The 2010 Cobra Jet Mustangs are one badass piece of machinery by anyones standards, whether you bleed blue or proudly wear your bowtie, and to the delight of some and the fury of many, it has taken the NHRA Stock and Super Stock categories by storm. But at the hefty sum of around $75,000 from Ford Racing and a limited production run, these cars are sadly out of the reach of many salivating buyers – us included. With the road-going 4.6L Modular engines found in the 2005 to 2010 model Mustangs being readily available and affordable to obtain, it would only seem logical that they find a place in these cars, as well.
The NHRA has approved the 4.6L, 3-valve engine combination for use in the Cobra Jet in Stock Eliminator for 2011. Such a combination will make for a more affordable option for racers compared alongside a turnkey Cobra Jet. The combo will require the use of a 2010-2011 Mustang body paired with the hundreds of Cobra Jet parts that Ford Racing has made available in recent months.
Last week, Ford Racing tested a 4.6L-powered CJ at Milan Dragway with driver Jimmy Ronzello at the wheel. Modifications to the engine included their high flow CNC 3-valve cylinder heads, high performance intake, hot rod cam, and 65mm throttle body, backed by a C4 automatic transmission. Numbers from the tests aren’t being divulged at this time, but the combo has been factored at 235 HP and should fit into the K/SA classification that competes on a current 12.65 index.