Ford's performance, the Ford Motor's high-performance arm has revealed yet another all-electric Mustang- Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, the most powerful Mustang ever. It produces a whopping 1400hp power and 1500Nm of peak torque, The Cobra Jet name is a way to pay homage to the original Cobra Jet dragster that ruled the motorsport world in the late 1960s.
Ford has projected it will crush the quarter-mile in the low 8-second range at more than 170mph, even beating the record of Ford's fastest gas-powered Cobra Jet. Even though it's one-off performance, the engineering beauty behind the wheels and phenomenon performance of the electric power train needs to be appreciated.
Mr. Dave Perick, the global director of the Ford Icons says “Ford has always used motorsports to demonstrate innovation. Electric power trains give us a completely new kind of performance all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 is on the example of pushing new technology to absolute limit. We're excited to showcase what's possible in an exciting year when we also have the all-electric Mach-E joining the Mustang family".
The All-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is all set to debut at the drag racing event later this year. Ahead of the world premiere, the Cobra Jet 1400 will undergo lots of testing to fine-tune the performance. Ford's performance worked in collaboration with leading technologists like MLeRacecars, Watson engineering, AEM EV, and Cascadia to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. The project serves as a testbed and demonstration of Ford's latest work with EV.
Last year, Ford Performance showcased two of its all-electric prototypes- Mustang Lithium 900 at SEMA Las Vegas and Mach-E as a competitor to Tesla and other mass-market EVs. Production of Mach-E is supposed to roll out this fall and delivery could be expected by late 2020 into early 2021.
About the 2020 Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, it is powered by four electric motors under the hood with 3-speed automatic transmission. Just like the 2018 Cobra Jet, it is based on. But, the 2020 version is quicker and faster than the latter. In terms of performance, it is quicker in quarter-mile than the latest hybrid Ferrari flagship, upcoming Lotus Ejiva electric hypercar, and the Tesla roadster 2.0.
If you've ever been to a drag strip, anyone would notice these two senses: the acrid tang of race fuel and loud scream of race engines. You don't have to go through that with 2020 Mustang Cobra Jet 1400. It won't use even a drop of fuel and will be almost entirely silent on its run.
According to The national electric drag racing association, the current record for the all-electric quarter-mile is 6.940 seconds at 207mph, which is so close to the Cobra Jet 1400. Overall quarter-mile record is still held by IC engine powered vehicles. EVs do have their unique edge over the gasoline counterparts. If you want to catch a sneak peek of the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 performance, do watch “Hard cell", a showcase of electric vehicles pushing boundaries on April 26.