2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet: Drag Racing Icon

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2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

In 2013, the penultimate year of the fifth-generation Mustang, the GT received an 8-horsepower boost for its 5.0-liter Coyote V8. However, the Cobra Jet stands as a distinct breed, diverging from the series-production GT.

Designated as M-FR500-CJ, the 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet emerges as a purpose-built drag racer, priced at $85,490 for the naturally aspirated version and $92,990 for the supercharged variant, equivalent to nearly $130,000 adjusted for inflation.

Among enthusiasts, Rod Heltzel’s 2013 Super Cobra Jet, chassis #30, garners attention. In a striking black hue at Texas Motorplex, it stands alongside Herman Young’s blue Demon 170, known as Demonology, famed for its prowess in racing videos.

2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

While specific quarter-mile times remain undisclosed, Heltzel’s Super Cobra Jet outperforms the Demon 170 in launches and quarter-mile runs. Equipped with race wheels, Mickey Thompson drag radials, and skinnies, Heltzel’s model clocks a commendable 8.79-second quarter-mile time.

Contrastingly, Dodge boasts a 1.66-second 0-60 mph time and an 8.91-second quarter-mile run at 151.17 mph for the Demon 170, aided by lightweight features like carbon wheels and a single-seat configuration.

Eclipsing its counterparts, the Demon 170 ranks as the most potent series-production muscle car, delivering 1,025 horsepower and 945 pound-feet of torque on the E85. As Dodge transitions to the STLA Large-based Charger, set to offer electric variants, the segment awaits the potential resurgence of the Camaro as an EV, marking a notable shift in automotive trends.


By Rajdeep Singh

Rajdeep (New Delhi) sparks electric vehicle enthusiasm with engaging content, empowering everyone to join the EV revolution.

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