June 22, 2024

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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 time with the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype. Which is right, Ford Effectiveness designed a battery-electric dragster with support from suppliers MLe Racecars, Watson Engineering, AEMEV, and Cascadia. The whirring racer packs a battery of undisclosed capacity and a overall output of 1,400 horsepower and more than 1,one hundred pound-feet of torque from an undisclosed quantity of motors. From the movie, it also seems like the powertrain residences a two-velocity transmission. With all that electric muscle mass, the Cobra Jet 1400 is “projected to crush the quarter-mile in the minimal-eight-second variety at more than a hundred and seventy mph.”   


Far more than a take a look at of pushing Ford’s EV awareness to the limit, Mark Rushbrook, world wide head of Ford Effectiveness Motorsports, said, “We observed the Cobra Jet 1400 undertaking as an prospect to get started creating electric powertrains in a race car bundle that we currently experienced a whole lot of knowledge with, so we experienced general performance benchmarks we desired to match and defeat right now.”  The past Cobra Jet, from 2018, packed a Whipple-supercharged 5.two-liter Coyote V8 and was suspected of developing close to 1,000 horsepower for a mid-eight-second quarter-mile at a hundred and fifty miles for every hour. When Hennessey place a 2016 Cobra Jet on the dyno, that car powered by a supercharged 5.-liter Coyote V8, the extra fat rear rubber place 871 hp via the rollers, and that Cobra Jet was also rated an eight.5-second car. 

The authentic tease for what the Cobra Jet 1400 promises is the dragster “incorporating some of the most advanced technology coming to Ford’s potential powertrains.” At some level this yr the coupe will prove itself “at drag racing event where by supporters, media and competition will get to meet the race car, as very well as see particularly what it is capable of on the asphalt.” Subscribers to MotorTrend On Need can e book an early preview by observing the show “Tricky Mobile” on April 26. 

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