Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 31

Photos: Sneak Peak – BAMA Testing Ford’s Cobra Jet Intake!

Cobra Jet Intake Manifold for 2011 2012 2013 Mustang GT by Ford RacingWith Ford Racing’s upcoming release of the Cobra Jet intake, Mike and the Bama team got a chance to test out a new prototype on our 2013 GT. Here’s some photos of the install and testing, as well as a little of what you can expect when these new intakes hit the streets.

For those of you who caught the video we posted of the twin-turbo 2013 Cobra Jet Concept Mustang may have been wondering when the Cobra Jet intake for the 5.0 Coyote motors would be hitting shelves. Well, the wait is almost over!

The first thing that needs to be aired regarding this intake is that it absolutely does look sick under the hood of the new GT and there’s just little room to argue with that (keeping in mind the prototype will be slightly different than the production model). Upon first glance I did question how snug this thing was going to be but, as it turns out, the Cobra Jet intake manifold provided a little more room between the fire blanket and top of the intake than its counterpart, the BOSS 302 intake.

Mike and the Bama Performance team were still tuning when I left them but it was clear from the beginning – the Cobra Jet makes more top-end power than that of the BOSS 302 intake and only gives up a little more in terms of low-end torque compared to the Boss unit. That said, those with more complementary mods will minimize the loss in torque and be able to better utilize the increased RPM range of the Cobra Jet.

One other noteworthy observation that is made clear by the photos is how much larger the throttle body is on this intake over stock. Yes, you will have to change out the stock throttle body and have oval intake tubing that will clamp up, but what’s the point of a bigger intake manifold if you’re going to be pulling air through restrictive tubing, anyway?

BOSS 302 or Cobra Jet Intake?

Since pricing comes in higher for the Cobra Jet than the BOSS intake, those looking for maximum airflow and performance later in the power band( 7750 rpm is peak performance for the Cobra Jet) will want to consider the Cobra Jet intake over that of the Boss. More mild builds and those who do not plan on changing up the rest of their intake may want to stick with the Boss as their go-to manifold. Either way, it’s nice to see how quickly the Mustang aftermarket is pushing out performance products for the new 5.0 powerplant.

As for a release date, the Boss intake is available now but you’re going to have to wait a couple more weeks before the Cobra Jet intake hits the shelves.

Would you consider picking up a Cobra Jet intake for your 2011+ GT? Share your thoughts with us below!

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Dec 30

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe vs Ford Mustang Performance Package

A rear-wheel drive V6 sports coupe shootout at one of the fastest race tracks in North America? Yes, please!

Dec 26

Forza Horizon announces January Recaro Car Pack with LFA Nürburgring Edition

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Another month, another car pack for Forza Horizon. This time it's the Recaro Car Pack featuring a motley gang of cars and trucks: the 1983 GMC Vandura G-1500, 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R, 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR, 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition and 2012 Lotus Exige S.

It'll be up for download on Xbox Live on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 for 400 MS Points. As usual, if you have the Forza Horizon Season Pass you can get them all free, and Season Pass holders will also get a bonus car that's not pictured: the 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster.

The Pagani is everything opposite to that Vandura, but while you might not ever win anything with the van, you can always use the back of it as a place to give out free hugs. Check out the video and press release below for more details.

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