The First 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet NHRA Prototype

convertible 2008 mustang NHRA race car

When Ford decided to get involved in NHRA drag racing back in 2007 they contacted Jim Ronzello who is their former employee and ex-race car driver. The purpose of the meeting was that Ford wanted him to build a not street legal factory drag strip car and this is where the story of this beast began. The first 2 cars were a hard top and a convertible, so Jim’s 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet prototype is the very first drop top race car.

first ford mustang nhra race car prototype

My friend Lou Costabile met him at the Carlisle Events and filmed an interview where Jim shares very interesting facts about Ford’s NHRA Mustang Cobra Jet cars and show some documentation from back in the day. Check it out and please don’t be selfish – Share with friends!

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