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

Ford at the time more harnesses its Mustang to pull the automaker’s cart of battery-electrical...

Ford at the time more harnesses its Mustang to pull the automaker’s cart of battery-electrical systems, this time with the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype. Which is ideal, Ford Efficiency made a battery-electrical dragster with assist from suppliers MLe Racecars, Watson Engineering, AEMEV, and Cascadia. The whirring racer packs a battery of undisclosed capability and a full output of 1,four hundred horsepower and more than 1,a hundred pound-toes of torque from an undisclosed range of motors. From the video clip, it also appears to be like the powertrain homes a two-speed transmission. With all that electrical muscle, the Cobra Jet 1400 is “projected to crush the quarter-mile in the lower-8-second vary at more than 170 mph.”   


More than a test of pushing Ford’s EV information to the restrict, Mark Rushbrook, global head of Ford Efficiency Motorsports, said, “We saw the Cobra Jet 1400 challenge as an chance to begin producing electrical powertrains in a race motor vehicle offer that we now experienced a lot of working experience with, so we experienced functionality benchmarks we wanted to match and defeat ideal now.”  The last Cobra Jet, from 2018, packed a Whipple-supercharged 5.2-liter Coyote V8 and was suspected of producing near to 1,000 horsepower for a mid-8-second quarter-mile at 150 miles for each hour. When Hennessey set a 2016 Cobra Jet on the dyno, that motor vehicle powered by a supercharged 5.-liter Coyote V8, the fats rear rubber set 871 hp by the rollers, and that Cobra Jet was also rated an 8.5-second motor vehicle. 

The actual tease for what the Cobra Jet 1400 promises is the dragster “incorporating some of the most sophisticated know-how coming to Ford’s upcoming powertrains.” At some position this yr the coupe will establish alone “at drag racing event the place admirers, media and opponents will get to meet the race motor vehicle, as perfectly as see precisely what it’s capable of on the asphalt.” Subscribers to MotorTrend On Need can reserve an early preview by seeing the display “Tough Cell” on April 26. 

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