Will Ford’s Cobra Jet Program Continue in Next-Gen Mustang?

10 Oct, 2013


1968 Cobra Jet
Ford seems to have put to rest concerns over whether it plans to continue its Cobra Jet (CJ) program for drag racing. But the big question now is − will the new CJ program be based on the next-gen Ford Mustang?

Hot Rod magazine is reporting that while a Ford source insist that a new 2015 Cobra Jet is in development, they wouldn’t say whether or not it will be attached to the next-gen pony car.

“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,” said Ford’s Jesse Kershaw, as reported in the Hot Rod story. We want to ensure this program is here to stay.”

The fact that Kershaw wouldn’t specifically name a vehicle leads Hot Rod to questions whether the CJ program might shift to their rear-wheel-drive Taurus or the AWD Fusion, which we at The Mustang Source think would be a terrible mistake.

The CJ program has been building a lot momentum with the Mustang, which helps to further position the pony car in the world of performance cars.

Since the original Cobra Jet program was launched back in 1968, it has proven key in helping to position Mustang as a leader in the world of muscle cars. Switching gears now with some people already questioning if the 2015 model will live up to its true heritage, could have a lasting impact on the car for years to come.