Ford at the time much more harnesses its Mustang to pull the automaker’s cart of battery-electric technologies, this time with the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype. Which is correct, Ford Effectiveness produced a battery-electric dragster with assist from suppliers MLe Racecars, Watson Engineering, AEMEV, and Cascadia. The whirring racer packs a battery of undisclosed potential and a whole output of 1,400 horsepower and much more than 1,100 pound-feet of torque from an undisclosed number of motors. From the online video, it also seems to be like the powertrain homes a two-speed transmission. With all that electric muscle, the Cobra Jet 1400 is “projected to crush the quarter-mile in the reduced-8-next array at much more than 170 mph.”
A lot more than a exam of pushing Ford’s EV expertise to the restrict, Mark Rushbrook, world head of Ford Effectiveness Motorsports, mentioned, “We noticed the Cobra Jet 1400 task as an option to start out establishing electric powertrains in a race car deal that we now experienced a whole lot of knowledge with, so we experienced general performance benchmarks we needed to match and conquer correct now.” The past Cobra Jet, from 2018, packed a Whipple-supercharged five.2-liter Coyote V8 and was suspected of creating close to 1,000 horsepower for a mid-8-next quarter-mile at 150 miles for each hour. When Hennessey set a 2016 Cobra Jet on the dyno, that car powered by a supercharged five.-liter Coyote V8, the extra fat rear rubber set 871 hp by way of the rollers, and that Cobra Jet was also rated an 8.five-next car.
The actual tease for what the Cobra Jet 1400 guarantees is the dragster “incorporating some of the most sophisticated technological innovation coming to Ford’s upcoming powertrains.” At some position this year the coupe will demonstrate alone “at drag racing event where by enthusiasts, media and competitors will get to meet up with the race car, as properly as see just what it’s capable of on the asphalt.” Subscribers to MotorTrend On Desire can e book an early preview by seeing the demonstrate “Hard Cell” on April 26.