Ford’s Mustang Cobra Jet is again and able to get together. After its blistering 8.128-second quarter-mile run in Norwalk, Ohio, in 2021, the Cobra Jet 1400 went beneath the knife, re-emerging because the Tremendous Cobra Jet 1800 — reviving the “Tremendous” moniker first supplied in 1969. Now Ford will marketing campaign it with hopes of beating not solely the Cobra Jet 1400’s full-bodied EV quarter-mile time, however any others that will stand in its approach.
“We’re at all times trying to push ourselves in each nook of the motorsport world,” stated Mark Rushbrook, international director, Ford Efficiency Motorsports. “Drag racing stays a key proving floor for our merchandise and expertise, and we’re excited to not solely attempt to greatest our personal report within the quarter-mile, however to additional showcase ongoing improvement we proceed to make throughout all the electrical automobile panorama.”
The unique Cobra Jet 1400 was named for its electrical motors’ goal output of 1,400 horsepower. That ended up being a bit off the mark, however Ford says this one makes as a lot energy as marketed: 1,800 horses. It runs the identical inverters and motors as earlier than, however they have been matched to a brand new transmission and redesigned, lighter-weight battery pack engineered by Ford Efficiency and MLe Racecars. Greater tires and a beefed-up rear finish assist put all of it to the bottom. The modifications to the battery system contributed to a weight discount of a whole lot of kilos, Rushbrook stated.
On prime of going for a brand new full-bodied electrical automobile report, the Tremendous Cobra Jet 1800 may also try to say information for quickest electrical automobile 0-60 mph and quickest two-wheel drive electrical automobile 0-60 throughout an NHRA occasion later this season, Ford says.