When we heard that 2010 Cobra Jet #27 (of 50) was at Tube Chassis Designz for the installation of a parachute, we dropped everything and headed over to check out the car. The 2010 edition of the Mustang Cobra Jet has several mechanical improvements over 2008s, and in our eyes, is the coolest freaking thing any domestic manufacturer currently sells. It is an 8-second car that arrives ‘caged and turn-key from Ford. Add that to the fact that this one happens be to owned and raced by the dealership that invented the 1968 Cobra Jet, and you’ve got even more magic happening.
Carl Tasca currently holds the record for 2008 CJ’s with a 9.28/141 mph run. This car is capable of doing that right out of the box. Why? For starters the motor is topped with a 4.0L Whipple blower. That’s a 4.0L blower on top of a 5.4L engine. Boost a-plenty! This car is equipped with a 5-speed Liberty transmission, as opposed to the 4-speed in the 2008 models, there has also been weight reduction with a ‘glass hood, and this car is equipped with the Super Cobra Jet motor which is all aluminum. Base CJ’s have an iron block.
This car is rated for 475 hp from Ford. If you believe that we have oceanfront property in Oklahoma to sell you. The reason this car is at the shop right now is so that it can be modified for a parachute. It’ll need the ‘chute to comply with the rules once it touches the 8-second zone, which, knowing the guys at Tasca, will be pretty freaking quickly.
Hit the link below to take a tour of the new CJ, the latest in a revived factory drag program from Ford that rules all.