2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

After announcing the updated 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet earlier this year, Ford Racing completed the first test session of the development car last week at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, GA. Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords editor Evan Smith and Ford Racing chassis engineer Andy Vrenko served as test drivers, making several passes with the latest Cobra Jet and helping to gather valuable data that will be used to continue to improve the car’s performance on track.

While not receiving any drastic updates from the previous year, the 2014 Cobra Jet did get some refinements compared to the 2013 model including a lighter body, electric power steering, a new roll cage, improved Recaro FIA race seats, updated suspension geometry and a parachute mount. Lastly, the Cobra Jet gets two new colors for 2014 – Gotta Have It Green and Matte black (pictured). Unchanged from 2013 is the robust 5.0-liter V8, available in both supercharged and naturally aspirated form.

On a side note, Ford Racing also used the test session to honor Rob Deneweth, a former engineer who passed away late last year. Deneweth was essential in developing the powertrain for the Cobra Jet and played a key role in building the twin-turbo Cobra Jet Concept that debuted at SEMA this past year. If you look closely, you can see a sticker with Deneweth’s name on the back of the Cobra Jet.

You can see photos from the 2014 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet test session in the gallery below.

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[Photos: Andrew Casselberry, Ford Racing Performance Parts]

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