Here it is. The future of the American muscle car.
Ford is gunning to become the name brand of choice when it comes to the new generation of American all-electric muscle cars — and with its one-off Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype, dubbed the "all-electric action hero," it might just have a shot to take first place.
The vigorous electric powertrain on wheels delivers a rubber-melting 1,400 horsepower and over 1,100 pound feet of torque, served up immediately with a single press of a pedal.
During a private test, Ford engineers were able to squeeze just over 1,500 horsepower out of the 800 volt powertrain, the company claims.
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The Cobra Jet features four motors that spin at up to 10,000 revolutions per minute. Its battery pack can put out 350 kW — per motor.
It's so much unbridled performance, the car can barely keep itself grounded. In a new video uploaded by Ford's Performance division, the vehicle pops a wheelie as it screams down the drag strip.
"Since revealing the car, we’ve continued to fine-tune it and now know we're just scratching the surface of what we may be able to achieve with this much electric horsepower in a drag racing setting," Mark Rushbrook, global director at Ford Performance Motorsports, said in a statement.
There's only a slim chance you'll be able to buy one any time soon, though. Ford has, however, announced the Mustang Lithium, a 900 horsepower all-electric muscle car. There's also the Mustang Mach-E.
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