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Purists will tell you the age of the muscle car is dead, but fans who celebrate speed without caveat are thrilled for performance EVs like the electric Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 Prototype and Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro EV drag cars. Check out Ford’s new silent stallion for the drag strip and its mission to smash records. 

How much power does the new Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 EV produce?

Ford’s new EV drag car will produce as much all-electric grunt as its name suggests: 1,800 horsepower. The power is courtesy of the same motors and inverters that made the previous Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1400 produce well over 400 horses. 

The all-electric Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 sits on a drag strip.
Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 | Ford

However, that’s not the only connection the new 1800 model has to its predecessor; Ford says the new 1800 EV will vie to break the 1400’s class quarter-mile record of 8.128 seconds at 171.97 mph. 

How fast is the Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800?

Ford hopes the new Super Cobra Jet’s 400 extra ponies will allow the new drag car to outrun its predecessor. If the 1800 is up to the task, it will be a blisteringly-fast drag car

A new Mustang drag car shows off its all-electric drivetrain.
The all-electric Mustang drag car’s engine compartment | Ford

The new Ford Mustang drag car takes the existing 1400 model’s underpinnings and adds some high-voltage magic. For instance, the new EV packs a new Liberty transmission, an all-new lightweight battery platform courtesy of a partnership between Ford Performance and MLe Racecars. Moreover, power hits the pavement through larger Mickey Thompson drag radial tires and a revised rear-end. 

Will the Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 smash dragstrip records?

The Blue Oval wants the Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 to dethrone the 1400’s records. However, according to Car and Driver, the 1800 is also set on breaking the two-wheeled electric vehicle and full-bodied EV 0 to 60 mph record.   

An electric Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 shows off its rear-end on a drag strip.
The new electric Mustang drag car waits on a strip | Ford

What other all-electric muscle cars are out there? 

In addition to Ford’s new all-electric neck-breaker, Chevrolet produced an all-electric eCOPO Camaro, an electrified drag car with the Camaro’s familiar styling. Like the electric Mustang dragsters, the eCOPO is a track-only application, meaning you won’t see one cruising home from the drag strip on public roads. 

Moreover, Dodge’s upcoming Charger Daytona SRT EV is the automaker’s new retro EV. Additionally, the automaker calls it the market’s first road-legal electric muscle car. 

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