Ford’s 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet challenges Chevrolet’s COPO Camaro at SEMA

Do you like going fast? Really, really fast?

More specifically, does turning irritate you?

Assuming you have just under $100,000 to satisfy your need for linear speed, Ford has just the product to suit you. For the past several years, both Ford and Chevrolet have revealed drag-race-ready vehicles with absurd levels of performance, direct from the factory.

Ford’s 2016 model year iteration of its Cobra Jet Mustang is its most ferocious, with performance to peel the skin right off your face. Currently on display at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Cobra Jet is designed to compete in NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes as a turn-key race car.

Among its long list of upgrades is: Strange Engineering brakes, an 8.50-certified roll cage, drag race-specific coilover shocks and springs, Corbeau FIA seats, five-point race harnesses and Aeromotive fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel cell.

Under the hood is a 5.0-liter V8 engine from the Ford Mustang GT with a Whipple supercharger and an unrated power figure. The engine is paired to an automatic transmission designed specifically for drag racing duty. The results are an astonishing spring through the quarter-mile in about 8.0 seconds.

Though Chevrolet hasn’t revealed the performance specs of its 2016 COPO Camaro, we do know it has similarly-capable hardware and will therefore nearly match the Mustang Cobra Jet’s performance. The only other “challenger” to these steroid-popping muscle cars is Dodge’s Challenger Drag Pack, which was recently announced with a supercharged HEMI V8 and a $109,354 price tag.

Ford will limit production to just 50 examples with deliveries starting early next year. In addition to the $99,990 starting price, customers can add on extras like a wheelie bar (which it sounds like you’ll need) and a graphics package (which it sounds like will melt off).


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