Today Ford officially reveiled its latest addition to the Mustang family, albeit in the form of a Prototype. Dubbed the ‘Mustang Cobra Jet 1,400’ it carries Ford’s long tradition of drag racing the Mustang.
The Mustang Cobra Jet 1,400 represents the first-ever factory-built completely electric drag-racing car Ford has produced, and it promises to be a very interesting foundation to build upon in the future.
In terms of specs, Ford claims the prototype vehicle can complete a quarter-mile drag race in around 8 seconds, which puts in the same league as Ford’s 2018 Cobra Jet equipped with a supercharged 5.2L engine. This is all thanks to its 1043 Kilowatt EV motor (1,400 HP) and 1,100 ft.-lbs of torque.
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According to Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Icons, “Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation. 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.”
While Ford remain tight-lipped on information regarding the Mustang Cobra Jet’s 1,400 range, batteries or tires, simply unveiling it could be a shot across the bow of Tesla and Porsche. The original 1968 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet is widely considered the most powerful muscle car of the era, and this could be Fords way of reclaiming that title from the likes of Telsa and Porsche, who currently have the most powerful EV’s in the market today.