• Sep 4th 2009 at 12:31PM
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2010 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet testing - Click above for high-res image gallery or here to watch video

We learned earlier this summer that Ford Racing would be continuing its Cobra Jet program for the 2010 model year, and the new model has already taken to the strip for a testing session at Milan Dragway in Michigan. From looking at the photos released by Ford Racing, it looks like the updated CJ will get more than just new visual cues from the 2010 model Mustang. Under the hood lies a huge 3.4-liter Whipple supercharger that should be able to push quite a bit more air into the 5.4-liter V8 than the FRPP blower on the '09 version, and the interior looks even more race-oriented with the Liberty clutchless V-Gate style shifter and various gauges, buttons and toggles that adorn the instrument panel. We should have full details when the car makes its official debut at SEMA in November. Until then, enjoy a video of the 2010 Cobra Jet making a very loud and quick 1/4-mile pass after the jump.

[Source: Ford Racing, Streetfire.net]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      if you read my entire post, i'm wondering if it's a feature of ALL new mustangs or just the CJ. i was hoping someone with a Mustang production car would reply
        • 6 Years Ago
        yes all mustangs have the hood prop ..but there are kits for like $50 to put the gas shocks on

        i dont see it as too big of deal ...except when your trying to work under the hood and the damn prop is in the way ...watch your head lol
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm no fan of hood struts anyway. I've worked on too many cars with bad or leaky struts, where you end up using an old piece of scrap lumber to prop the hood up or just the back of your head.

        Sometimes, simple is better. And if you REALLY want a fancy hood, just go buy some lambo door kit and put that on it or something.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad to see Ford has finally put a REAL supercharger on the Mustang by going with a twin screw by Whipple.

      Roots style superhcargers are inefficient junk that have been pushed by "dealers" like Magnacharger.
      Good riddance to both.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow... NunyaBizness... Where have you been? Or do you just work for Whipple and are being paid to spread your misinformation? The current superchargers being used on OE applications are a far cry from "Roots" superchargers... More specifically, almost all OE applications have been Eaton superchargers and there is very little that they share with "Roots" superchargers other than they have two rotors.

        In fact, Eaton superchargers eclipse *all* other superchargers in efficiency (isentropic & power consumption), reliabilty and low noise. The last two reasons being the biggest reason OEs choose Eaton over other types or brands.

        Do you really think premium brands like Audi, Jaguar, Aston Martin, etc (where cost is no object) would choose anything other than the absolute best available? I'm pretty sure the buyers of those brands wouldn't put up with the failure rates that are well known amongst all of the screw-type blower manufacturers.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow....somebody's got a small "you know what"
        • 6 Years Ago
        First off this is not the end to roots style superchargers, this is a race car.
        Second of all, roots superchargers aren't meant to be the best of the best, they are for factory reliablity of the drivetrain and the SC itself so morons like you don't put a pulley on a 3.4 on your stock engine, blow up your car then come crying that want it fixed under warranty.

        Eaton superchargers have been proven to be effective and reliable for years.
        You could squeeze 500rwhp out of one on an 03 cobra. Hardly a POS.

        By your standards every car should be built like a factory race car.
        If you want a race car, build yourself one, but do understand ford isn't going to give every car the option to be pullied to 800rwhp right out of the box.
        • 6 Years Ago
        NunyaBizness... your an idiot...

        the almost any supercharger (providing good reliability) are good for most applications.

        OMG its not a twin turbo or twin screw... what will 98% of the oblivious buying public do when they find this out!?

        car companies want their cars to not break down, therefore, they dont go balls to the wall insano with their selection.

        the only person who cares... is you, get over yourself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You know NOTHING about me, yet you are calling ME a moron.
        I think it's clear which one of us is the moron.

        Based on your attitude and lack of professionalism, I assume you are employed by Magnacharger. I think I recognize the lack of writing style.

        Regardless, Roots superchargers are utilized by OEM's because they are CHEAP.
        Twin screw are twin turbos are the choice when OEM's and PROs want the BEST and are not trying to cut costs.
        Please don't come on here shoveling misinformation.
        I'm not the only knowledgeable and experienced member on this board.

        Back on track:
        Kudos to Ford for dumping the roots blower for a much more efficient and better performing design of the twin screw.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why are my ears dripping all over my shoulders???
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's the car I want when I have to go to work at 2 or 3 in the morning, because a loud-piped Harley just doesn't say "Thanx for cutting your grass 'till 10 o'clock last night after I've asked you nicely many times over the last 10 years" loud enough. Not only that, I'll never be late again.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very cool!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That sounds incredible. That is one mean Mustang. CJ FTW.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Too bad most of the CJ Mustangs got bounced at post-race tech yesterday.
      But hats off to FoMoCo for building a great purpose built drag race car and calling it a "stocker" Super stock yes..but not a stocker.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's the perfect rear quarter window vents they need to offer for Mustangs... not that stick-on accessory piece.
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