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First Photos of the FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang

By - October 7, 2008 – 8:23 amNo Comment | 1,081 views

Ford has released the first images of the new FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang, and we can’t wait to get the full details when the car is introduced at SEMA in November. What we do know is that the FR500CJ is powered by the supercharged 5.4L modular V8 and features a unique trim and appearance package with a drag race wheel/tire combination. Only 50 will be built for off-road use only at a price of around $65,000.

Ford Racing Part Number: M-FR500-CJ

Program Intent:

  • Provide a Mustang that is a true A Stock competitor
  • 50 units initial build
  • Off-road only (VIN replaced by serial number)
  • Estimated pricing, $64,990 WD, $69,990 MSRP
  • Model Year 2008 designation
  • Build in December 2008, vehicles delivered February 2009

Vehicle Content:

  • 400 hp (est.) 5.4L DOHC supercharged engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission standard; optional automatic TBD
  • NHRA legal to 10.00 sec ETs
  • NHRA Stock Eliminator legal interior
  • Lightweight – 3,300 lbs (est.)
  • Unique trim and appearance package
  • Drag race wheel/tire combination
  • Cobra Jet graphics package


  • Vehicle orders should be placed with the Ford Racing warehouse at 1-800-367-3786.
  • Priority delivery will be given to orders of multiple vehicles.
  • Priority delivery will be given to orders of multiple vehicles
  • This order is a placeholder; dealers will not be billed until delivery of the vehicle to the dealer
  • An “off-road only” competition release will be required prior to delivery of a Cobra Jet to the dealer
  • Only 50 units are under consideration for 2008, so dealers are encouraged to submit their orders before June 30. Delivery will be prioritized based on order entry date.

The Cobra Jet Mustang (M-FR500-CJ) joins Ford Racing’s two successful road racing Mustangs, the M-FR500-C and M-FR500-S, as turn-key race cars available only from Ford Dealers. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to help rewrite history by ordering and campaigning this new race car.

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