As promised, Ford’s latest drag showcase, the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, took on its closest competition at the NHRA US Nationals last weekend. The electric Cobra Jet took on a gas-powered Cobra Jet.

The two Mustangs took turns doing their burnouts and then ran against each other in a pair of exhibition race at the event on Labor Day weekend.


The Mustangs each took a win, but the electric car setting the fastest time of the day with an 8.68 ET in the first race. The gas-powered Cobra Jet wasn’t far behind, with an 8.79-second run in the second race.

The Cobra Jet 1400 is Ford’s all-electric showcase. Last measured making a little more than 1,500 hp at the wheels, the car is a quiet monster.

The V8 Cobra Jet, meanwhile, is Ford Performance’s turnkey drag car. Released in 2018, the car is powered by a 5.2-liter V8 with a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger on top. The power funnelled through a three-speed racing transmission and it comes from the factory with a parachute.

And if you saw the video and thought Bob Tasca III’s mask was pretty cool, here’s a link to where you can buy more Ford Performance masks.