2012 SEMA Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Ford took the wraps off a special twin-turbocharged edition of its Ford Mustang Cobra Jet at the 2012 SEMA Show.
- The system uses technology from Ford's EcoBoost engines.
- Ford has not estimated output or performance numbers.
LAS VEGAS — Ford took the wraps off of a special twin-turbocharged edition of its bare-bones 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet at the 2012 SEMA Show.
The 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Twin-Turbo concept features a pair of twin-turbo engines sourced from the automaker's own EcoBoost technology strapped to its 5.0-liter V8. Ford has not estimated output or performance numbers.
Two small turbos out of the Ford Focus ST were used to keep lag to a minimum and avoid the power-sapping issue of high-boost blowers. The American automaker said that the 2.9-liter supercharger on the 2013 Cobra Jet draws as much as 100 horsepower from the engine to run — power that could be used for acceleration purposes.
Other features of the concept racer include an engine tune, forged and anodized pistons with Grafal coated skirts, Manley H-beam connecting rods, Watson Engineering stainless-steel headers, Aeromotive fuel system and Livernois Motorsport valve springs.
Ford rounds out the package with a Ford Racing livery and says that it will continue to work on the durability and performance of the setup after the show finishes, with no current plans for production.
Edmunds says: An awesome concept calculated to show off Ford's prowess.