car. Production of Cobra Jets will commence in January, with delivery of all vehicles expected in the first quarter of 2010.

All 50 of the limited run of 2010 Cobra Jets have been snapped up by dealers for customer delivery. (11/02/09)

All of the additional parts and pieces for the CJ can be found in the Ford Performance Parts catalog. And since the Cobra Jet is produced from a base V-6 Mustang, any consumer can turn his Mustang into a Cobra Jet by purchasing the parts from the Ford Performance Parts catalog.

The 2010 CJ car features a choice for customers between two supercharged engines or three normally aspirated engines (pending NHRA approval). These options will allow the Cobra Jet to be eligible for more classes in the NHRA, as well as competition with other sanctioning bodies, including NMRA, NMCA, PSCA and IHRA.

All 50 of the 2010 Cobra Jet Mustangs have already been ordered by Ford dealers for delivery to customers. For those customers who missed out on the limited run of 2010 Cobra Jets, Ford Racing has set a goal to provide future versions of the Cobra Jet.

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