V-8 Mustang Cobra vs Electric Cobra

ford-mustang-cobra-jet-1400-prototype_100760001For nearly a century, electric cars languished in obscurity only created by the backyard enthusiast or for very special, limited applications.

More recent attempts by General Motors and Honda were not successful.

But improved battery performance and management started to show promise and Tesla made electric cars sexy with incredible acceleration.

The next stage of their growing acceptance has been in motor racing and now Ford has shown an electric Mustang on the drag strip.

They have held a match race between their hotted up 5.2 litre supercharged V8 petrol Mustang and a hotted up electric model at the NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis.

The petrol car won by a whisker but not before the electric car showed its potential by lifting the front wheels off the ground when it started its run.

The electric Mustang is rated at 1,044 and finished just three 100th of a second behind.

Im David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto