Ford Performance has revealed a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion.
The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is purpose-built and projected to deliver over 1,400hp (1044kW) and over 1,100 ft.-lbs. (1491Nm) of instant torque to demonstrate the capabilities of an electric powertrain in one of the most demanding race environments.
The car is projected to complete the quarter-mile in the low 8-second range at more than 170 mph (274km/h).
“This project was a challenge for all of us at Ford Performance, but a challenge we loved jumping into,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “We saw the Cobra Jet 1400 project as an opportunity to start developing electric powertrains in a race car package that we already had a lot of experience with, so we had performance benchmarks we wanted to match and beat right now. This has been a fantastic project to work on, and we hope the first of many coming from our team at Ford Performance Motorsports.”
Ford Performance continues to test Cobra Jet 1400 ahead of its world debut later this year at a drag racing event.