For the first time ever, Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion. It has a projected quarter-mile ET in the low-8-second range at +170 mph. The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is purpose-built, of course, with ~1,400 horsepower and more than 1100 lb.-ft. of torque.
“Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation,” said 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…we also have the all-electric Mustang Mach-E joining the Mustang family.” COVID-19 might push b ack the debut though.
Following the debut of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV – the first-ever, all-electric Mustang, the Cobra Jet 1400 prototype represents another opportunity to market the Mustang heritage and performance, while simultaneously incorporating some of the advanced technology coming to Ford’s future powertrains.
Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 also honors the original Cobra Jet that first dominated drag strips in the late 1960s and still is a force in sportsman drag racing today.
Ford Performance continues to test Cobra Jet 1400 ahead of its world debut later this year at a drag racing event where fans, media and competitors alike will get to meet the race car, as well as see exactly what it’s capable of up on the asphalt.
Ford Performance teamed with several specialized suppliers:
- 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
- Cascadia – Inverter and Motor supplier