2012 SEMA: Ford Mustang Cobra Jet concept gets twin-turbo EcoBoost technology

At the 2012 SEMA Show yesterday. Ford Racing revealed the Mustang Cobra Jet Concept. For the new-generation Cobra Jet Concept, FoMoCo brings turbocharging to the scene with its award-winning technology found on road-going EcoBoost engines.

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“When a new generation of Cobra Jets arrived four decades later, they immediately began winning with a modern, fuel-injected 5.4-liter V8 topped with a belt-driven supercharger,” recalls Jesse Kershaw, Ford drag racing competition manager. “Over the past four years, the Cobra Jet has gone on to become both a fan and competitor favorite, the most successful late-model vehicle in drag racing.”

Now we have a 5.0 liter V8 with twin-turbo chargers – bringing Ford’s EcoBoost technology to the drag strip.

Ford mentions that the 2.9-liter blower on the current Cobra Jet needs 100 hp (74 kW) to drive the supercharger. That’s power no longer available for acceleration – Ford says.

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– By: Omar Rana