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Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 Debuts As New EV Dragster

FoMoCo has churned out a handful of special vehicles it calls “EV demonstrator” models in recent years, all-electric machines that serve as showcases for the latest performance technology. That list includes the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400, Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, Ford Supervan, and a yet-to-be-revealed Ford F-150 Lightning model. Earlier this week, the automaker teased what we assumed was the new Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 – a more powerful follow-up to the 1400 – and now, that lighting-quick EV dragster has officially been revealed.

Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 - Exterior 002 - Side

Back in June 2021, the Cobra Jet 1400 set a new NHRA record for the quickest full-bodied EV with a quarter-mile pass of 8.128 seconds at 171.97 miles per hour, all with the legendary Bob Tasca III behind the wheel. However, unsatisfied, FoMoCo went back to the drawing board to come up with something even quicker, and the result is what’s now known as the Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800, which builds upon what its predecessor started.

Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 - Engine Bay 001

The Super Cobra Jet 1800 uses the same four PN-250-DZR inverters coupled to two double-stacked DS-250-115 motors, though it’s been treated to a new Liberty transmission, a lighter battery system developed by Ford Performance and MLe Racecars, an updated rear end, improved suspension geometry, and bigger Mickey Thompson drag radials. The whole thing is controlled by Ford Performance proprietary control software running on AEM-EV hardware, with a new data acquisition system, dash and power distribution system all designed in-house.

Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

The result is 1,800 horsepower – more than the 1,500+ laid down by its predecessor – and it has a few hundred pounds less weight to move around, according to Ford. These improvements should theoretically make the Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 quicker than the EV dragster that came before it, but we’ll have to wait until later this year to see if that’s the case, when MLe Racecar’s Pat McCue hops behind the wheel for a record-breaking attempt.

We’ll have more on the Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and continuous 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. Mark B

    I’d be curious to learn how long a recovery cycle there is after a run? usually, with this type of high output, there is quite a long, (whatever long is), battery recovery time.

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  2. Tim weyand

    Yes Duty Cycle. Hopefully A Faster Safer Recovery Time. Will be very interesting. Too see yes this Technology. Will do . Electric Autos catching on. . Ford has a good Jump. Like Chevy Dodge . Wait and see .Also keep.up.. With New Better Technology Tolerances and Materials.

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