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Electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Sets New Record At Norwalk

Ford Performance first unveiled the electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 last April, at which time it said that the drag racer would cover the quarter-mile in the low 8-second range thanks to its lofty output of 1,502 horsepower. Sure enough, the EV dragster laid down an 8.27-second pass at 168 miles per hour at its first public appearance last September at the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.

Now, with Bob Tasca III behind the wheel, the electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 has once again reset the EV drag racing record at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Tasca III, who is currently atop the NHRA Nitro Funny Car rankings alongside his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang, reset the EV record with a stellar 8.12-second pass at 171.97 miles-per-hour, improving upon his earlier exhibition pass of 8.26 seconds at 167 miles-per-hour.

To achieve those results, the electrified Mustang employs four PN-250-DZR inverters coupled to a pair of DS-250-115s, resulting in four total motors that spin up to 10,000 revolutions per minute. These motor-inverter packages run at 800 volts and up to 700 amps, with a maximum output of 350kW per motor. A custom data and control system jointly developed by AEM-EV and Ford Performance manages all of that output.

Getting 1,500+ horsepower to the ground effectively is another task altogether. For that, Ford teamed up with Watson Engineering, which helped it build the electric Cobra Jet 1400, and MLe Racecars, Ford’s build and integration collaborator for the project. The result is a technological powerhouse of a vehicle that’s capable of outrunning its stablemate – the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 – in a straight line, but that’s to be expected from a dedicated drag racer.

The idea behind both of these wild machines is to push the limits of what’s possible with EV power systems, and if these runs are any indication, the best is yet to come.

We’ll have more on the electric Cobra Jet 1400 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. R1

    That’s not very impressive considering the dollar amount invested into that car. ICE are still putting out faster numbers as race cars. Personally i would be impressed if it hit low 6s in 1/4 mile.

    1. Roy Chile’s

      It’s Very Impressive when you think of all the the money and Technology it took to get a ice engine to run the numbers they run today. More importantly on this run there was. a 2sec reaction time it’s all about how aggressive the driver is

    2. R1 is a troll

      R1 is just mad because his 2002 Honda Civic tops out at 99mph delivering pizza.

  2. Big steve

    Electric drag racing? Dead! Electric nascar?Dead! Electric formula one? Dead! I’ll approve of all this electric BS when I’m dead!

  3. Mustang Fan

    When can I get an electric mustang coupe?

  4. c

    I would hate to be Mopar rn. Spending tens of millions of dollars and 60+ years trying to perfect the dragster, only to get gapped by something that sounds less or a living room fan.

  5. c

    I would hate to be Dodge rn. Spending hundreds of millions of dollars and 60+ years trying to perfect the dragster, only to get gapped by something that sounds like a living room fan.


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