Introducing the all-electric Mustang

 

It won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel. Yet, it is projected to crush the quarter-mile in the low-8-second range at more than 275 km/h. For the first time ever, Ford Performance introduces a once-off all electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion.

 

The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is purpose-built and projected to deliver over 1,400 horsepower and over 1,100 ft.-lbs (1,045kW and 1,490Nm) of instant torque. This demonstrates the capabilities of an electric powertrain in one of the most demanding race environments.

 

“Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation,” says Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Icons. “Electric powertrains give us a completely new kind of performance and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 is one example of pushing new technology to the absolute limit. We’re excited to showcase what’s possible in an exciting year when we also have the all-electric Mustang Mach-E joining the Mustang family.”

Following the debut of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV – the first-ever, all-electric Mustang, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype represents another opportunity to advance Mustang heritage and performance. This is while simultaneously incorporating some of the most advanced technology coming to Ford’s future powertrains.

 

The all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 also honours the original Cobra Jet. It was one of the first to dominate drag strips in the late 1960s and still is a major force in sportsman drag racing today.

 

“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 we already had a lot of experience with. So we had performance benchmarks we wanted to match and beat right now. This was a fantastic project to work on and we hope the first of many coming from our team at Ford Performance Motorsports.”

 

Ford Performance continues to test Cobra Jet 1400 ahead of its world debut later this year. This will be at a drag racing event where fans, media and competitors alike will get to meet the race car. They will also see exactly what it’s capable of up on the asphalt.

 

 

 

To maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the project, Ford Performance is teaming up with several capable and specializsed suppliers:

  • MLe Racecars – Vehicle builder, designer, integrator and tuner
  • Watson Engineering – Chassis support and development, roll cage builder
  • AEMEV – Software and motor calibration and controls
  • Cascadia Inverter and Motor supplier

 

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