Published on January 10th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mustang Cobra GT Electric Powered Supercar
Has this got more neck-snapping power than the Taycan Turbo?
This is not yet a production car ready for sale but we are sure all the electric vehicle (EV) fans are putting together their money to own one. Looking at the shattering performance figures in the press release below, we are quite sure that a street version of the Mustang will not be made and instead a milder version will arrive if any people push for ownership.
To make things really clear to petrol-heads reading this, here is a 1,400 horsepower Mustang that weighs in at about 5,000 pounds and can do the standstill to quarter mile accelerations in below 8 seconds. Also, by the time you reach the quatter mile mark, this Mustang’s speedometer might be reading a cool 167 mph.
Now, Ford Motor is not ‘playing’ around with this Mustang just to get staggering acceleration figures and have the media writing about it. The end game is to get very quick all electric Mustangs for showroom sales in the near future and have the EV supercar rivals like Porsche trying to catch up with their next generation Taycan. After etching its name in the Guinness World Records book for the longest drift, the Porsche Taycan has now set the fastest lap for an all-electric vehicle at the 4.09 km-long Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, which is located near Porsche Cars North America’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Press Release: 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.
That’s equivalent to the combined output of more than three 2021 Mustang GT V8 engines. Developed by Ford Performance in parallel to the recently unveiled Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype, both cars were built to demonstrate Ford’s technological capabilities and innovation skillset in EV technologies.
“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,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.
Ford Performance collaborated with Cascadia Motion to power the Cobra Jet 1400. With four PN-250-DZR inverters coupled to a pair of DS-250-115s, giving four motors total and spinning at up to 10,000 revolutions per minute. These motor-inverter packages run at 800 volts and up to 700 amps, with maximum output of 350kW per motor.
To manage such a potent propulsion package, AEM-EV and Ford Performance jointly developed an advanced data and control system that features a control algorithm unique to the Cobra Jet 1400. The sheer amount of power has also required a different approach with chassis tuning strategies, which MLe, Ford’s build and integration collaborator for the project, has delivered with input from Ford Performance’s longtime Cobra Jet build collaborators at Watson.
“It’s been a great but challenging project for all of us at Ford Performance,” said Rushbrook. “The opportunities to learn with the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, as well as the Mustang Mach-E 1400 we recently introduced, gives us great insight into what may be possible in high-performance all-electric vehicles for Ford going forward. We are very interested in continuing to work with NHRA to determine how electrification can be part of the sport and to show off the Cobra Jet 1400 at max power in due course as regulations develop.”
The U.S. Nationals provide the perfect venue to showcase the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 where the car will first run in public this weekend. Ford NHRA Funny Car Driver Bob Tasca III will pilot the prototype in showcase runs against two-time Funny Car champion and FOX broadcaster Tony Pedregon, who will drive one of Ford’s internal combustion engine Mustang Cobra Jets, proven winners in the NHRA sportsman ranks.
“Drag racing has always been where Detroit proves its most advanced powertrains,” said Brad Gerber, V.P. sales and chief development officer, NHRA. “The U.S. Nationals is the sport’s quintessential stage for reaching enthusiasts wanting a glimpse at the future technology of performance vehicles. Our fans are fascinated by horsepower in all forms, and the electrification of an iconic vehicle like the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 shows that innovation at Ford Motor Company never rests. We look forward to seeing the Cobra Jet 1400 and continuing discussions with Ford about the future of electrification in drag racing.”