2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet: Ultimate Guide

2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet: Ultimate Guide

2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Continuous Improvements Every Year

The Cobra Jet returns in 2013. Once again it has the latest in drag racing technology delivering speed and consistency for NHRA Stock and Super Stock racing. With over three seasons of testing, racing, and customer feedback the Cobra Jet is better than ever with exciting new features, more performance and priced to be the best value in the market.

Pricing for the 2013 Cobra Jet Mustang starts at $85,490 for the naturally aspirated version and $92,990 for the supercharged one. All 2013 CJs are NHRA tech ready for Stock or Super Stock competition and only 50 examples are scheduled to be built. For 2013 fans got to vote on the colors for 2013 (Classic white, silver or black).

Updates and Improvements

  • 5.0L Coyote engine options:
    • Naturally aspirated – Cobra Jet induction system, CNC ported heads, high lift cams, low-drag accessory drive
    • Supercharged – Ford Racing/Whipple 10-rib 2.9L supercharger, CNC port matched manifold and heads
  • Lightened body assembly optimized for weight distribution
  • Electric power steering – all the assist with no parasitic loss
  • Rollcage optimized for rigidity and safety through finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Recaro FIA race seats (pending NHRA approval)
  • Improved brake pedal feel with revised pedal ratio
  • Improved suspension geometry for optimum 60′ times – derived from computer modeling and hundreds of 1/4-mile runs

Cobra Jet Features


  • Displacement & type: 5.0L V8 with twin independent variable cam timing (TiVCT);
  • Block: Production 5.0L Ti-VCT block
  • Heads: CNC-ported, 4-valves per cylinder
  • Induction: N/A Option: Cobra Jet Composite Intake, S/C Option: Ford Performance Whipple 2.9L Supercharger
  • Camshafts Custom grind: – Ford Performance proprietary
  • Crankshaft: Forged
  • Rods: Manley H-beam
  • Pistons: Mahle forged, Ford Performance spec
  • Headers: 304 stainless primary tubes with 321 stainless collector
  • Inlet pipe: Ford Performance Cobra Jet
  • Throttle body” Cobra Jet oval monoblade


  • Chrome-moly safety cage, NHRA-certified to 8.50 ET
  • 3-link with adjustable upper
  • Adjustable Panhard bar
  • Double-adjustable Ford Performance shocks
  • Anti-roll bar

Front Suspension

  • Adjustable Ford Performance struts
  • Anti-roll bar removed – lightweight radiator support


  • Electric power-assist (EPAS)


  • Strange Engineering kit featuring:
    • – Lightweight vented rotors
    • – Billet 4-piston lightweight calipers
    • – Lightweight tandem master cylinder
  • OEM pedal modified to mount master cylinder


  • Weld Racing Cobra Jet
  • 15 x 10″ rear, 15 x 3.5″ front


  • Goodyear Cobra Jet
  • 9 x 30 x 15 rear, 4.5 x 28 x 15 front

Gears & Axles

  • Strange Engineering 9-inch aluminum center section
  • Light-weight steel spool
  • Strange Engineering 9310 alloy 4.88 ring & pinion
  • Strange Engineering 35-spline axles
  • Strange Engineering chrome-moly yoke


  • C4 automatic (stock legal) race-prepared by Joel’s on Joy

Fuel System

  • Aeromotive “Eliminator” fuel pump
  • Aeromotive A1000 pressure regulator
  • Aeromotive 10-micron high-flow filter
  • High-impedance 80 lb./hr. fuel injectors

Engine Control & Ignition

  • Ford Copperhead ECM
  • Production based with Ford Performance software
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Production 5.0L TiVCT coils
  • Ford sensors

Available Colors

  • Black
  • Silve