Carroll Shelby registered the name Cobra as trade mark. From the end of 1964 the enterprise of Shelby produced Shelby Cobra GT350, two-seater version serial fastback Mustang with a 5,7-with a capacity of one the liter engine, finished off pendant and steering management, wide wheels, mechanical box of Warner and differential of enhance able friction. Engine power made 350 hp. Later, there was Shelby Cobra GT350 with stock engine from Ford Thunderbird and the GT500 with the engine, which amounts to 7 L.
In 2004 Ford decided to recreate at new technical level legendary roadster of Shelby Cobra 1964th. A company asserts that her concept â€“ the car of Ford Shelby Cobra XXI, presented on an auto show in Detroit, is fully ready to the mass production.
Designers created a car in the Â«minimalism keyÂ». Appearance of novelty, in spite of modern proportions and lines, at once gives out her Â«familialÂ» roots. However, it is clear that the design work, and not published in haste something unnecessary that commercials in 2.3 months is forgotten. Well, and that was thanks!
Original appearance of Shelby 60th guessed in the characteristic form of grate of radiator, in form the headlights of head light, lateral air scoops, powerful wheeled archâ€™s, massive Â«inflatedÂ» wings giving a car a threatening kind. And of course, what kinds of car Shelby Cobra do without the notorious double light strip that runs through the body?
Weight is about 1,400 pounds. Under the hood of car hide atmospheric 6,4-with a capacity of one the L. motor of V10, power of that arrives at 605 hp. To Â«hundredÂ» roadster is dispersed less than after 4 with, and his high speed is 285 km/h. Specialists mark that this engine easily increased power to 700 - 800 hp due to setting of mechanical supercharger.
Placing a 6-step mechanical gear shift at a back axis and doing thus weight distribution near to ideal (51/49), designers succeeded to obtain good divisibility.
The salon of Shelby Cobra is characterized by a modesty and simplicity of lines. A laconic front panel is finished by aluminum and executed in style of classic sports cars.
Describing this car Carroll Shelby said: Â«No glasses, roof or stereo: only easy basket and maximally powerful engine - here my formulaÂ».
However, in case of mass production of this roadster, he, probably, will provide oneself the simplest lateral glasses and easy removable tarpaulin roof.