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Old 02-08-2004, 02:31 PM
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Cool New V-10 Shelby Cobra

Check out latest Motor Trend. Ol Shel wants to go out with Ford. Looks like a strong possibility that this car will become a reality. 600 hp, 0-60 in 3.3, price around $ 95,000.00, sounds like a Viper Killer to me. Looks very much like the original, only a little more updated. Same basic lines. Nice........
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Watched a special on TV about the design and construction of it.
Shelby had a slight hand in the design and gave his blessing to it before they built a running example. After it was built Ford hauled it to Texas for him to evaluate. After a run around a race track he was doing smokey doughnuts with it. All the while he had a big grin on his face. To who else would Ford trust a billion dollor, one of a kind car too?
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I saw that TV show too, tell me those guys were not scared as hell that he would stuff it into the wall.
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Even at his age, he can probably outdrive 99.9% of us.
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Oh I know that, but it was still a one off car, anything could happen. I don't know if you have seen the TV show but he is smoking it up pretty good about 20 feet from a wall.
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If either one of us had the chance, we'd be "smokin" it up pretty good too.
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Man, I'm glad I'm in that .01%

Car looks pretty good too. Just got my Motor Trend but haven't had a chance to read it yet.
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"Lapse", what did you think of the car?
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Oh hell yea, I hope they build it. It might be the last car he has anything to do with.
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"Lapse", what did you think of the car?
I love it I am very much a Ford guy but they don't build anything like the Vette for the money, and looks like the still wont but at least they have a car with the new Cobra that can out run the Vette and Viper. The front end will have to grow on me a little too. I wish they would make it look a little more like the old Cobra, Like they did with the new Mustang. On the show they kept changing the front and made it sound like that might not be the way it is if they make it.

I was going to buy a half done Superformance 427 kit last year before I bought my new house but couldn't swing it and the house.
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