• Oct 3, 2008
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Back in the first Ponycar era, a Ford Mustang packed with a Cobra Jet V8 was a mighty drag strip warrior. Better still was the Super Cobra Jet, augmenting the CJ's enhanced breathing with a stouter lower end. Either way, a 428-powered Mustang would tear off elapsed times in the high 13s - still fast today. Since the current Mustang is a headlong dive into nostalgia, it stands to reason that Ford's working up a new Cobra Jet and eyeing drag racing domination yet again. We have no details other than a video after the jump that shows an obviously tweaked Mustang making a quarter mile run at Milan Dragway in Michigan, but the actual car will be coming to SEMA very soon, so Ford Racing is likely making sure that nothing blows up once the package is offered for sale. We've sent in our resume for the job of drag-race test driver; shoot, you don't even have to steer!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      mopar has their factory drag challenger.. now the mustang drag...chevy needs a factory drag camaro.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wait, a video of a quarter mile run, but no times revealed???
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, they don't want to give away too much information before the actual reveal. I thought the same thing you did the first time I saw the video, then realized that they want to keep the interest level up, and won't give away actual times or trap speeds until they're ready to go.

        I can't wait to see what this thing can do without support from outside manufacturers (Saleen, Roush, etc).
      • 6 Years Ago
      "We've sent in our resume for the job of drag-race test driver; shoot, you don't even have to steer!"

      Tell that to a fuel altered driver.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you pay attention to the video, the car is almost done with the run at a little past 8 seconds of elapsed time (seems to have launched right before 35 seconds into the video and video faded out at 43 seconds). My guess would be somewhere in the 9.5-10.7 second zone on a good pass. Wide margin... I know, but given the perspective and incomplete video that's just an estimate.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Having driven/watched about... oh about a couple million drag cars, the FR500CJ appears to be about a high 11's-low 12 second car if the video is representative of performance levels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well whatever the times are, don't go off of that guy. He was asleep at the tree.. Yeah yeah I know it won't shave off much but every little bit counts against the next guy when it comes down to drag times.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Your reaction time plays no part in your elapsed time. He could sit at the green light for five seconds and his ET would be the same.
      • 6 Years Ago
      more than a SEMA car, sorry.
      • 6 Years Ago
      what's the freaking time?!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe this is that Boss 6.2L (possibly bored/stroked out to an even 7.0L) that ford was going to put into the Mustang/F150/Expedition/SuperDuty but got cut back so badly when the new CAFE came out. What a shame, I would have liked to see more that a SEMA car come out of it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      badass
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1

        thing sounds like a beast!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Shipey is correct and high 13's is not fast anymore.
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