The car comes with fat slick racing tyres on the back, a race-spec roll cage, harnesses and appropriate seating and interior layout, as well as an engine powerful enough to provide 10-second-and-beyond timeslips down the quarter mile drag strip. Under the bonnet there's a 5.4-litre V8 with a TVS 2.3-litre superchager to kick out around 320kW. Ford will also option up the supercharger to a 4.0-litre unit if the driver so desires.
And don't worry about the engine bursting into flames the first time you run it at full chat. The internals are also beefed up with the latest bullet-proof components, such as Manley H-bean conrods and a keyed crankshaft snout. There's also an uprated Strange braking package to ensure the car stops at the end of each run.
George Goddu, Ford Racing business manager recently said about the car,
"With every Cobra Jet build we strive to carry the spirit of the original Cobra Jet while developing the next generation of drag racing icon. The enthusiast who races the 2012 Cobra Jet can be competitive at virtually any event, from their local track up through NHRA Stock or Super Stock classes."
The 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet will be available in a limited run of just 50, with prices starting at around $US91,900 ($92,400).
Ford Racing will also offer a circuit-ready racer, called the Ford Mustang Boss 302S. It features similar upgrades to the Jet, only every one of them is more focused on helping the car turn and compete in circuit races.
Pricing for the Boss is expected to start at around $US79,000 ($79,500).