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Ford's Cobra Jet EV Demonstrator Broke Another Speed Record

The record was achieved in part by slashing the battery system's weight.

02 Super Cobra Jet1800

Ford's Cobra Jet EV demonstrator broke the world record for the fastest quarter-mile pass with a full bodied-drag car with a time of 7.759 seconds at 180.14 miles per hour at the National Hot Rod Association Winter Nationals. 

It’s the second time the Cobra Jet EV Demonstrator has made history with NHRA, following its original record of 8.128 seconds at 171.97 miles per hour set back in 2021.

Achieving such a feat was the culmination of innovations from slashing the battery system's weight by over 40% to fine-tuning the suspension geometry.

The Super Cobra Jet 1800's journey from concept to record-breaker involved significant upgrades over the previous 1400-horsepower version. Among these were a custom control strategy and a lightweight battery system, born from the collaboration between Ford Performance and MLe Racecars. This machine runs on a powerhouse setup featuring four PN250DZR inverters and two double-stacked DS-250-115 motor pairings.

The rebuild extended to a "blank page" redesign of the battery system, achieving a 30 percent power increase.

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