Ford has pulled the covers off a fully-electric drag car with enough power to embarrass million-dollar hypercars.
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Ford Performance has unveiled an all-electric Mustang drag car, claiming a 0-400 metre (quarter mile) time of 8.27 seconds.

Named the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, the drag car uses four 350kW electric motors putting out a total 1100kW of power at the wheels.

To put the Ford's 8.27-second run into perspective, a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport does the 400m drag strip in a reported 9.7 seconds, while the 2018 Cobra Jet, powered by a supercharged 5.2-litre V8 (but with power figures officially not disclosed) took 8.5 seconds.

The electric Mustang drag car debuted over the weekend at a National Hot Rod Association event in the US against its internal combustion Mustang Cobra Jet predecessor.

Prior to the event, Brad Gerber, Vice President at NHRA, said: "Drag racing has always been where Detroit proves its most advanced powertrains".

"Our fans are fascinated by horsepower in all forms, and the electrification of an iconic vehicle like the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 shows that innovation at Ford Motor Company never rests," Mr Gerber said.

Ford isn't alone in exploring its EV high-horsepower options, with General Motors having previously shown its vision for an electric crate motor solution, using the eCOPO Camaro.

The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 electric drag car was built and developed in collaboration with companies Cascadia Motion, AEM-EV, MLe, and Watson.