The Mustang Cobra Jet will Return as Part of the 2015 Mustang Lineup

Ford is developing the next-generation model of its drag-racing sports car.
2014 Ford Mustang
2014 Ford Mustang
Oct. 18, 2013 - PRLog -- The 2014 Ford Mustang ( is an outstanding sports car, and has been a popular choice at dealerships like Arlington Heights Ford. The Mustang is being completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, which has led to some speculation that the drag-racing Cobra Jet model would not be offered. Fortunately, that is not the case — Ford is in fact developing a next-generation Mustang Cobra Jet.

The Mustang has always been a high-performance vehicle, but the Cobra Jet model takes it to new heights. The Cobra Jet Mustang made its first appearance in 1968, limiting production to only 50 units; in its first appearance in a race, it won. Ford revived the Cobra Jet in 2008 to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and, like its predecessor, it was victorious in its first appearance on the track. The Cobra Jet nameplate lives on today — it’s the fastest drag-racing production Mustang, and the fact that it’s manufactured in extremely limited quantities makes it a hot commodity among collectors.

It would be a shame for the Cobra Jet nameplate to be retired; thankfully, in an interview with Mustangs Daily, Ford Racing boss Jamie Allison confirmed that it would live on in the next-generation Mustang, saying, “Mustang and Cobra Jet are inseparable.”

Previously, it was known that a new Cobra Jet vehicle was being developed, but it wasn’t confirmed that it would be a Mustang. Rumors swirled about Cobra Jet editions of the Fusion or Taurus, with the vehicle being equipped with rear-wheel drive and a V8 engine. Ford did build Cobra Jet sedans in the past — including the Falcon, Fairlane, and Torino — so there was some basis to the speculation. Fortunately, the Cobra Jet and Mustang nameplates will remain united.

The 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet comes equipped with a supercharged 5.0L V8 engine, a T-4 racing transmission, and other performance-oriented enhancements. It can travel a quarter-mile in approximately nine seconds without any modifications.

The team at Arlington Heights Ford is thrilled at the news of the 2015 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. While concrete specifications are still not available, interested Chicagoland drivers can visit Arlington Heights Ford ( at 801 W. Dundee Rd. for the latest news.
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