New Ford Mustang Funny Car Body To Debut In 2019 | Performance Racing Industry
News
New Ford Mustang Funny Car Body To Debut In 2019
April 18, 2018
Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, made the announcement that Ford Performance will roll out a new Mustang Funny Car body for NHRA competition in 2019 as part of a week-long Mustang birthday celebration.
New Ford Mustang Funny Car Body To Debut In 2019

Ford Performance will roll out a new Mustang Funny Car body for NHRA competition in 2019.

Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, made the announcement Wednesday as part of a week-long Mustang birthday celebration.

Ford Performance engineers and designers are said to be utilizing many of the same technical tools and resources employed in the NASCAR and IMSA Ford GT programs to create a body that emphasizes aerodynamic efficiency.

This will mark the first new body for Mustang in Funny Car since 2009, reinforcing a commitment Ford made to the sport when it officially returned this season with driver Bob Tasca III.

Ford has won 238 overall events in Funny Car and 16 championships in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

The new Mustang Funny Car is in the early stages of development, and after approval by the NHRA, will be shown to the public late this year. It will make its competition debut at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., next February.

In related news, Ford also announced the return of the Mustang Cobra Jet to the drag strip as its “most powerful and quickest factory version yet.”

Plans call for the Mustang Cobra Jet to be capable of a quarter-mile pass in the mid-eight-second range, with top-end speeds of 150 mph.

Final 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet ordering and product specifications will be released this summer. The car is designed to be legal for NHRA drag racing, along with several National Mustang Racers Association and National Muscle Car Association classes.