SEMA: ready to fend off 2016 COPO Camaro, the 2016 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is here [videos] image

Ford has a turnpike for the the drag car version of its beloved 50-year old Mustang.

The model can be seen by onlookers during the Las Vegas event and afterwards can be had by fans and professionals wanting to compete in the NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes. The 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang is a turn-key race car fitted with Strange Engineering brakes, an 8.50-certified roll cage and drag race-specific coilover shocks and springs. We have also been tipped about the Corbeau FIA seats, five-point race harnesses and Aeromotive fuel system with trunk-mounted fuel unit. Production appears to be utterly exclusive because it has been taken down to just 50 vehicles and the first lucky owners will take delivery of their drag race ready Mustang sometimes early next year. Pricing will be of no less than $99,990 and customers can jump the $100,000 mark by opting for such amenities as a graphics package or a wheelie bar.

Ford was almost mum on technical specifications and only confirmed the Cobra Jet engine has a Whipple supercharger and is mostly derived from the 5.0-liter V8 engine that sits under the hood of the Mustang GT. They also said the gearbox-engine assembly – with the former being a race-prepped automatic transmission, will suffice to have the model run the crucial quarter mile in around eight seconds.