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 |  Oct 30 2012, 2:23 PM

Ford has just unveiled the Mustang Cobra Jet concept at the 2012 SEMA Show, which uses a twin-turbo setup on the already potent 5.0-liter V8 found under the hood of the Mustang GT.

The Cobra Jet is a from the factory drag racer, which has until now used a supercharger for its added boost. For 2013 the added boost comes from Borg-Warner turbo chargers, based on the units used in the Ford Focus ST.

The previously employed supercharger used as much as 100 hp at high boost levels, essentially stealing some power from accelerating the car, which has been fixed according to Ford. “To overcome the biggest perceived drawback of turbocharging – the lag – we’ve selected the smallest possible turbos that will give us the airflow we need,” said Turbo engineer Dave Born. “We’ve also got some other enhancements to help improve the responsiveness; we have very low inertia and very low internal friction.”

For now the turbocharged Mustang Cobra Jet is just a concept, and may have been rolled out just to preview a Mustang with EcoBoost power.

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GALLERY: 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet Concept