This ‘wheelie’ is what a special Ford Mustang prototype did when strutting its stuff on a dragstrip, writes Brian Byrne.

The one-off Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is all-electric and was built by Ford to test out the potential for electric powertrains in drag racing.

With 1,502hp generated at the wheels, the car went faster than expected, reaching 168mph in 8.27 seconds down the quarter-mile.

Four electric motors drive the rear wheels.