It is a tribute to a petrol driven racecar of the same name from 1960's.

10 seconds for a quarter mile is the limit set by Vin Diesel in the first part of of Fast and Furious. Well, the latest one-of-a-kind Ford racecar, built on a basis of Mustang wouldn't have much trouble. This distance is carried in all eight seconds and at an output speed of 273 kilometres per hour. No turbo blowers, no compressors, no gasoline, no oil, no ethanol, no nitric oxide.

Clearly, Ford has been heavily engaged in electrifying its vehicles over the last period, and with a rapidly increasing number of electric models and hybrids successfully catching up to competition. Of course, the best publicity, at least in the automotive sector, is connected with power, speed and capacity-even if there is electricity. This is also why Ford decided to build an electric racing car designed exclusively for drag racing

The beginning of a new story?

Mustang Cobra Jet-the 1400 is the name of the prototipnega-up, which produces a 1.400 bhp, respectively, with regard to the fact that we are talking about an electric car, 1.030 kilowatts of electrical power, while at the same time as 1.491 NM of torque. This is almost twice as much power as Shelby Mustang GT 500, so as they acknowledge, current technology has been pushed to the limit, and the car itself will be presented to the public after the tests have been completed.

"This project was a challenge for all of us at Ford Performance, but a challenge we loved jumping into,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “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."

April 23, 2020 Driving photo: Ford

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