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

Source: Left Lane News

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  (242) posted on 01.16.2012

Definitely, it looks simple and the additional design of that cobra doesn’t made a huge different on it. To be honest, I am not impressed on it and I don;t like it. Peace!

  (459) posted on 01.9.2012

These features of Cobra Jet makes me want to get bitten by a Cobra. LOL. I love the simplicity and classy design of this Ford Mustang, and I am sure that many are waiting for 2013 to arrive.

  (858) posted on 12.20.2011

Cobra features are somehow impressive for me, but when it comes into a muscled vehicle, I would still prefer to have a Chevrolet Camaro for the fact that they could offer more awesome features than this.

  (466) posted on 12.12.2011

I love the graphic design of this Mustang. It looks so cool and aggressive on that. Moreover, I’m glad that it has a nice engine specification which could truly give a great and awesome speed performance on it.

  (368) posted on 12.6.2011

What’s the engine specification of this Cobra jet? Is it on an electric motor? Well, I hope its not. Anyway, I must say that its sleek exterior body paint can truly caught lots of attention but I wonder if it can offer this time a new and interesting feature?

  (446) posted on 12.6.2011

It looks so cool on its sleek body paint, and the graphic design on its exterior is really suited on its name. Good thing as well that it has an impressive and efficient engine.

  (449) posted on 11.8.2011

For some reason, I must say that I’m not so fond with this Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. Anyway, I’m glad that it had an impressive engine specification which I think, only suited for it.

  (320) posted on 11.2.2011

It really looks like a cobra! smiley In spite of having only a simple design, I can say that it still looks so great, and even it is on a matte body paint. It is very appealing for that.

  (300) posted on 10.27.2011

It is a race car, right? Well, I just don’t think either that the engine and horsepower of this one, is just enough and can give a better performance on it, in able to beat its competitor.

  (580) posted on 10.26.2011

For a muscled car, I don’t think that its engine and horsepower are just enough for it, so, I think they should upgrade it more. smiley Anyway, as for the looks of it, I can say that it is not really impressive.

  (577) posted on 10.25.2011

Sorry to say, but I didn’t see this one as a muscled car! The looks and the platform of this is so unlike with well known oblique one. However, I can say that I am also impressed with its figure performance.

  (119) posted on 09.25.2011

I hate all these ford mustang look a likes. Muscle has nothing on imports. Imports forever.

  (14) posted on 09.16.2011

I saw one of these at my elementary school

  (683) posted on 07.25.2011

Knowing that this is a muscle car, the speed performance of the car is already impressive and that’s equivalent to the performance of a sporstcar. And I would say that the 430 HP output really is something!

  (676) posted on 07.25.2011

The supercharged engine doesn’t offers a high speed performance for the vehicle. And I guess the aluminum block engine just adds weight to the car!

  (314) posted on 07.19.2011

The car feature is impressive in a way that people who want to dump them will surely see. This is the Ford’s proof that they can still manage to handle Mustang, even though it has less production now.

  (336) posted on 06.24.2011

I just want to laugh at those who wants to kill this production! Just look at this car its quite impressive and its output power is high speed as well!

  (410) posted on 06.24.2011

I really love this car! Although, Mustang is quite old model still Ford manage to offer new features and styling for this car. Its beauty is really timeless!

  (530) posted on 06.3.2011

Ha, ain’t this one a surprise. I never though that they would actually develop a next generation Cobra Jet that fast. I think it was only a few months back when they first released this car.

  (503) posted on 06.2.2011

Ford Mustang is indeed a huge icon in this industry. I was amazed by the giant ram air hood acting liked the flared nostril for the Mustang. I can’t wait to see it in the road side.

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