June 1, 2023

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Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is a 1,400-hp electric drag racer

Ford at the time a lot more harnesses its Mustang to pull the automaker’s cart of battery-electric powered systems, this time with the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype. That is ideal, Ford Performance designed a battery-electric powered dragster with aid from suppliers MLe Racecars, Watson Engineering, AEMEV, and Cascadia. The whirring racer packs a battery of undisclosed capability and a whole output of 1,400 horsepower and a lot more than 1,one hundred pound-toes of torque from an undisclosed variety of motors. From the movie, it also seems like the powertrain homes a two-speed transmission. With all that electric powered muscle, the Cobra Jet 1400 is “projected to crush the quarter-mile in the minimal-eight-next assortment at a lot more than 170 mph.”   


More than a exam of pushing Ford’s EV expertise to the limit, Mark Rushbrook, world head of Ford Performance Motorsports, mentioned, “We noticed the Cobra Jet 1400 project as an opportunity to start off producing electric powered powertrains in a race auto package that we by now had a whole lot of encounter with, so we had effectiveness benchmarks we preferred to match and beat ideal now.”  The previous Cobra Jet, from 2018, packed a Whipple-supercharged 5.2-liter Coyote V8 and was suspected of making close to 1,000 horsepower for a mid-eight-next quarter-mile at a hundred and fifty miles per hour. When Hennessey put a 2016 Cobra Jet on the dyno, that auto driven by a supercharged 5.-liter Coyote V8, the fats rear rubber put 871 hp by way of the rollers, and that Cobra Jet was also rated an eight.5-next auto. 

The true tease for what the Cobra Jet 1400 claims is the dragster “incorporating some of the most innovative technologies coming to Ford’s upcoming powertrains.” At some point this yr the coupe will establish by itself “at drag racing occasion in which enthusiasts, media and competitors will get to fulfill the race auto, as well as see particularly what it is capable of on the asphalt.” Subscribers to MotorTrend On Demand can ebook an early preview by watching the show “Difficult Mobile” on April 26. 

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