Ford’s Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 Is An Electric Drag Star
While specs can be interesting, it’s more important to see what happens on the track. Ford recognizes this, and is setting its sights as high as possible with the Super Cobra Jet 1800 prototype. The company doesn’t want impressive performance from the vehicle, it wants to show everyone that this prototype is the best in electric performance. To achieve this goal, the Michigan-based manufacturer has set its sights on a few world records, and enlisted some expert help to achieve just that.
MLe Racecar’s Pat McCue is scheduled to take a seat in the Super Cobra Jet 1800 later this season. McCue is MLe Racecar’s cofounder, the program’s official test driver, and has been vital to the development of the Super Cobra Jet 1800.
The main NHRA world record that the Super Cobra Jet 1800 is targeting actually belongs to its predecessor, the Super Cobra Jet 1400. That vehicle set a quarter-mile time of 8.128 seconds back in June 2021, while it was in the capable hands of Bob Tasca III. Ford is hoping the vehicle will set a couple of 0-60 mph records, too: one for the overall fastest 0-60 time from an electric vehicle, and another more specific record for fastest two-wheel drive electric vehicle 0-60.