2018 Mustang Cobra Jet Marks 50th Anniversary of Legendary Racer

A half-century ago, the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet showed up at drag strips across America -- and a legend was born as the powerhouse won races everywhere. This year, Ford Performance has issued a new version of the Mustang Cobra Jet drag strip race car -- one that's targeted to be the quickest and most powerful factory issued model ever offered.

Engineered by the bright minds at Ford Performance Parts, this racer is capable of running a quarter-mile in less than nine seconds and achieves a top speed of more than 150 mph. The showpiece is powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter Coyote V8 engine and can be purchased in either Oxford White or Race Red with available commemorative 50th Anniversary graphics and anniversary badging.

In a press release, Eric Cin, Global Director, Ford Performance Parts, stated, "From the very first Mustang Cobra Jets dominating the 1968 NHRA Winternationals to our modern-day Cobra Jet racers, the Ford Performance Parts team continues to build the Cobra Jet brand based on its success at the track over five decades. That, in turn, has inspired generations of Mustang fans to create their own performance machines for the street."

Only 68 models will be produced, and ordering and additional product specifications will be available later this summer.

To take an adventurous test drive in one of our in-stock Mustangs, visit our Ford showroom at 1120 West Front Street in Berwick, a convenient drive from the Hazleton, Bloomsburg, Mountain Top and Benton, PA areas.

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