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Ford's electric Mustang dragster covers a quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds

The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 will make its first public runs this weekend at the US Nationals.
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
September 3, 2020
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Engineered to shatter towering performance goals without using a drop of fuel, the all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype has blazed through a quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds at 168 miles per hour and reached 1,502 peak wheel horsepower in recent private development testing.
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Just the other day we saw Lucid Motors put its EV on the drag strip, and now Ford has released video of its purpose-built electric Mustang. It claims that the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype raced down the quarter-mile in just 8.27 seconds at 168 miles per hour. The company plans to run the car in public this weekend at the U.S. Nationals, going head to head in a demo against a gas-powered Mustang Cobra Jet.

According to Ford Performance Motorsports global director Mark Rushbrook, “Since revealing the car, we’ve continued to fine-tune it and now know we're just scratching the surface of what we may be able to achieve with this much electric horsepower in a drag racing setting.” In a statement, the team claimed this Mustang hit a peak 1,502HP at the wheels during private testing.

That’s all well and good of course, but once they get a few runs under their built, it’s time to create a proper spec so cars like this and the eCOPO Camaro can put on some real races.

Gallery: Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 | 8 Photos

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