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  1. #11
    Gold Member Gold Member Fountainclimber's Avatar
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    Sunny Florida
    I just got back from the Chicago Auto show. They had the car there. I think they did the car a big diservice because they had the hood up in a verticle position to show off the engine. It ruined the lines of the car and took away any resembelence to the original. Everything in the engine compartment was polished aluminium though.

    There was about 20 million people there today and lokking at anything was difficult.


  2. #12
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    Ford Shelby Cobra Concept Specifications

    Vehicle Type Open-top V-10 roadster
    Powertrain and Chassis
    Chassis construction Welded and bonded space frame of cast and extruded aluminum
    Dimensions (in inches unless otherwise noted)
    Wheelbase 100.0
    Overall length 155.4
    Overall width 75.0
    Track width, front 60.6
    Track width, rear 60.4
    Front legroom 45.4
    Curb weight 3,075 pounds (target with production-level bodywork)
    Type 6.4L, 90-degree V-10
    Configuration Aluminum engine block and cylinder heads
    Redline 7,500 rpm
    Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
    Intake Velocity stacks with sliding plate throttles
    Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.70 in / 93.0 x 94.0 mm
    Displacement 390 cu in / 6,392 cc
    Compression Ratio 10.8:1
    Horsepower 605 @ 6,750 rpm
    Torque 501 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
    Layout Mid-front engine, rear transmission, rear-wheel-drive
    Type Ricardo 6-speed transaxle
    Gear Ratios Theoretical top speed at redline
    1st 2.60:1 64 mph
    2nd 1.70:1 98 mph
    3rd 1.23:1 135 mph
    4th 0.95:1 175 mph
    5th 0.76:1 219 mph
    6th 0.63:1 267 mph
    Reverse 3.14:1
    Final Drive 3.36:1 limited slip
    Front Unequal-length aluminum control arms, coil-over monotube shocks, stabilizer bar
    Rear Unequal-length aluminum control arms, coil-over monotube shocks, stabilizer bar
    Type Rack-and-pinion with power assist
    Ratio 17.0:1
    Front 14.0 x 1.3 in. (355 x 32 mm) Brembo cross-drilled and vented discs, four-piston monoblock calipers
    Rear 13.2 x 1.3 in. (335 x 32 mm) Brembo cross-drilled and vented discs, four-piston monoblock calipers
    Tires and Wheels
    Front P275/40R18 BF Goodrich racing tires on 18 x 10-inch BBS wheels
    Rear P345/35R19 BF Goodrich racing tires on 19 x 13-inch BBS wheels

    Source: FoMoCo
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  3. #13
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    Nice speeds and if your over 90 in most states you go in the clink and your boat insurance says CYA.

    No thanks I'll stay on the water for my fun.

  4. #14
    Platinum Member Platinum Member mcollinstn's Avatar
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    WTF they got such a tall gear in it?

    Put a 150 mph 5th gear in it and a real tall OD 6th and space the ratios out for street fun.
    I see London, I see France...

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    Registered CBlakeNS's Avatar
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    Williamsburg, VA
    Wow that will be one fast ride, I like the look of it too but a little over my price range for a first vehicle haha.

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    Registered Havasu Cig's Avatar
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    San Diego
    I still like the looks of the original....

    This will be my next toy. Built by Kirkham, aluminum body, as close to an original as they come but better. 427 side oiler, 500 hp, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds...

    The Cobra has always been my favorite car.

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    Registered OBNOXUS21's Avatar
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    7.5mm LOTO
    I agree.... nothing beats the Original!!!
    And I'm not talking about Coors

    I have been thinking about doing one of those project kits. Anyone one here done it before? Anyone buy a completed kit before? Thanks....


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  9. #19
    Registered robyw1's Avatar
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    Spring, TX
    Pretty snazzy


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    Registered SS930's Avatar
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    1990 Donzi Sweet 16
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    Aug 2003
    At the office.
    I watched the show about the making of this new model. I love everything about it except the exterior design. It doesn't have the beautiful flowing (rounded) lines of the original... especially in the front. I think they really dropped the ball on this one.

    Now the GT (40) on the other hand is a real tribute to the original.

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