06/06/2020

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

Ford after more harnesses its Mustang to pull the automaker’s cart of battery-electric systems, this...

Ford after more harnesses its Mustang to pull the automaker’s cart of battery-electric systems, this time with the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype. Which is right, Ford Overall performance produced a battery-electric dragster with help from suppliers MLe Racecars, Watson Engineering, AEMEV, and Cascadia. The whirring racer packs a battery of undisclosed capacity and a whole output of 1,400 horsepower and more than 1,a hundred pound-toes of torque from an undisclosed selection of motors. From the video clip, it also appears to be like the powertrain properties a two-velocity transmission. With all that electric muscle mass, the Cobra Jet 1400 is “projected to crush the quarter-mile in the low-8-2nd vary at more than 170 mph.”   

 

Additional than a examination of pushing Ford’s EV knowledge to the limit, Mark Rushbrook, global head of Ford Overall performance Motorsports, stated, “We observed the Cobra Jet 1400 project as an opportunity to commence producing electric powertrains in a race automobile deal that we now experienced a good deal of experience with, so we experienced general performance benchmarks we required to match and beat right now.”  The final Cobra Jet, from 2018, packed a Whipple-supercharged five.2-liter Coyote V8 and was suspected of producing close to 1,000 horsepower for a mid-8-2nd quarter-mile at 150 miles for each hour. When Hennessey place a 2016 Cobra Jet on the dyno, that automobile powered by a supercharged five.-liter Coyote V8, the excess fat rear rubber place 871 hp via the rollers, and that Cobra Jet was also rated an 8.five-2nd automobile. 

The real tease for what the Cobra Jet 1400 guarantees is the dragster “incorporating some of the most highly developed technology coming to Ford’s upcoming powertrains.” At some point this yr the coupe will prove alone “at drag racing function where lovers, media and opponents will get to satisfy the race automobile, as properly as see accurately what it’s able of on the asphalt.” Subscribers to MotorTrend On Demand from customers can e book an early preview by observing the show “Tricky Mobile” on April 26. 

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