Ford has been building these cobra jet drag racing cars every year for
at least a couple years now. They will never be for the street, they make
just a few, they start at like $92K and most of them are sealed up in
But why not use that racing image and build a street version?
Obviously, the street version wouldn't be the same beast as the racer,
but some of that same racing spirit could be captured. (Think the new
C-a-m-a-r-o. The last time I checked Mustang was losing the sale
While I'm not asking Ford to offer every conceivable package for the
Mustang, I do support a steady stream of specialty models to help keep
buyers interested. (Options/packages helped fuel the original
Mustang's sales success.)
For a new Cobra Jet, I think interest/a market is there for a "drag
racing" version. Besides costs, the straight axle WAS kept to keep
some knuckle draggers happy. So why not offer a pumped up/stripped
down model for those who believe racing is done in 1320-foot
Last I heard the camaro was puttering out... but how is selling a
handful of rewards vehicles going to win a sales race? If it's just
showroom ooohs and ahhhs then the current drag race models are good
enough for that.
Ford needs to end 'instant collectable' marketing if it wants sales
numbers. You can be exclusive or you can sell a lot you can't be both.
So long as they have about $100K they can get one.
Which recent versions are you calling "rewards" models?
And of these, which ones are you saying/are you saying shouldn't have
Which drag race models? (The GT500 and Boss 302 were breed for road
IMO, Ford stopped "instant collectables" when they stopped building
the 93R, 95R and 2000R models. Since then everything has been as
purposeful as the early (60's/70s) GTs, CSs, Mach 1s, Bosses, Cobra
That's the problem.
Time for them to build a street version that somewhat resembles the
race car but is a bit faster than the standard GT for only a few more
Again, how is selling a version limited at one or less per dealer going
to win a sales race? BOSS 302, GT500, and many others over the last
several years have been dealer reward cars with prices jacked up
anywhere from 5 to 25 grand over sticker.
I already told you, the cobra jet version has been offered for at least
a couple years now. Most every one of them go straight from the
dealership to being shrinked wrapped in someone's collection.
Um no. Boss 302 and GT500 are allocation cars.
That's instant collectable marketing. I forgot and be in tight with a
Maybe they could put a giant king cobra decal on the hood?