The Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 Prototype, Targeting EV Speed Record!
Ford has reintroduced the Mustang Cobra Jet, which achieved a record-breaking quarter-mile run in Norwalk, Ohio in 2021. The car has undergone significant modifications and has been renamed the Super Cobra Jet 1800, reviving the "Super" title from its 1969 predecessor. Ford plans to compete with the Super Cobra Jet 1800 and aims to surpass the quarter-mile time achieved by the Cobra Jet 1400, as well as any other competitors.
According to Mark Rushbrook, the global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, they are constantly striving to excel in all areas of motorsports. They consider drag racing to be an important platform to test their products and technology. The company aims to break their previous record in the quarter-mile and highlight their progress in electric vehicle technology.
The Cobra Jet 1400 was originally named after its electric motors' intended output of 1,400 horsepower, which turned out to be inaccurate. However, Ford claims that the current model delivers the promised power of 1,800 horses thanks to a new transmission and a lighter battery pack designed by Ford Performance and MLe Racecars. The vehicle still uses the same inverters and motors, but they have been matched with new components to help distribute the power to the ground. According to Rushbrook, the weight reduction of several hundred pounds was achieved through changes made to the battery system.
Ford has announced that during an NHRA event later this season, the Super Cobra Jet 1800 will aim to set new records for the fastest two-wheel drive electric vehicle 0-60 and fastest electric vehicle 0-60, in addition to attempting to establish a new full-bodied electric vehicle record.