Ford Racing wrapping up production of 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet
Back in March we reported that production of the 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet was underway at the AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock, MI, and now Ford Racing has informed us that the very first example has been completed and shipped to its dealership, Sam Pack Ford in Plano, TX. The car, number 18 of 50, is painted black and features the optional supercharger system and graphics. Ford Racing expects the remainder of the 2013 Cobra Jets to be completed in the next two weeks.
The 2013 Cobra Jet is the first to feature the new 5.0-liter V8 that is available with either a naturally aspirated engine with Cobra Jet induction system, CNC ported heads, high lift cams and low-drag accessory drive, or a 2.9L Whipple supercharged version with CNC port matched manifold and heads, and a proprietary 10-rib supercharger drive system for high rpm use without a belt.
Additionally, the 2013 Cobra Jet chassis has been improved. Lightweight body modifications give better weight distribution and electric power steering provides better drivability without parasitic horsepower loss. A new roll cage design is optimized for safety and chassis rigidity while the brake pedal ratio has been revised for more modulation and stopping power. Improved rear suspension geometry delivers faster and more consistent 60-foot times.
Want to see the 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet in the final stages of production? Check out the gallery courtesy of Ford Racing below.