This is the Ford Performance Mustang Cobra jet 1400 prototype.  It is a all-battery powered drag car that is projected to deliver over 1,400 horsepower with more than 1,100 ft-lbs of torque.  It has been calculated that it should be able to cover the quarter of a mile distance in just 8 seconds at speeds around of 170 mph

“This project was a challenge for all of us at Ford Performance, but a challenge we loved jumping into. 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.”

Said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports.

“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 and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 is one example of pushing new technology to the absolute limit. We’re excited to showcase what’s possible in an exciting year when we also have the all-electric Mustang Mach-E joining the Mustang family.”

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