As usual, we are always looking for new and exciting Mustang builds and when we strolled upon this 2004 Cobra, the Bright Atlantic Blue paint really jumped out at us. Smith Racing is returning to the drag strip after a 3+ year hiatus that was a result of a bad crash in 2006 that destroyed their old car, but things are looking up this year with their fresh build. Dan Smith Jr. will be piloting this car in the 2010 season with his father Dan Smith Sr. calling the shots in the crew chief position.

Photo Credit: Yellowbullet.

Beyond the stellar paint job and the as always impressive Cobra appearance package, the car will be powered by a small-block Ford boasting 412 cubic inches. Twin 88mm turbos as per class rules will feed into the 105mm Wilson throttle body on a custom Hogan sheet metal intake, finally reaching a set of Trickflow TFS-R inline-style cylinder heads. Other supporting modifications include 212lb/hr fuel injectors and a PT4000 intercooler sourced from Skinny Kid Race Cars. Instead of the common place powerglide transmission, this combination will be backed up by a Rossler TH-210XHD 3 speed with a Neal Chance torque converter.

Moving onto the chassis we found a 9” Ford rear-end amidst the Mustang four-link setup with Santhuff shocks. Staying as close to a street car as an Outlaw 10.5 build can, the fenders and doors are all original steel pieces and still has real factory glass windows all around that still have functioning power windows. Aside from the mentioned body panels everything else is constructed of the extremely lightweight carbon fiber material. All the fine details such as wiring, turbo plumbing and assembly were completed by Dan Smith Jr. and Sr.

2010 will be a highly-anticipated and busy year for the Smith racing team as they also intend to get their drag radial silver notchback back on track. Look for this small block Mustang to reach the 6’s this season!

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