Together with 1,491 Nm of torque, the one-off factory built prototype is expected to clear 400 metres in the low eight second range, hitting 274 km/h while at it.
Following the debut of the Mustang Mach-E SUV, Ford has been eager to show off their innovations in electric powertrains leading up to this Mustang Cobra Jet 1400. It also presents an opportunity to Ford to extend the heritage of the Mustang.
“Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation and electric powertrains have given us a completely new kind of performance as seen in the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400,” said Ford Icons, Global Director, Dave Pericak who is currently overseeing all of Ford’s iconic nameplates such as the Mustang and Bronco.
The Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 also pays tribute to the original Cobra Jet that first dominated drag strips in the late 1960s and still is a major force in drag racing today.
Ford also said the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 will offer a platform for the company to develop electric-powered race cars for the future. As the Mustang Cobra Jet is still a prototype, Ford will continue developing it before unveiling it later this year.