Check out Ford's insane 1,400 horsepower electric Mustang dragster prototype

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With 1,400 hp and 1,100 lb-ft of torque, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 dragster has been made to "crush the quarter-mile in just 8 seconds" at 170 mph. Ford plans to publicly present and race the one-off prototype at a drag-race event sometime later this year, even though chances of that seem slim considering the ongoing pandemic situation.

The company has partnered with various suppliers for the vehicle's design, chassis, software, and motor technologies, but hasn't specified info like battery capacity, range, or powertrain layout. It's also possible that the dragster uses (or derives from) technology featured earlier in Ford's one-off Lithium Mustang.

"Electric powertrains give us a completely new kind of performance, and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is one example of pushing new technology to the absolute limit," said Ford Icon Global Director Dave Pericak.

With this performance-focused electric Mustang, Ford might be able to please enthusiasts who were previously disappointed by the company's use of the brand name for its first all-electric Mach-E SUV, even if this is yet another one-off prototype.

The Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is currently undergoing testing at Ford, and it'll be exciting to see when the first public unveiling happens, followed by a warm-up of those chunky tires and an 8-second whizz through the quarter-mile.

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candle_86

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Meh, no rumble if a throaty v8, it's just as big a joke as the Mustang II. Muscle and Pony cars are not just about speed, it's about the experience, the noise, the smell, the feeling of controlling a monster. An electric motor can't provide that.
 

SRB

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I can see the new race schedule now.....Everybody make a run on round 1, and the winners of that round will come back the next day with the crowd to watch round 2 after they charge overnight
 

lazer

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When I was a kid I enjoyed going to the drag strip to watch the races. At that time there was a person who built a dragster with an airplane engine. I think it was called the Green Monster? Anyone remember that?
 

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When I was a kid I enjoyed going to the drag strip to watch the races. At that time there was a person who built a dragster with an airplane engine. I think it was called the Green Monster? Anyone remember that?
I vaguely remember. If I recall correctly, it was a jet engine "car."
 

candle_86

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I can see the new race schedule now.....Everybody make a run on round 1, and the winners of that round will come back the next day with the crowd to watch round 2 after they charge overnight
While the smell of gas and exhaust is gone. Makes going to a drag strip seem not worth it if that's the future
 

Underdog

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Aw well. At least we have an article for proper car enthusiasts. Different from the usual articles about trackers, infosystems, and other boring crap installed into modern cars.
 

wiyosaya

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Meh, no rumble if a throaty v8, it's just as big a joke as the Mustang II. Muscle and Pony cars are not just about speed, it's about the experience, the noise, the smell, the feeling of controlling a monster. An electric motor can't provide that.
The sounds from today's throaty cars are a fallacy anyway. It's all about surveys of customers to make the cars sound "manly" and then adding the tuned resonators to achieve that sound.

Expect that ford will clothespin playing cards to the wheels for electric cars just for the pleasure of your ears. :laughing:
 
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candle_86

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The sounds from today's throaty cars are a fallacy anyway. It's all about surveys of customers to make the cars sound "manly" and then adding the tuned resonators to achieve that sound.

Expect that ford will clothespin playing cards to the wheels for electric cars just for the pleasure of your ears. :laughing:
This why I have a 77 F100 with a 351 Windsor, because that's how automobiles should sound. I hate my kia I use as a daily because when I rev it up, it sounds like a putting kitten, my truck however sounds like a caged beast.
 

wiyosaya

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This why I have a 77 F100 with a 351 Windsor, because that's how automobiles should sound. I hate my kia I use as a daily because when I rev it up, it sounds like a putting kitten, my truck however sounds like a caged beast.
Personally, I prefer the quiet of my 06 Prius, and when EVs come to the point where they have enough range, I will prefer their silence over growling, noisy ICE engines.

A friend of my had an EVO (I am not sure what generation) that I once rode in. I preferred its jet-like sound because of its sublimity which, to me, expressed its high-tech design.

Its a hominid trait that loud noises give the impression of superiority. :laughing:
 

candle_86

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Personally, I prefer the quiet of my 06 Prius, and when EVs come to the point where they have enough range, I will prefer their silence over growling, noisy ICE engines.

A friend of my had an EVO (I am not sure what generation) that I once rode in. I preferred its jet-like sound because of its sublimity which, to me, expressed its high-tech design.

Its a hominid trait that loud noises give the impression of superiority. :laughing:
No replacement for displacement, a 4 or 6 could have a turbo but so can the 7.3l v8. And electric just isn't worthwhile.

These modern cars are overcomplicated, to many sensors, a major problem you just toss the car in a junk yard, in my 77 I get a major problem odds are I can fix it for under 500