It was only recently that we received all of the details for the 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, but spy photographers were still hungry for more so they were out on the hunt yet again. This time, they’ve caught the next generation Cobra Jet, due out in 2013, while it underwent some testing.
Anyone would have to be blind not to notice the giant ram air hood acting liked the flared nostril for the Mustang. Upon second look, one can see massive drag slicks stuffed in the rear wheel wells and special exhaust tips that spurt out their growl just behind the front wheel wells. From this, we can deduce that this new Cobra Jet will be a more powerful model with a sportier and more aggressive appearance.
For 2012, the Cobra Jet features a revised 5.4 liter DOHC supercharged aluminum block engine that delivers a total of 430 HP and is mated to a 3-speed C4 Auto Race transmission. It will be limited to 50 units, each priced at $91,900. We expect the 2013 model to come priced a bit higher, but with a similar limited run. We’ll get the official details as soon as they are released sometime in 2012.
UPDATE 12/02/2011: After seeing the entire 2013 Mustang line-up, Ford Racing parts has announced the official details on the 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet. The model will be limited to only 50 units, with prices starting from $85,490 for the naturally aspirated version and $92,990 for the one equipped with the 2.9 liter Whipple supercharger. Hit the jump to see a full list of the new Cobra Jet features.
2013 Mustang Cobra Jet features:
- Naturally aspirated – Cobra Jet induction system, CNC ported heads, high lift cams, low-drag accessory drive
- Supercharged – Ford Racing/Whipple 10-rib 2.9L supercharger, CNC port matched manifold and heads
- Lightened body assembly optimized for weight distribution
- Electric power steering – all the steering assist with no parasitic loss
- Rollcage optimized for rigidity and safety through finite element analysis (FEA)
- Recaro FIA race seats (pending NHRA approval)
- Improved brake pedal feel with revised pedal ratio
- Improved suspension geometry for optimum 60′ times – derived from computer modeling and hundreds of 1/4-mile runs