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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    1,400HP/1,100TQ All-Electric Cobra Jet Prototype from Ford Performance

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    It won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but it’s projected to crush the quarter-mile in the low-8-second range at more than 170 mph. For the first time ever, Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion.

    The battery-powered Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is purpose-built and projected to deliver over 1,400 horsepower and over 1,100 ft.-lbs. of instant torque to demonstrate the capabilities of an electric powertrain in one of the most demanding race environments.

    “Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation,” said Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Icons. “Electric powertrains give us a completely new kind of performance and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 is one example of pushing new technology to the absolute limit. We’re excited to showcase what’s possible in an exciting year when we also have the all-electric Mustang Mach-E joining the Mustang family.”

    Following the debut of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV – the first-ever, all-electric Mustang, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype represents another opportunity to advance Mustang heritage and performance while simultaneously incorporating some of the most advanced technology coming to Ford’s future powertrains.

    Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 also honors the original Cobra Jet that first dominated drag strips in the late 1960s and still is a major force in sportsman drag racing today.

    "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."

    Ford Performance continues to test Cobra Jet 1400 ahead of its world debut later this year at a drag racing event where fans, media and competitors alike will get to meet the race car, as well as see exactly what it’s capable of up on the asphalt.

    Before that, catch a sneak peek starting this Sunday, April 26 by watching MotorTrend On Demand’s “Hard Cell”, a showcase of electric vehicles pushing innovation boundaries.

    To maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the project, Ford Performance has teamed up with several capable and specialized suppliers:

    • MLe Racecars – Vehicle builder, designer, integrator and tuner
    • Watson Engineering – Chassis support and development, roll cage builder
    • AEM EV – Software and motor calibration and controls
    • Cascadia – Inverter and Motor supplier

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    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    So is it inevitable that an electric rail dragster will outrun a top fuel? I hope not

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  3. PhoenixM3

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    Well, it had to happen sooner or later.....
     
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    Wonder how much it weighs? Just curious.
     
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  5. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Oh yeah, inevitable.

    I was watching some show (cannot remember what) and they were talking about this very thing. Said they could do it today if someone wanted to go for it.
     
  6. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Amazing out put. Unfortunately it will never have the sound you expect to hear. Im guessing currently it will never officially compete. Wonder what the actual cost is.
     
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  8. Gpcalero

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    Pretty neat.

    Electric vehicles are inevitably the future.
     
  9. AustinJ427

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    I bet it's not as heavy as we are expecting.

    I'm sure it only has enough battery for a couple passes before it needs a charge.

    Travis does this come with a ford performance generator?
     
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    GNBRETT Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Good Lord....... The future will be electric. And I don't mean the distant future, I mean like in the next 40-50 years.

    Once they figure out how to make the battery smaller, longer lasting and lighter u will see them in every car.

    In Europe they are already designing and building hi ways with electric inductive charging systems right under the hi way itself.

    Here is one that Israel will be completing sooner or later.

     
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  11. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Lol. So gay.
     
  12. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I'll miss the rumble of an engine...

    But if I could buy an EV track car today that would outperform my ACR, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    It'll come with that Onan one from the RS thread. Powered by an old 300 I-6 so it's reliable.
     
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    lmao....:p:D

     
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    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    It'll be here.

    Soon enough our "race cars" will be full-scale RC cars that heavily outperform the gas counterparts. Sadly enough...

    Still gay!

    lmao
     
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    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I don't disagree, but man. I'm REALLY looking forward to coming out of a slow corner and being at full power within a couple of feet, rather than waiting for my V10 to rev up a bit.
     
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  17. DSG2003Mach1

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    Ive also seen some things kicked around about the roads being able to charge the system like a solar panel.

    If all the race cars are electric you can have tracks pretty much anywhere, no more noise complaint issues. Id also have to imagine that for track oriented cars there would be some kind of quick swap battery pack option
     
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    electric powered racing cars are cool if ALL you care about is going fast.
    that's really only one tiny aspect of what it means to be a gear head.

    why do people still hotrod flathead v8's or 4 cylinders when tons of engines are obviously way better? these things miss the point. its just gonna be a new class of racing.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    There's something to be said about the smell and sound of a greasy old engine running a little too rich on old gas.
     
  20. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Well said.
     

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