Ford Performance unveils new Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800, aimed at breaking EV world record
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Ford Performance unveils new Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800, aimed at breaking EV world record.

The Ford Performance Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800, with upgraded powertrain and suspension, aims to set electric vehicle world record.

In a continued effort to push the limits of electric-powered motorsports, Ford Performance has unveiled the Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800. This new vehicle is an aggressive revision to the NHRA world record-holding Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, with the goal of besting its standing world record for full-bodied electric vehicles in the quarter-mile, which currently stands at 8.128 seconds at 171.97 miles per hour.

The Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, which set the world record in Norwalk, Ohio in June 2021, was built as a collaborative effort between Ford Performance, MLe Racecars, AEM-EV, Cascadia Motion, and Watson Engineering. After the record-setting run, the team went back to the drawing board and focused their efforts on revisions and upgrades to the chassis, powertrain, and control systems in order to create the new Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800.

To match the level of work that went into the new vehicle, Ford Performance has brought back the famed Super Cobra Jet name, first offered on 1969 model year Mustangs as an improvement to the standard Cobra Jet package.

The Super Cobra Jet 1800 still employs four PN-250-DZR inverters paired with two double-stacked DS-250-115 motors, just like its predecessor. However, the vehicle now features a new transmission from Liberty, along with a revamped battery system that was specifically designed by Ford Performance and MLe Racecars to be lighter in weight. Power is transmitted to a rear end that has been revised by MLe Racecars, featuring better suspension geometry from PMR and larger Mickey Thompson drag radials for superior launch optimization.

On top of going for a new full-bodied electric vehicle record, the Super Cobra Jet 1800 will also attempt to claim records for fastest electric vehicle 0-60 mph and fastest two-wheel drive electric vehicle 0-60 during an NHRA event later this season.

We’re always looking to push ourselves in every corner of the motorsport world,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “Drag racing remains a key proving ground for our products and technology, and we’re excited to not only try to best our own record in the quarter-mile, but to further showcase ongoing development we continue to make across the entire electric vehicle landscape.”

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