Death by Cobra Jet, or how to almost die on the drag strip

It was hot. Too hot, really, for repeated passes in a 2010 Mustang FR500 Cobra Jet, notable for its ability to scoot from violent launch to drogue chute deployment in the ass-clenching span of 8 seconds or so. » 5/21/14 12:01pm 5/21/14 12:01pm

What's Faster: A Rallycross Fiesta Or A Mustang Cobra Jet?

A rallycross Ford Fiesta can rip 0-60 in less than two seconds. That's fast, but is it fast enough to take on a Ford Mustang Cobra Jet in the quarter mile? » 11/01/13 10:00am 11/01/13 10:00am

How Not To Pull Off A Wheelie In a Mustang Drag Car

We recently wondered if you can ever have too much horsepower. We're going to ask that question again in light of this Cobra Jet Mustang pulling a massive wheelie and summarily careening into the wall. » 11/21/12 10:00am 11/21/12 10:00am

The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Drops Supercharger For Twin Turbos

Ford's turnkey Cobra Jet drag racer switched to the smaller 5.0-liter V8 last year but kept the giant supercharger for max power, even if a supercharger doesn't exactly conjure up images of jet turbines. Ford's rectified this with a pair of turbochargers borrowed from the Focus ST of all places. » 10/30/12 3:16pm 10/30/12 3:16pm

"One wild supercar": The 1969 Ford Torino 428 Cobra Jet

A preview of things to come, Car and Track heads to Ford's test track to check out the new for 1969 Ford Torino 428 Cobra Jet in this vintage road test. Although the car wasn't completely ready yet, the 428 cubic inches of TNT were in place under the hood. It didn't take long for host Bud Lindemann to determine the… » 6/19/11 1:30pm 6/19/11 1:30pm

Color the 1969 Ford Mustang Grande "cool"

Although it may seem like all late 60s muscle cars were built solely with performance in mind four decades later, this commercial is clear proof to the contrary. During the height of the muscle car performance era, the 1969 Ford Mustang Grande was marketed to the buyer more concerned with luxury, elegance and… » 4/30/11 9:00am 4/30/11 9:00am

Buy A Slushbox-Equipped 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet For Just $80K

Ford only made 50 auto-tranny-equipped 2010 Ford Cobra Jet Mustangs. Now one of them's up for grabs on eBay. The good news? It's got the "good" engine. The bad news? Starting bid's $80,000. [eBay via BangShift via CarDomain] » 3/17/10 1:00pm 3/17/10 1:00pm

2010 Cobra Jet Mustang, Ford's New Turnkey Drag Racer

Ford Racing has pulled the wraps off the 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang, a snarling factory turnkey drag racer. Not just a new skin, it's a completely rethought racer which does everything hardcore drag racers could want right from the factory. » 11/03/09 12:01am 11/03/09 12:01am

First Production Ford Mustang Cobra Jet FR500CJ Rolls Out

Here's the first shots of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet FR500CJ starting production and aside from getting a factory-built honest-to-goodness drag racer, you get one of the coolest VIN number schemes ever. » 1/05/09 2:30pm 1/05/09 2:30pm

2008 Cobra Jet Mustang Brings The Noise At SEMA

In addition to the Raptor pickup » 11/04/08 10:50am 11/04/08 10:50am, Ford will be unveiling its latest purpose-built drag racer, the 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet. The Cobra Jet, also known as the FR500CJ, is an attempt by the Dearborn, MI-based automaker to expand its offerings of racing pony cars. The Cobra Jet gets a beefed up 5.4-liter V8 with a cold air…

Ford Readies Mustang Cobra Jet Drag Race Package

Having had some time behind the wheel of a tamer drag Mustang » 10/07/08 6:20pm 10/07/08 6:20pm we're floored at the idea of the Cobra Jet Mustang drag package, seen here chewing up the quarter-mile at the Milan Dragway in Michigan. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's another special edition Mustang. But this umpteenth pony variation appears to be a purpose-built…

It Can Roar As Well As Whisper: 1969 Ford Torino!

So Ford grabbed the same incredibly wholesome dancers they used to sell the '69 Mustangs when it came time to try to move some '69 Torinos off the showroom floors. Compare the nauseating perkiness of this ad to the worldly white-collar hoon in the '68 Torino ad. But look at all the engine choices you got! Make ours a… » 2/19/08 11:00am 2/19/08 11:00am

PCH, Personal Dilemma Edition: 1968 Ford Torino GT

Since I decided against buying my friend's '65 Falcon Wagon in my first Personal Project Hell Dilemma, I've had to keep my eyes open for a project suitably cool/hellish enough. Fellow Jalop Ben Wojdyla went ahead and solved his personal dilemma- well, at least the initial part- by buying the '64 Continental of his… » 10/19/07 5:00pm 10/19/07 5:00pm