Mustang Cobra Jet 1800 EV Sets Another World Record

March 28, 2024 | by magnews24.com

The Mustang Cobra Jet 1800 electric car broke the world record for the fastest quarter-mile pass with a full-bodied-drag car with a blistering time of 7.759 seconds at 180.14 miles per hour at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California. 

It’s the second time the Cobra Jet EV Demonstrator has made history with NHRA, following its original record of 8.128 seconds at 171.97 miles per hour set back in 2021.

“Achieving such a feat wasn’t just a matter of pushing a button. It was the culmination of tireless innovation, from slashing the battery system’s weight by over 40% to fine-tuning the suspension geometry to perfection. As Pat McCue puts it, the Super Cobra Jet 1800 stands as a testament to the untapped potential of EVs in motorsports,” said a Ford Performance release.

The Super Cobra Jet 1800’s journey from concept to record-breaker involved significant upgrades over the previous 1400-horsepower version. Among these were a custom control strategy and a cutting-edge lightweight battery system, born from the collaboration between Ford Performance and MLe Racecars. This beast of a machine runs on a powerhouse setup featuring four PN250DZR inverters and two double-stacked DS-250-115 motor pairings, all designed to be optimized for unprecedented launches and performance.

In addition, the dedication to innovation extended to a “blank page” redesign of the battery system, achieving a staggering 30% power increase, according to Ford Performance. 

View a video of the pass on X (formerly Twitter) here. For more information, visit performance.ford.com.

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