It won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but it’s projected to crush the quarter-mile in the low-8-second range at more than 275km/h.
For the first time ever, Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion.
Power and more power
The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is purpose-built and projected to deliver over 1 045kW and 1 490Nm to demonstrate the capabilities of an electric powertrain in one of the most demanding race environments.
Following the debut of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV – the first-ever, all-electric Mustang, the prototype represents another opportunity to advance Mustang heritage and performance while simultaneously incorporating some of the most advanced technology coming to Ford’s future powertrains.
It also honours the original Cobra Jet that first dominated drag strips in the late 1960s and still is a major force in sportsman drag racing today.
Electric race cars
“This project was a challenge for all of us at Ford Performance, but a challenge we loved jumping into,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports.
“We saw the Cobra Jet 1400 project as an opportunity to start developing electric powertrains in a race car package that we already had a lot of experience with, so we had performance benchmarks we wanted to match and beat right now. This has been a fantastic project to work on, and we hope the first of many coming from our team at Ford Performance Motorsports,” Rushbrook added.
Ford Performance continues to test Cobra Jet 1400 ahead of its world debut later this year at a drag racing event where fans, media and competitors alike will get to meet the race car, as well as see exactly what it’s capable of up on the asphalt.