Video: Tasca resets Cobra Jet world record with 7.848 sec 1/4 mile run
Carl Tasca Sr. has had the record for the fastest Ford Mustang Cobra Jet in the world for about a year now, initially setting the benchmark with a run of 8.06 seconds at 170 mph in October of last year at his home track, New England Dragway in Epping, NH. He improved on that time earlier this year, though, being the first to break the 8 second barrier with a time of 7.96 seconds at 174 mph during a test session at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida.
It looks like Tasca isn’t quite done setting fast times, though, and earlier this month once again broken his own record for the world’s fastest Mustang Cobra Jet. During testing at New England Dragway he ran an incredible time of 7.848 seconds at 174.4 mph. Think it was just a fluke? Not so, as Tasca put down several similar runs all within a tenth of a second.
As proof of the time Tasca has uploaded a video of the run, and while it’s a little shaky, the footage still provides a pretty good idea of how fast the Cobra Jet can be. You can see for yourself by clicking the play button below.