Military Serviceman’s Cool Cobra Deserves a Salute

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Whipple Mustang Cobra

With its owner’s deployment drawing near, this 787-hp Mustang is ready to give the quarter-mile all it’s got.

Mustangs are already high-performance superstars, with the Cobra being the top dog that doesn’t have the name Shelby attached (aside from when the name was applied to an equally awesome British roadster). However, there is something that can unlock even more greatness, a key forged from the mind of Art Whipple: the Whipple Supercharger.

We were combing through Craigslist the other day when we happened upon a 2003 Mustang Cobra equipped with a 2.3-liter Whipplecharger residing south of Fresno, California, and it’s one we’d like to share with you.

Whipple Mustang Cobra

“Looking to sell my car with deployment coming around the corner,” says the current owner, who bought the then-rough running Mustang Cobra a couple of years ago. Since then, the Mustang has been made mechanically sound. And speaking of sounds, we can already hear the 2.3-liter Gen II Whipple gloriously howling with 18 lbs of boost shoved through the fresh short-block V8. The combo puts out between 678 and 787 horses, depending on what fuel is used.

Whipple Mustang Cobra

The inside of the Mustang Cobra retains most of the stock bits, but it now has a six-point roll cage in need of door and harness bars. The leather boot is also worn, likely due to the tons of shifting this high-power pony has done over the 15 years since leaving the assembly line.

Whipple Mustang Cobra

The Whipplecharged Mustang Cobra needs some more TLC before heading out to the drag strip, such as paint corrections, a new fuel sender and gasket, and the aforementioned roll cage components. Once those are handled, though, it’ll only be a matter of time before the Whipplecharger howls down the quarter-mile, and the Cobra blows away the competition.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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