Ford Efficiency has simply proven an electrical prototype of the Mustang Tremendous Cobra Jet 1800. It was created with the objective of beating the NHRA world file for the quickest quarter-mile electrical automobile.
Ford already holds the world file for the quickest electrical automobile in a quarter-mile run. In 2020, the Mustang Cobra 1400 was taken to a dragstrip and recorded a time of 8.128 seconds at 171.97 mph. Regardless of the 1400 in its identify, the Mustang in query had 1,502 horsepower; Ford determined that it wasn’t quick sufficient. The successor- Ford Mustang Tremendous Cobra Jet 1800 –comes with a completely redesigned 1,800 horsepower dragstrip setup.
In line with the automaker, the 2 electrical motors (when utilized in tandem) produce a minimum of 1,800 horsepower. The inverters and motors are the identical as within the prior automobile, however the transmission is totally new. The battery pack can be new and considerably lighter. To take care of the better energy, the rear suspension has been upgraded, and the modifications are accomplished by a set of bigger rear tires for extra traction.
Ford Efficiency international director Mark Rushbrook acknowledged that the battery modifications alone saved a whole lot of kilos in weight. Much less weight means extra pace, bigger tires imply extra traction, and a brand new transmission means fewer energy losses – all of those upgrades, together with elevated energy, are supposed to interrupt data.
Throughout an NHRA occasion later this season, Ford will try to set a file for the quickest accelerating electrical automobile (0 to 60 mph) in addition to the quickest two-wheel drive electrical automobile.