Ford Introduces All-Electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Dragster Prototype

If you need something to get excited about this spring, check out the new Mustang Cobra Jet 1400. It’s Ford’s first fully electric dragster prototype.

The Cobra Jet 1400’s name pays tribute to the original Cobra Jet of the 1960s. With a top speed of over 170 mph, the new model is poised to dominate the eight-second quarter mile. Its electric powertrain is projected to churn out 1,400 horsepower and more than 1,100 lb-ft of torque, pushing the boundaries of what green-energy muscle cars can achieve.

Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Icons, expressed pride in the Cobra Jet 1400’s electric design and stunning capability. He sees the model as an incarnation of how Ford pushes the boundaries of new technology.

According to Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports, this model isn’t the only electric race car the brand intends to set loose on the world. “We saw the Cobra Jet 1400 project as an opportunity to start developing electric powertrains in a race car package.” He also says that he hopes that the Cobra Jet 1400 is “the first of many” that Ford Performance Motorsports will release in the years ahead.

Per the press release, Ford will officially debut the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 later this year at a drag racing event. Though we’ll have to wait a bit longer to learn more about this silent and speedy sports car, it promises to live up to the hype.

Distract yourself from anticipating the world debut of this new Mustang variant when you stop by Midwest Ford in Hutchinson, Kansas to test-drive your favorite Ford model.

Pony Power Goes Electric with Mustang Mach-E

When you think about the Ford Mustang, you probably imagine heart-pounding speed and performance in a sleek coupe or convertible design. Now, Mustang fans will have a new option to choose from in the form of the Mustang Mach-E. This is an all-electric SUV that sets the bar high for electric performance and capabilities.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous, and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle — and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”

The Mustang Mach-E will arrive late this year and will be available with either a standard or extended-range battery option. With the extended-range battery, the Mach-E is expected to have a total driving range of at least 300 miles. It will also have a targeted output near 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque.

For driver looking for even more power, there will be two special performance versions available. The GT model will be able to reach 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, while the GT Performance Edition will boast a 0-60 mph time in the mid-3-second range.

The Mustang Mach-E is available to reserve now on Ford’s website, and we can’t wait to welcome it later this year to our showroom here at Midwest Ford.

Dealers Prepare for Summertime Hit with Limited-Edition Mustang Bullitt

Everyone loves a summer blockbuster and this year, dealerships across the country are preparing for an exciting one — the limited-edition Mustang Bullitt. This 480-horsepower Mustang will pay homage to the classic 1968 film by the same name starring Steve McQueen.

limited-edition Mustang Bullitt

In “Bullitt,” McQueen drives a Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback. The 2019 special edition will be available in the same iconic green color and offers a classic cue ball shifter. It bundles together the GT Premium and Performance packages to deliver an impressive punch.

“The new Bullitt will be every bit as cool and charismatic as the original ’68 Mustang,” said Corey Holter, Ford car group marketing manager. “Since its introduction earlier this year, Ford dealers have been fielding calls from customers wanting to know when they can order this unique piece of automotive history.”

Along with the Dark Highland Green color, Shadow Black is also available. Other exterior highlights include chrome accents for the front black grille and windows and 19-inch aluminum wheels with red Brembo™ brakes.

Inside, details are kept to a minimum with green accent stitching on the leather-trimmed dashboard, seats, center console, and door panels. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt will go on sale this summer, but you can place your order online today.

For more information on the iconic Mustang Bullitt and the 2019 model, visit Midwest Ford.