This Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 “won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but it’s projected to crush the quarter-mile (~400 metres) in the low-8-second range at more than 170 mph (274 km/h),” according to Ford.
It’s a one-off prototype that is estimated to deliver over 1,400 hp and over 1,100 lb-ft (1,490+ Nm) of instant torque. Ford Performance will continue to test the Cobra Jet 1400 until its world debut later this year at a drag racing event where fans, media and competitors alike will get to meet the race car and see its capabilities.
This, of course, is the second Mustang that is fully electrified following the Mustang Mach-E. “The Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 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,” Ford said.
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. – Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports
Ford Performance has teamed up several partners for the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400: MLe Racecars (vehicle builder, designer, integrator and tuner), Watson Engineering (chassis support and development, roll cage builder), AEM EV (software and motor calibration and controls), and Cascadia Motion (Inverter and Motor supplier)