A one-of-a-kind prototype 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet will be headlining the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas.
The Cobra Jet will be sold with no reserve on Saturday, September 28, with its proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The NHRA-legal vehicle is competition ready and is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a 2.9-liter Ford Racing Whipple supercharger. The powerplant is mated to a T4 racing transmission and sports a certified chromoly safety cage good for 8.50 ETs.
The race car also features lightweight racing brakes, Cobra Jet-branded Weld wheels, a nine-inch rear axle, three-link rear suspension and custom Cobra-branded Recaro seats. It features the unique serial number #2014 BJMS CJXX1 and is finished in a fiery orange satin finish with dark gray reflective stripes. It will also come with a distinctive license plate with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s logo.
In addition to getting the car, the winning bidder will also get training at Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School in Sophia, N.C. along with a tour of the Ford Product Development Center and Ford Racing with Mustang Chief Engineer Dave Pericak, including a backstage pass into the Ford Design Studios. Their experience will be captured for a future Mustang book and documentary and they’ll receive a video of the vehicle build, testing and action from Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas.
“The money to found Ford Motor Company came from Henry Ford’s only race as a driver, so you could say motorsports is in our blood,” says Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “This Cobra Jet is an awesome factory turn-key performer at the drag strip. It’s capable of approximately nine-second quarter mile runs as delivered from Ford.”
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