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2008 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang dubbed FR500CJ




Details have emerged on the new 2008 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang also known as the FR500CJ.  The new Cobra Jet Mustang (FR500CJ) will join Ford Racing's two other successful road racing Mustangs, the FR500C and FR500S as turn-key race cars available through Ford Dealers. The cars will be built in December of 2008 and shipped to customers in February of 2009.

The FR500CJ will be a factory-built race car with a 400 horsepower 5.4L DOHC supercharged engine with a 6-speed manual transmission that is standard, an optional automatic will also be available.   The car itself will be lightweight at 3,300 lbs and will be NHRA legal to 10.00 second ET's along with the interior being NHRA Stock Eliminator legal interior.  It will come with a unique trim and appearance package, drag race wheel/tire combination and a Cobra Jet graphics package.  Ford says there will be an initial 50 unit production run with the MSRP being $69,900.

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  1. 400 horsepower? Yeah, right...I'm thinking something closer to what was originally stated, somewhere in the 600's at least.
     
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  2. I've always thought the name "Cobra Jet" should be used for a Sat. morning cartoon, not a high performance car.
     
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  3. Cobra Jet is a brilliant and historically significant name for a LEGENDARY high performance car. One only hopes that the revival can perform up to the legend.
    Hopefully, this long-awaited 2008-2009 revival of the famed Cobra Jet Mustang (and the factory-backed racing of it) will last longer than it did in the 1960s.
    And hopefully, the "Cobra Jet" program will trickle down to some more affordable "street/strip" Mustangs, in reprise of the evolution from Tasca's 428 Interceptor-powered '68 Mustang, to the Winternational-invading production 428CJs followed by the expansion of "Cobra Jet" power to the broader Ford performance vehicle line.
    And then, before the EPA, CARB and CAFE kill the whole thing, we'll see some "Boss"/Cobra Jet Mustangs based on the upcoming wide-bore-center 'Cammer V8 . . . .
     
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  4. It's not going to turn 10s with 400hp - 600hp I would have to guess.
    Jim
     
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  5. It's great to see ford finally getting back into grassroots drag racing and not a minute too soon as I read that mopar will be releasing their own versions as well. I think 400-500hp could get a 3300lb car into the 10s if it was on bigs and littles and has the right suspension, and coming from ford as a purpose vehicle, it should. Welcome back Cobra Jet!!!
     
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  6. 400 hp out of a 5.4 liter supercharged engine???
    A regular breathing 3.5 liter v8 can do that. Ofcourse it's all about the torque here, but cmon...
     
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  7. I was at the track, with proper tinning she went a best of 9.91 151. not shabby. 70g good price for stock elimator.
     
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  8. Actually, it was 9.91 at 141 (ONE FORTY ONE)
    (I was there, too)
     
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  9. Sorry, but as much as I like the new versions, nothing compares to a "Classic" Ford Mustang.
     
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  10. bump!
     
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