Comments - Ford Cobra Jet Packs EcoBoost for SEMA

Published: Nov 03, 2012
Description: Ford has a large presence at this year's SEMA Show and the latest model to be unveiled by the Blue Oval is a concept drag racer based on the Mustang. The Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet has the mos...
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Greg Lewis Nov 05, 2012
I have a torino CJ and let me tell you that is an engine ford done right. Never got the pleasure of driving this beast, but by the looks of it. Ford done right!
Alex Arvanitis Nov 04, 2012
All setups can be and are awesome though from na to sc to turbo, but trust me guys, modular fords love love love boost and turbos make so much sense, I won't say how much time/money I've spent learning why, but trust me 4v modulars love turbos
Alex Arvanitis Nov 04, 2012
I love high strung v8's in theory because of tech, but they feel soo weak under 6,000 rpms. Turbo v8's can easily feel like 12 second cars below 3,000 rpms, and get much faster from there. Ferrari's feel like 15 second cars until 4.5k rpms...
Alex Arvanitis Nov 04, 2012
I had an sc setup before, it sounded nice but pitchy. Now my car sounds mean as f**k. Wide open wastegates and a v8 with e-dumps sound like the gates of hell to the damned as they are pulled into hell at light speed. Just scary/mean as hell.
Patrick Schalk Nov 04, 2012
I'll go with a procharger or whipple. Don't care if turbo is better. I like the sound of a whipple the best
Brian Johnston Nov 03, 2012
I'd rather have something like the 4.5L v8 that's in the Ferrari 458. That is naturally aspirated and produces 562hp.
Alex Arvanitis Nov 03, 2012
Rpm. Up at altitude, turbos are the only way to make big power efficiently. My buddy's sc car made 900whp on 30psi on a modular 4.9 4v stroker. I made more power and torque on 15psi than that, I do have .6 more displacement but still
Alex Arvanitis Nov 03, 2012
power wise at around 2-2500 rpms to 9 second power from 4500-7000rpms. My 2012 regal gs made 290wtq from 2000rpms to 5000rpms, and 220whp uncorrected bone stock up here at 4600ft of altitude. Direct injection lets it cruise with power as low as 1k
Alex Arvanitis Nov 03, 2012
Properly setup, lag is non issue. I don't even have vvt-ti or direct injection and my cobra hits 15psi by 2500rpm, that's about 750wtq, by 3,000 rpms it's over 900wtq and stays there till 5500rpms. It's not lag at all. It goes from 12 second car
Max Bonds Nov 03, 2012
yeah. a decent twin and lag is minimal.
Barry Boo Wilson Nov 03, 2012
These spool fast so you won't see much lag.
Aaron Crisp Nov 03, 2012
Constant power is a nice thing.. but with the right set of turbos, lag is minimal.
Tim Puckett Nov 03, 2012
I don't know I'll still always prefer a supercharger I think they sound better and you get no turbo lag
Alex Arvanitis Nov 03, 2012
I'm hoping this ecoboost 5.0 makes its way into the gt500. -The motor is much lighter than the 5.8sc mill, all off the nose -IRS guaranteed -700hp from 5000 to 7000 rpms is easy with 10psi on this mill. -3550# weight could be a reality. Awesome.
Alex Arvanitis Nov 03, 2012
It's awesome to imagine the next gt500 being a $500 programmer away from 100whp gains. Turbos are vastly more efficient, look at the Germans. BMW and Mercedes are innovators, TT v8's are in their mid level stables. V12's are a luxury, but TTv8's=win
Alex Arvanitis Nov 03, 2012
Guys, turbos are much better than you guys say in a lot of was. I swapped twins and a 5.4 4v into my 03 cobra. -885whp on pump gas from 4800-6500rpms -26+ mpg freeway, 18~ city. -much less stress vs an sc -the sound is so badass; v8 plus wastegates
Max Bonds Nov 03, 2012
no need for twin turbo in a drag car, just extra unnecessary weight one big guy should be all that's needed and do away with the extra plumbing
Max Bonds Nov 03, 2012
anymore there is. big engines just sound better.
Brian Johnston Nov 03, 2012
Hence this is still a 5.0. So 302 isn't exactly a 4 banger.
Brian Johnston Nov 03, 2012
Blasphemy. There is NO "real" replacement for displacement.
Description: The turn-key dragster concept ditches its power-sapping supercharger for a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8. Ford is remaining mum on power figures, however the automaker has announced that the roughly ...
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Darian Vorlick Nov 03, 2012
8-sec car at 3000 lbs, I'd probably guesstimate it to be around 8-900 hp for a twin turbo V8 easily.
Carlos Eduardo Gaviria Nov 03, 2012
Tires = USA Tyres = europe
Tim Puckett Nov 03, 2012
No tyres are the wrong way *troll*
Nick Schnee Nov 03, 2012
Tyres is the European way to spell it.
Lee Gardner Nov 03, 2012
*tires
Nick Schnee Nov 03, 2012
Look at these tyres!
rowhan116 Nov 07, 2012
Yes he would.
Stephen Ishard Nov 03, 2012
Gorgeous
Paul Dickey Nov 03, 2012
Sexy.
Bill Estep Jr Nov 03, 2012
Carroll Shelby would be proud :)
rowhan116 Nov 07, 2012
Haven't I seen a car just like this one?
Alex Arvanitis Nov 04, 2012
Jason, look around for sct handheld tuners with preloaded tunes for your ecoboosts! +2 to 4 mpg, and much more importantly, +35 to 50 awhp
Jason Bartlett Nov 03, 2012
I own f150 ecoboost and 2013 explorer sport 3.5 ecoboost . And I've never been happier they both meet and exceed my wants and needs . They both put a smile on my face every time I smash the peddle !
Barry Boo Wilson Nov 03, 2012
Ya I thought I typed all that mmmm. Ya the set up is clean From what i have seen.
Amer Tawil Nov 03, 2012
They put the turbos all the way at the bottem corners so those vents get fresh air for the turbos which is sick cause you can see them spool up
Barry Boo Wilson Nov 03, 2012
Come on guys! You didn't even put up good picks showing the twins :) It is a nice looking set up.
Anthony Smith Nov 03, 2012
Where r the turbs r they further down the Exaughst
Gabriel Scott Nov 08, 2012
Love that they put in two sets