Despite continuing to usher in an increasingly electric lineup, Ford has been attempting to hold onto some of the key characteristics that have made the American brand resonate so strongly with customers over the years. And with a long and fruitful history of motorsport competition, the Michigan marque is now connecting its racing past to its proton-powered future with the unveiling of the fully-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Factory Electric Dragster Prototype.
Built by MLe Racecars as an homage to the original Cobra Jet from the late 1960s, this new drag-racing prototype was built to do one thing: go in a straight line from a standing start at a ridiculous speed. And the Cobra Jet 1400 Dragster does exactly that, firing off lightning-fast standing quarter miles in the low-eight-second range and achieving over 170mph in the process. Powered by a Cascadia motor and inverter backed by AEM EV software and calibration, and built around a custom Watson Engineering chassis, this battery-powered drag racer generates an enormous 1,400hp and 1,100ft-lbs of torque, placing it on par with some of the fastest cars in the world right now such as the 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport and 2014 Hennessey Venom GT.