Electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 hits harder than expected

Remember the battery-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 unveiled in April? Well, it’s hit the dragstrip and the numbers being generated are even better than expected.

Ford built the one-off prototype to explore the potential for electric powertrains in the world of drag racing. It develops a peak 1,502 horsepower—at the wheels—and this is enough to see it rocket down the quarter-mile in 8.27 seconds at 168 mph.

The numbers are comparable to what some of the best internal-combustion-powered Cobra Jets achieve, yet the world of electric performance is still in its infancy.