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The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet returns as an eight-second machine

An NHRA-certified roll cage and FIA-spec seats are only two parts of what make this car special.

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2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 50th Anniversary
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Ford is resurrecting its Mustang Cobra Jet for 2018, which is the 50th anniversary of the original drag-racing Cobra Jet.

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The Cobra Jet has no VIN and cannot be registered for street use.

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Among the modifications compared to a standard Mustang, the Cobra Jet has adjustable suspension, a roll cage and a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine.

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A parachute and wheelie bars are not equipped on most Ford Mustangs.

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The car's interior is pared down and fitted with all the safety and racing equipment needed for NHRA competition.

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The engine's Whipple supercharger displaces 3.0 liters and helps the car do mid-eight-second quarter-mile runs.

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Ford will sell the new Cobra Jet for $130,000, with just 68 units to be produced.

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