Ford shocked fans when it unveiled a 1,400 horsepower electrical Mustang-derived dragster. Ultimately, it launched the mannequin on a drag strip to learn the way a lot time it takes to dash the quarter mile.
The dragster was collectively developed by the corporate’s Efficiency Division and Cascadia Movement and is known as the Cobra Jet 1400, a reputation that refers to its version. Although Ford might have to vary it as a result of its engineers realized that the battery-powered drivetrain truly delivers 1,502 horses, a quantity it equates to the Bugatti Chiron. It cracked the quarter mile in 8.27 seconds at 168 mph, a quantity that makes it just a few tenths of a second sooner than the final Cobra Jet launched in 2018. It was powered by a 5.2 liter V8 and its time was checked in at round 8.5 seconds.
Whenever you open the hood, you will see a sequence of orange high-voltage cables connecting the elements of the powertrain. The ability comes from 4 electrical motors that rotate at as much as 10,000 rpm. Nevertheless, particulars in regards to the battery pack stay secret. Ford claimed it was simply scratching the floor of what electrification can do.
Do not look forward to finding a 1,502-horsepower electrical Mustang basking beneath the lights at your nearest Ford dealership anytime quickly. The model, nevertheless, vowed to maintain tweaking the expertise on and off the drag strip, and the Cobra Jet shall be put via its paces for the primary time publicly with U.S. nationals from the Nationwide Scorching Rod Affiliation (NHRA) beginning September three compete in opposition to one of many Ford V8 dragsters.
“The alternatives to be taught with the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, in addition to the just lately launched Mustang Mach-E 1400, give us a good suggestion of what future Ford can do for high-performance electrical automobiles. We’re very eager to proceed with the NHRA work collectively to learn the way electrification may be a part of the game, “stated Mark Rushbrook, world director of Ford Efficiency Motorsports, in a press release.