Continuing our partnership with Ford Performance is the continued evolution of its electric-powered motorsports efforts with the Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800, an aggressive revision to the NHRA world record-holding Mustang Cobra Jet 1400. Including a new, lightweight battery system. 5 speed Liberty transmission and chassis rework performed by PMR race cars.
Ford Performance has taken the lead on EV drag racing. Securing an exclusive partnership with MLe Racecars in late 2019, the team has produced the most technically advanced EV drag racing vehicle in history. Many celebrity drivers have driven this car down the track including Tony Stewart and Bob Tasca III who set the current NHRA world record of 8.128 sec. @ 171.27 mph!
MLe had the opportunity to build the eCOPO Camaro for General Motors Performance. This was the first OEM backed EV drag race vehicle in the world. The eCOPO Camaro was debuted at SEMA 2018 and campaigned in the 2019 NHRA season.
Not well know is that MLe build the initial drive system for Steve Huff in his quest for 200mph. In fact Pat McCue drove the car for the first year of development. MLe was extremely excited when Steve was able to set the record as the first 200mph drag race vehicle.
Shock and Awe is our first foray into the world of EV drag racing. This project was produced by Pat's high school automotive technology students with the help of his "dream team" of adult mentors including Jeff Lane, which eventually lead to the formation of MLe Racecars. Shock and Awe still holds the world record for high school vehicles of 8.32 sec @ 166.29mph.