The web remembered the undeservedly forgotten concept Shelby Cobra in 2004

The web remembered the undeservedly forgotten concept Shelby Cobra in 2004

September 27, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Throughout its existence, this spectacular concept roadster managed to change several owners. His last public appearance after a long hiatus took place not so long ago at the M1 Concourse.

At the start of the new millennium, Ford set itself the goal of reinventing the classic AC Cobra with a modern twist. Such a car could become an alternative to the GT. Unfortunately, these plans were never implemented, although everything began promisingly. The Shelby Cobra concept was created.

This project was named “Project Daisy”. The late Carroll Shelby worked on it. The premiere of the show car was organized at the 2004 Detroit Auto Show: a stylish rear-wheel drive roadster with a front engine appeared before the public.

The concept received a 6.4-liter V10 engine with 605 hp. With it, the roadster could reach speeds of 333 km / h. In fact, it was limited at around 161 km / h.

The roadster changed hands several times, and eventually ended up in the possession of former Ford engineer Chris Theodore, who helped develop it.
He paid $ 825,000 for the car almost three years ago at an auction.

Earlier it became known about the new Shelby GT500 2021 model year. The car received a number of very interesting features – in addition to a powerful power plant, it will be possible to install a large number of carbon parts on it.