Ford lines up its two most powerful EVs.
Ford is getting serious about electrification. To show what's possible, the company is building high-powered one-offs like the Mustang Mach-E 1400 and Cobra Jet 1400. The company gets NASCAR racer Joey Logano and NHRA Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III to race them on the drag strip in this video.
Logano takes the Mustang Mach-E 1400. As a refresher, it has even electric motors (three in the front and four at the rear) making a total of 1,400 bhp (1,044 kilowatts). The big wing and other aero parts produce over 1,043 kilograms (2,300 pounds) of downforce at 160 miles per hour (258 kilometres per hour).
Gallery: Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400
It has a setup for lapping the track, including Brembo brakes with a hydraulic handbrake. The drivetrain is adjustable for balancing the power between the front and rear. Different control arms and steering setups also allow for turning things.
Meanwhile, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is specifically for covering the quarter-mile. It also makes 1,400 bhp and has 1,100 pound-feet (1,491 Newton-metres) of torque. All of the power goes to the rear wheels.
Gallery: Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400
Ford's official specs say the Cobra Jet 1400 can cover the quarter-mile with low-eight-second times at over 170 miles per hour (274 kilometres per hour). In the first race in this video, the electric Mustang drag racer covers the quarter-mile in 8.47 seconds at 167.95 mph (270.3 kph).
Logano jumps the start in the first race, so the guys run things a second time. The Mach-E 1400 takes the lead off the line, likely because of its all-wheel-drive layout. Once the Cobra Jet 1400 gains traction, it rockets ahead.
At the finish line of the second race, the Cobra Jet 1400 covers the quarter-mile in 10.71 seconds at 158.84 mph (255.6 kph), which is quite a bit slower than the first run. The Mach-E 1400 completes the distance in 10.78 seconds at 134.5 mph (216.5 kph).