Ford has made a lot of incremental upgrades to its Mustang over the past couple of years, some of them quite significant, such as new engines and body work. And with every new iteration of the Mustang since 2008, there has also been a stripped out drag special from the guys at Ford Racing to go along with it.


With the 2012 model year rolling in, there’s set to be a new 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet ready to hit dragstrips and we’ve got the first details. Available directly from the Ford Racing catalog, the Cobra Jet is built specifically to race in the NHRA Stock and Super Stock racing classes and is virtually a turnkey drag car.

For 2010 the Mustang Cobra Jet was upgraded with full race-prepared automatic or manual transmissions, drag race-specific shocks and springs, manual steering and brakes, and a fully certified roll cage. For 2012, the upgrades keep coming.

The car’s 5.4-liter supercharged engine will receive a standard aluminum block with Manley H-beam rods, and will be accompanied by black anodized wheels from Weld Racing, upgraded brakes and a revised rear suspension setup with new spring rates. Customers will even be able to select a new Whipple supercharger that will endow the 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet with an eight second ET.

Hit the next page for a full list of all the new features available on the 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet.

[Mustangs Daily]

New features on the 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet:
Revised 5.4L supercharged engine – different specifications/rating than 2008/2010 model
Aluminum engine block
Double keyed crankshaft snout
Manley H-beam rods
Improved low-drag racing brakes – Strange Engineering
Improved rear suspension w/revised rear upper control arm and lower control arm mounts
Revised and optimized spring rates front and rear
New design black anodized Cobra Jet wheels – Weld Racing
Goodyear tires – all new DR compound – Cobra Jet branded
Brake pedal 2-step switch (micro)
Optional colors – Race Red, Grabber Blue, and Winner White – no additional charge

Drivetrain:
430hp 5.4L DOHC supercharged engine (aluminum block)
2.3L TVS Supercharger with twin 65mm dual bore throttle body
3-Speed C4 Auto Race Transmission – Joel’s on Joy
9″ rear axle w/4.29:1 Axle Ratio – Strange Engineering

Chassis:
NHRA Stock Eliminator legal interior
8.50et NHRA certified roll cage
Estimated weight of 3,200 lbs
Cobra Jet trim and appearance package
Drag race wheel/tire combination (Rear Tire 30.0 x 9.0)
Cobra Jet spring/adjustable damper tuning
Light-weight, low-drag brakes (manual)

Colors:
Red (M-FR500-CJ12R)
Grabber Blue (M-FR500-CJ12B)
Winner White (M-FR500-CJ12W)
Optional Graphics Package:

MSRP: $1,995.00
Includes: Powered-By-Ford fender emblems, Sweeping Snake side graphics, 5.4 Cobra Jet hood graphics, Ford Racing windshield header decal, Ford oval front fascia decals, Ford oval license plate decal, FR500CJ decklid decal.
Optional graphics may be unique to Cobra Jet body color.
Optional 4.0L Supercharger upgrade – M-6066-SCJ:

MSRP: $9,995.00
Step up to the most powerful combination in NHRA Super Stock. The 500hp 4.0L supercharged 2010 Cobra Jet has delivered mid-8 et’s, Class champions, divisional race winners and national records all in its first year on track!
Ford Racing offers their exclusive upgrade kit to the base 2012 Cobra Jet for the racer looking to perform at the highest levels of NHRA Super Stock Competition.
Kit includes supercharger, billet throttle-body, complete inlet system with 140mm billet mass-air housing, installation instructions, and exclusive Ford Racing race-ready calibration.
Final horsepower rating TBD, rating will differ from 500hp 2010 model.
4.0L Supercharger upgrade is delivered separately and must be installed by the end user.