The announcement coincides with the Mustang Cobra Jet’s 50th anniversary; the first car came to market in 1968. Ford was light on specifications but said the Mustang Cobra Jet will be based on the 2018 Mustang. The light details include a unique four-link suspension with a 9-inch solid rear axle from Strange Engineering, Racetech FIA seats, an NHRA-certified roll cage, and a special coil-over suspension designed especially for drag racing.
Power will come from a supercharged 5.2-liter Coyote V8 engine with an undisclosed amount of horsepower. The COPO Camaro, meanwhile, can be had with a supercharged 5.7-liter V8, naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V8 and an LT-based, direct-injected 6.2-liter V8 engine. The engines are backed by a race-prepped Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission.
Production will be limited to 68 Cobra Jets, a nod to the car’s introductory year, and like the COPO Camaro, they will not be street legal.