Ford is no stranger to high-performance vehicles, as evidenced by its legendary Mustang lineup and world-famous racing team. Now, its engineers are at it again, but this time with an EV. Recently revealed, the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is a fully electric dragster that’s guaranteed to impress.
If you’re worried that the lack of an internal combustion engine will hurt the Cobra Jet 1400’s performance specs, guess again. The prototype was built to generate a staggering 1,400 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque. When all is said and done, it’s expected to cover a quarter of a mile in just eight seconds.
In regards to the project, Dave Pericak, Global Director of Ford Icons, said, “Ford has always used motorsport to demonstrate innovation. Electric powertrains give us a completely new kind of performance and the all-electric Cobra Jet 1400 is one example of pushing new technology to the absolute limit. We’re excited to showcase what’s possible in an exciting year when we also have the all-electric Mustang Mach-E joining the Mustang family.”
Ford Performance will officially launch the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 at a drag race later this year.
While you won’t be able to tear up the asphalt in the Cobra Jet 1400 for yourself, you can still experience Ford’s electric prowess at Kevin’s Royal Auto when the 2021 Mustang Mach E launches later this year.
Is your vehicle safely equipped for a breakdown or other roadside emergency? With the change in seasons, now is the perfect time to assess your readiness and stock the items you’ll need to handle summer misfortunes behind the wheel.
Make sure you keep your vehicle stocked with plenty of water — especially during the warmer months. That way, you and your passengers won’t run the risk of dehydration if you get stranded on a hot day. Prepare for a summer car emergency by stashing some bottled water in the trunk or buying emergency water pouches for the glove compartment.
Protection from the sun
Take steps now to limit your exposure to the sun if you get stuck on the side of the road. If you have to stay inside the vehicle, sun shades for the windows and windshield are essential. You may also want to consider purchasing a pop-up sun shelter for outside the vehicle. If there’s a first-aid kit in your car (and there should be), make sure it’s stocked with sunscreen.
Other essential emergency tools
Keeping the right tools on hand will make your summer emergency much less stressful. For flats or blowouts, make sure you have a car jack, lug wrench, and inflated spare tire. A portable charger can keep a dead battery from ruining your day. You should also have warning devices like flares or safety triangles so other drivers can more easily see your stranded vehicle.
Even if you’re prepared for a summer car emergency, keeping up with regular maintenance can help you avoid one altogether. If your vehicle is due for service, contact our service department here at Kevin’s Royal Auto in Owego, New York.