Ford Performance has seemingly upped the ante for electric drag cars. Can we expect north of 1,800 hp?
Ford Performance has taken to Twitter to tease its latest all-electric take on a Ford Mustang drag racer, and it looks like a much more powerful beast than any EV the Blue Oval has released before. The short clip, embedded below, focuses on the hub of a wheel as it spins around. Just as the burnout ends, the car lurches forward, revealing its wheelie bars, parachute, some of the rear fascia, and most importantly, the badge.
Time your pause right, and you'll see that this EV appears to be a Mustang coupe with a promising inscription: Super Cobra Jet 1800.
The Cobra Jet name is not new to fans of the Dearborn-based brand, but it has only recently come to stand for electric performance. In July 2020, Ford unveiled the 1,400-horsepower Mustang Mach-E 1400 as a one-off showcase of how fun electricity can be, and later that year, the first all-electric Cobra Jet arrived.
That first Cobra Jet was officially titled with a '1400' suffix at the end, which represented its total output of more than 1,400 hp. That meant a quarter-mile time in the low 8s.
If our eyes do not deceive us, and that rear badge does indeed read '1800,' then we're in for a monster that will easily outpace a Rimac Nevera at the drag strip.
Both the Mustang Mach-E 1400 and the Cobra Jet 1400 were little more than prototypes designed to show what electric performance can do. We suspect that this new Super Cobra Jet 1800 will similarly be used as a promotional vehicle more than anything else.
Curiously, it appears that Ford has decided to base this new EV on the sixth-generation Mustang rather than the new S650, which has already spawned a drift-ready variant.
Presumably, Ford will reveal the reasoning behind this and more as we get closer to the reveal date.
Speaking of, if you don't want to miss the latest on this electric drag racer, be sure to tune in on 13 April, when the full unveiling will take place.
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