The 1965 Shelby Cobra is an international icon of speed. But more than just look the part, there are a few cut-above replicas that can deliver champion-level performance. This Superformance car with its fully independent suspension, lightweight construction, and awesome fuel-injected 600 hp 427 V8 proves that this is at the top of the Cobra hierarchy.
Superformance is one of the most accurate Cobra manufacturers, and they took great pains to get the shape right. So the fiberglass body has the kind of smooth style that can really showcase a high-quality finish - especially when there's under 2k miles on this professional build. That's why the high gloss red paint almost looks like liquid flowing over the iconic fenders. And the white racing stripes are painted on to make sure they retain a crisp and clean style for the long run. Details like the driver roll hoop, racing gas cap, quick jack bumpers, and bold side pipes not only add serious flair, but they also suggest that it was built for racetrack combat. And of course, no one will mistake you for anything but a speed machine thanks to the hallmark Halibrand-style knock-off wheels and staggered tire size for added aggression.
The interior definitely gets the Shelby attitude right, with wrap-around bucket seats, racing seatbelts, and a fire extinguisher on the rear panel. The driver gets the full Cobra experience with the three-spoke AC wood steering wheel, and the Mustang-style shifter has a reversed mount to fit the driver perfectly. The full Smiths gauge package is Cobra correct, right down to the reverse position speedometer. If you do get caught in the rain, the full folding top and side curtains are a great friend to get you home, and the tonneau is nice for early mornings on the track. There's no radio, no power windows, no A/C - this is a competition machine that's all about the driving experience and nothing else needs to get in the way.
Speaking of the driving experience, the best part of a Cobra is always under the hood. The engine bay has that perfect shiny appearance that will certainly attract crowds. And beneath the flash is the substance of a big block built for some serious performance. It's a side-oiler 427 cubic-inch V8 built by Southern Automotive - authorities in blue oval big block performance. The motor includes dual FAST fuel injection, Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads, an aluminum radiator w/dual electric fans, and ceramic-coated headers. The full package is estimated to make about 600 horsepower, and the thunderous roar of those side pipes do a terrific job of announcing your power superiority. The power reliably gets to the ground thanks to the stout Tremec 3550 five-speed feeding a limited-slip rear end. On the road or racetrack, you'll instantly feel the confidence the fully independent suspension with adjustable coilovers gives you. There are even four-wheel power disc brakes so your stopping power will match your performance driving.
This one is competitive fun on the street or track. A Cobra is a dream for a lot of us, so hurry up before a well-sorted, low-mileage, and speedy Superformance build gets snatched up by someone else who appreciates its sleekness. Call today!!!