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The 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang is Wicked Fast

November 3, 2015 Mustang News No Comments


To say the 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang is fast would be an understatement after Ford Performance dropped the bombshell that its capable of an eight-second quarter-mile. Ford Performance continues the Turnkey race car program with the unveiling of the 2016 Cobra Jet at this years SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The new Cobra Jet is based off the 2015 Mustang GT platform sharing 75 percent of the Mustang GT’s production engine parts. It will be limited to a 50-car production run and its ready to go for NHRA Stock and Super Stock right off the assembly line. … Continue Reading

American Muscle’s 7th Annual Car Show Was A Big Success

August 27, 2015 Mustang News No Comments

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Last weekend American Muscle held their 7th Annual Mustang show at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, PA with the event being a huge success. Over 3,000 Mustangs and 10,000-plus people enjoyed the event which raised $55,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation charity. It was billed as the largest Mustang-only car show in the country with various events and automotive celebrities like Vaughn Gittin Jr, Steve Saleen and Chip Foose joining in on the fun.

Check out some photos, video and all the details below. … Continue Reading

Estate Find 1969 Shelby GT500 sold for $280K

April 29, 2014 Mustang News No Comments


Last month we brought you the story of a man named Larry Brown who passed away in a small town in Pennsylvania with a slew of cool cars. Mr. Brown left this World with no living relatives nor did he leave a will so all of his possessions went up for auction. One of those items was a 1969 Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet with 8500 miles on the odometer. It recently sold at auction for the staggering price of $280,000. … Continue Reading

American Muscle continues the Bolt-On Buildup with 2010-12 Shelby GT500

April 20, 2014 Mustang News No Comments


American Muscle continues the bolt-on build up series with three stages of modifications for the supercharged 2010-12 Shelby GT500’s. As they do with all their vehicles they lay down a baseline dyno run to see how well the vehicle performs with no bolt-on’s. This time their 2012 Shelby GT500 put down 503 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. A very respectable number for a high performance vehicle but lets see how well it responds to some minor bolt-on’s. … Continue Reading

Aluminator XS Mustang GT Pace Car

April 13, 2014 Mustang News No Comments


This past weekend at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway a custom 2014 Mustang GT powered by the new Ford Racing Aluminator XS crate engine was given pace car duties. Behind the wheel of this custom Mustang was U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and NASCAR veteran Brett Bodine.

The ruby red pace car started life as any ordinary GT would with a 420 horsepower 5.0-liter engine. Soon enough the engine was yanked in favor of the new Aluminator XS crate engine and a host of other goodies from the Ford Racing Boss 320S and the Cobra Jet programs were added. … Continue Reading

American Muscle brings back Bolt-On Buildup for 2007-09 Shelby GT500

March 27, 2014 Mustang News No Comments


American Muscle’s bolt-on project build is back again after a successful build the first time round with the 2010-14 Mustang V6. For the encore bolt-on build AM has stepped it up by modifying a 2008 Shelby GT500 with various bolt-on’s to increase horsepower and torque.

As with all of their project builds American Muscle ran a baseline dyno test with the Shelby GT500 putting down 434 horsepower and 432 lb-ft of torque. This gives us a good starting point to see how well the GT500 responds to these common bolt-on’s. Lets dive in to the bolt-on’s below. … Continue Reading

Man leaves behind 1969 Shelby GT500 Cobra Jet with 8500 miles

March 18, 2014 Mustang News No Comments


In a small town in Pennsylvania a man named Larry A. Brown passed away leaving behind a stable of odd vehicles with one being a 1969 Shelby GT500 428 Cobra Jet with 8,500 miles on the odometer.

Mr. Brown lived a simple life in Centre Hall, PA and it showed through his vehicles as most of them were well cared for and barely driven. One in particular was his 1969 Shelby GT500 which he purchased new on May 9, 1969 for $5,245.97 and only drove it a handful of miles before he parked it in 1973. … Continue Reading

Its Official: Ford to build 2015 Mustang Cobra Jet turn-key racecar

October 23, 2013 Mustang News 2 Comments

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According to the folks at Popular Hot Rodding the Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet turn-key racecar program will continue with the 2015 Mustang model year platform.

When Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing was asked about the Cobra Jet he responded that “Mustang and Cobra Jet are inseparable!” leading us to believe no other vehicle will carry the Cobra Jet name.

Adding to that, Jesse Kershaw, Ford Racing’s division of Drag Racing Parts and Competition Manager, was quoted as saying, “Our goals remain the same for next year as they are every year, produce a competitive product at a price that is a value for the racer,” Kershaw said. “We want to ensure this program is here to stay.” … Continue Reading

Custom Prototype 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet set to cross block at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

September 12, 2013 Mustang News 1 Comment


Ford is partnering with Barrett-Jackson to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by auctioning off a one-of-a-kind prototype NHRA-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet. Ford will auction the custom orange Mustang Cobra Jet at the Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson Collector Car auction on Saturday September 28 at the Mandalay Bay resort & casino with all proceeds to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The one-off NHRA legal 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet will be powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 mated to a T4 racing transmission, and boast an optional traction “wheelie” bar, 8.50 ET certified chrome-moly safety cage, exclusive Cobra Jet-branded Weld wheels, three-link rear suspension, lightweight racing brakes, 9-inch rear axle, and custom Cobra-branded Recaro seats.

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Garage Find: 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible with a tow bar

September 10, 2013 Mustang News No Comments


We found this GT500 convertible garage find courtesy of BarnFinds as they come across classic Shelby’s and Mustangs on a consistent basis. This classic Shelby GT500 convertible comes with a Cobra Jet 428, a four-speed manual transmission and a custom tow bar mounted below the front bumper.  When restored these vehicles can command upwards of $100K but this GT500 is in need of a complete restoration and some serious metal work to the floor plans and transmission tunnel.

All the parts are there for the restoration but this could be a lengthy project as rust is prevalent throughout the car. This Shelby was posted on eBay a few weeks back and it only received 4 bids with the highest coming in at $50K, not sure its worth that with all the work it needs. The auction ended without a winner so its safe to say this rust bucket is still for sale. … Continue Reading