(Because it seems, you may see the Mustang Cobra Jet Dragster in motion on the Exhausting Cell present on the MotorTrend app. Within the meantime, subscribers can watch extra episodes of the efficiency program right here. )
The Mustang Mach-E is a transparent indication that Ford needs to construct quick, highly effective electrical automobiles. Now the Blue Oval has ready an excellent stronger pony: a Cobra Jet EV dragster with greater than 1,500 hp.
Like Cobra jets operating on fossil fuels, the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype – so named as we assume for the initially assumed horsepower of 1,400 horses – appears to be like similar to a daily Mustang on steroids with optimized bodywork and grease means its quarter mile function. Good or dangerous, this newest mannequin would not sound like your common stang. In a teaser video printed by Ford, the electrical prototype appears to do its dragging duties in all of the smoky, hellishly quick methods we’re used to – besides it is creepily quiet.
Ford Efficiency was anticipating 1 / 4 mile within the low eight-second vary at greater than 170 mph, and when testing in entrance of US residents, it blew by way of that bogie. Ford claims the electrical dragster scorched the quarter mile in 8.27 seconds at 168 mph; it additionally delivered 1,502 horsepower, over and above the 1,400 anticipated. As you’d count on, that quarter mile feat will fully overtake the mightiest highway Mustang, the Shelby GT500, which we achieved in 11.three seconds at 131.6 mph with the Carbon Fiber Observe Pack. It should even be loads sooner than the 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet, the Sizzling rod pushed to 1 / 4 mile of 13.56 seconds. Torque within the new Monster EV is estimated to be greater than 1,100 lb-ft.
Ford will publicize the Cobra Jet 1400 at NHRA U.S. Introducing Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. With out going into element, the automaker mentioned attendees can see their abilities on the observe. Earlier than the debut, Ford continues to check and ideal the prototype. It has teamed up with varied suppliers, together with MLe Racecars, a automobile producer, integrator and tuner; Watson Engineering, specializing in chassis help and growth; AEM EV for software program and engine calibration; and Cascadia, an inverter and motor provider. You possibly can watch one other video that Ford launched in entrance of US residents:
(This put up was initially printed in April 2020 and has since been up to date to mirror new energy and quarter mile efficiency information, in addition to the Cobra Jet 1400’s debut location on the NHRA U.S. Nationals.)