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Preview: Ford Performance's 1,500hp Electric Cobra Jet

Author: Mark Gearhart | By: Wes Duenkel | 10/02/2020 < Back to Motor Life Home

We were fortunate enough to shoot the electric Cobra Jet on track at the 2020 Ford Festival. Check out a few sneak peaks of our future feature.


While the lack of noise emitted from a low 8-second vehicle on its way to a near 170 mph trap speed might an uncomfortable concept for enthusiasts to get used to, Ford Performance has made great strides when it comes to staying with the times. Weighing more then an F150 SuperCrew is a challenge that's hard to overcome when carrying a slew XALT Energy’s high-power, lithium-ion cells.


Ford Performance collaborated with Cascadia Motion to power the Cobra Jet 1400. With four PN-250-DZR inverters coupled to a pair of DS-250-115s, giving four motors total and spinning at up to 10,000 revolutions per minute. These motor-inverter packages run at 800 volts and up to 700 amps, with maximum output of 350kW per motor.


Ford Performance collaborated with Cascadia Motion to power the Cobra Jet 1400. With four PN-250-DZR inverters coupled to a pair of DS-250-115s, giving four motors total and spinning at up to 10,000 revolutions per minute. These motor-inverter packages run at 800 volts and up to 700 amps, with maximum output of 350kW per motor.



The all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype has blazed through a quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds at 168 miles per hour and reached 1,502 peak wheel horsepower in recent private development testing, though the team hopes to set a new record at Ford Festival since they aren't required to run at their NHRA specs.


Come back next month for our full feature on the all-electric Cobra Jet!

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