Ford when much more harnesses its Mustang to pull the automaker’s cart of battery-electric powered systems, this time with the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype. Which is correct, Ford Performance produced a battery-electric powered dragster with enable from suppliers MLe Racecars, Watson Engineering, AEMEV, and Cascadia. The whirring racer packs a battery of undisclosed capacity and a total output of 1,four hundred horsepower and much more than 1,100 pound-ft of torque from an undisclosed amount of motors. From the online video, it also seems to be like the powertrain houses a two-speed transmission. With all that electric powered muscle, the Cobra Jet 1400 is “projected to crush the quarter-mile in the small-8-second array at much more than a hundred and seventy mph.”
Extra than a take a look at of pushing Ford’s EV understanding to the restrict, Mark Rushbrook, world-wide head of Ford Performance Motorsports, stated, “We observed the Cobra Jet 1400 undertaking as an option to begin developing electric powered powertrains in a race vehicle package deal that we presently experienced a whole lot of working experience with, so we experienced functionality benchmarks we desired to match and beat correct now.” The previous Cobra Jet, from 2018, packed a Whipple-supercharged five.two-liter Coyote V8 and was suspected of generating near to 1,000 horsepower for a mid-8-second quarter-mile at 150 miles for every hour. When Hennessey place a 2016 Cobra Jet on the dyno, that vehicle powered by a supercharged five.-liter Coyote V8, the fat rear rubber place 871 hp as a result of the rollers, and that Cobra Jet was also rated an 8.five-second vehicle.
The serious tease for what the Cobra Jet 1400 guarantees is the dragster “incorporating some of the most state-of-the-art know-how coming to Ford’s foreseeable future powertrains.” At some point this 12 months the coupe will demonstrate alone “at drag racing function the place followers, media and rivals will get to satisfy the race vehicle, as well as see just what it is able of on the asphalt.” Subscribers to MotorTrend On Need can guide an early preview by watching the demonstrate “Tough Mobile” on April 26.