The Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 has broken its cover. It’s an improved version of the 1400-hp Mustang Cobra Jet that went official a few years back. The car’s 1800 horsepower isn’t the only remarkable thing here, since the EV is also aiming to break NHRA world records.
To reach its target, the Mustang Cobra Super Jet 1800 is ready to beat the 1400, which smashed the previous quarter-mile record in June 2021. It did that in 8.128 seconds at 171.97 mph.
Moreover, the 1800 is aiming to snatch new records for the fastest EV from zero to 60 mph, as well as the fastest two-wheel-drive EV from zero to 60 mph, at an NHRA event later this season.
The 1800 boasts an extra 400 horsepower compared to the Cobra Jet 1400. It achieves this output using the same inverters and motor pairings as its predecessor. However, these are now mated to a new Liberty transmission.
The battery system of the Super Cobra Jet 1800 has undergone a revamp, and the rear-end setup has received updates. On top of that, brand-new control and data-gathering systems have been incorporated into the beast.
Ford Performance and MLe Racecars have collaborated to make a battery system that is lighter than before. The EV is also equipped with a revised rear end from MLe Racecars, which the new battery system powers. The rear end features improved suspension geometry from PMR, and there are bigger Mickey Thompson drag radials that support the EV’s launch.