They showed a modern variation of the legendary sports car of the 1960s

They showed a modern variation of the legendary sports car of the 1960s

May 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Superformance from the United States, which produces replicas of classic sports cars such as the Shelby Cobra and Ford GT40, showed off its latest work, the MKIII-R Cobra, on Friday, May 15th.

The roadster, designed in the style of the cult model of the 1960s, is sold as a rolling chassis, to which the client can choose the power unit and transmission to choose from.

The 2-door Superformance MKIII-R is not just a copy of the Shelby Cobra, but an exact reproduction of the legendary sports car. The roadster is built on a frame of rectangular steel pipes with built-in door hinges, a steering column and windshield mounts.

 The company emphasizes that more than half of the chassis parts are interchangeable with elements of the factory Ford GT40. For the manufacture of the body MKIII-R used fiberglass.

 The roadster has independent suspension on A-arms of unequal length. The car has a powerful aluminum radiator with two electric fans and a thermostat, a limited slip differential, Wilwood brakes, an unusual front splitter, a rear diffuser, and also a steering wheel amplifier, LED headlights and 18-inch wheels. Inside, it is worth noting the presence of leather bucket seats and Superformance electronic devices.

 The cost of a rolling chassis without a motor is 79.9 thousand dollars. The engine range includes V8 powertrains from 5.0 to 7.5 liters from Ford. As a transmission, a 5-speed Tremec gearbox or a 4-speed Ford Toploader are offered.