Ford introduces Mustang Cobra Jet all-electric dragster

By CARSIFU | 24 April 2020

DEARBORN, Michigan: It won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but it’s projected to crush a 400-metre span in the low-8-second range at more than 273kph.

For the first time ever, Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion.

The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype delivers over 1,400hp and 1,491Nm of instant torque.

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“Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Icons, currently overseeing all of Ford's iconic nameplates such as the Mustang and Bronco. “Electric powertrains give us a completely new kind of performance.”

Following the debut of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV – the first-ever, all-electric Mustang, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype represents another opportunity to advance Mustang heritage and performance.

Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 also honors the original Cobra Jet that first dominated drag strips in the late 1960s and still is a major 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.

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