Ford Performance has recently presented to the public for the first time the new Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, a fully electric propulsion drag racer. It won’t make any noise at all and will not consume fuel, but still it is designed to end a drag race in less that 8 seconds while going faster than 270 km/h.
The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype was developed and built specifically to develop over 1,400 HP of power and more than 1,500 Nm of instantaneous torque to the ground. This prove of strength is the perfect occasion to show everyone how powerful and fun can an electric car be, even without producing noise.
“Ford has always used motorsport to reveal innovation,” said Dave Pericak, Global Director for Ford Icons. “The electric powertrains allow a completely new type of performance and the Cobra Jet 1400 is an example of how we can push this new technology to the limit. We can’t wait to show you what we can do in the same year in which Mustang Mach-E also joined the Mustang family. ”
After the debut of Mustang Mach-E, the first fully electric Mustang, the Cobra Jet 1400 prototype represents another opportunity for the evolution of the Mustang brand and its performance, while introducing some of the most advanced technologies coming for future Ford engines.
In addition, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 pays homage to the historic Cobra Jet which, at the end of the 1960s, dominated every kind of drag races and which is still one of the main icons in sports drag racing.
“This project represented a challenge for all of us in the Ford Performance Team, but it is also an experience that we have undertaken with great enthusiasm,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director of Ford Performance Motorsports.
“We saw the Cobra Jet 1400 project as an opportunity to start developing some new electric engines for our racing cars, a type of vehicle with which we already had a lot of experience. It was a fantastic project to work on and we hope it is the first of many others”.
In order to maximize the effectiveness and the efficiency of the project, Ford Performance has cooperated with several experienced and specialized suppliers:
- MLe Racecars – Vehicle builder, designer, developer and tuner
- Watson Engineering – Support and development of the chassis
- AEM EV – Software calibration and optimization
- Cascadia – Supplier of inverters and engines
Ford Performance is continuing to test the Cobra Jet 1400 to prepare it for its world debut, scheduled for the end of this year.