The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is the perfect place for muscle car fans to check out a couple of awesome new concepts. And some of them may find this Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Concept to their liking, as it had already debuted at SEMA.
A brand new prototype version of the drag racing Mustang has been developed by Ford Racing, fitted with a brand new V8 motor. The 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet features a supercharger as standard, which provides a considerable amount of power when the pedal is squeezed onto the floor.
According to the Blue Oval, the 2.9-liter blower on the 2013 Cobra Jet requires a full 100 HP (74 kW) to enable the supercharger. This would be quite a significant loss for the car, yet the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Concept was mounted 2 superchargers which work together to provide a sufficient amount of ponies, with no significant losses.
Especially for this car Ford have chosen to mount the smallest possible turbochargers to come up with the necessary airflow, while additional upgrades were based on internal friction reduction and faster responses. We haven’t, unfortunately, been told the amount of horsepowers of this vehicle, nor have Ford disclosed if this twin-turbocharged version will ever be put into production.
Taking a peek into the past, the 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet boasts with a 5.0-liter V8 motor, purchasable with or without the chosen 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. Its production was limited to only 50 units with base price tags of $85,490.