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Old 02-08-2004, 06:18 PM
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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.

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Old 02-08-2004, 06:27 PM
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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)
Engine
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
Drivetrain
Layout Mid-front engine, rear transmission, rear-wheel-drive
Transmission
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
Suspension
Front Unequal-length aluminum control arms, coil-over monotube shocks, stabilizer bar
Rear Unequal-length aluminum control arms, coil-over monotube shocks, stabilizer bar
Steering
Type Rack-and-pinion with power assist
Ratio 17.0:1
Brakes
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

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Old 02-08-2004, 06:58 PM
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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.
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Old 02-08-2004, 08:12 PM
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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.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:02 AM
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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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Old 02-09-2004, 11:27 AM
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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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Old 02-09-2004, 11:50 AM
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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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Check this link out:

http://www.fordvehicles.com/autoshow/index.asp?bhcp=1
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Pretty snazzy

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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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