Street-Legal Ford Mustang Cobra Jet will Fulfill your Drag Racing Dreams: For Sale
According to Ford’s consumer website, you can get a 2015 Mustang GT Premium coupe for a base price of $36,100. Or, you can head over to RacingJunk.com and spend a bit more for a 2011 Mustang GT Cobra Jet clone that’s meant for Woodward Avenue. Powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and decked out in a red, white, and blue paint job with a large cobra logo on the rear quarter panel, this sweet ‘Stang has just 15,500 miles on the clock — with just 7,500 miles on the engine itself. And it ain't just a regular pony car — that engine is pretty built up. It has a 9.5:1 compression ratio, Diamond pistons, Manley connecting rods, a TSS billet oil pump, and an ATI damper, among other mods. PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Ford Racing Cobra Jet Mustang
The cylinder heads have trick-flow valve springs and Manley valves. Kooks long tube exhaust headers and a Kooks off-road H pipe get the expelled gases out into the atmosphere. Roush mufflers provide the soundtrack. The intercooled supercharger is nothing to sneeze at. The 2.8” pulley drives a custom eight-rib blower drive, with 18-20 psi being the result. And power gets to the ground via a six-speed automatic transmission.
It's a machine that was built for quarter miles and wheelies, but here's the real kicker — it's completely street legal. That's right, this is the only street-legal Cobra Jet on the market, albeit a well-done clone. The seller doesn't disclose the horsepower, but if it's anywhere near the 500 found on the standard Cobra Jet, with all the racing mods, it should give any Hellcat a run for its money in a straight line.
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So, whaddya say? $36K for a brand-new stock Mustang, or $43,700 for a low-mileage, street-legal, race-ready pony? It’s your call.
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