Fordmods Logo

625kW Shelby Cobra 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: 625kW Shelby Cobra
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:46 pm 
Site Admin
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 8831

Joined: 18th Dec 2002

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: AUII V8 LTD

Power: 270 rwkw

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Image

A posthumous tribute to Ford performance king Carroll Shelby unveiled on the weekend appropriately raises the muscle car bar with a 625kW version of the Mustang-based Shelby GT 500.

Named the Shelby GT500 Cobra, the one-off car marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra and is a joint project between the Friends of Carroll Shelby, Ford, Shelby American and Ford Racing.

The latter-day Cobra is based on the Shelby GT500 that already produces a healthy 487kW from an aluminium 5.8-litre supercharged V8.

The addition of a Ford Racing 4.0-litre Whipple supercharger helped coax out an additional 138kW – that’s more extra power than a Ford Focus.

Helping to get all 625kW to the ground are 13-inch-wide rear and 10-inch front tyres, while a unique bonnet, rear body kit and distinctive blue paintwork with white stripes add visual impact to the Cobra.

Shelby died in May at the age of 89 and is credited as being an inspiration to Ford’s designers and engineers over the past 50 years, influencing cars including the iconic GT40 supercar and the current Mustang.

Ford has just renamed one of the roads at its Detroit headquarters in his honour – Carroll Shelby Way – and global vice president for sales and marketing, Jim Farley, says Shelby’s influence will carry on throughout the company.

“Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all,” he says. “His spirit lives on with the designers and engineers he interacted with over the years and he will continue to influence Ford performance cars for many years to come.

“The one-off car we have created represents the very idea he had about making the 2013 Shelby GT500 into a true Cobra.”

source: smh.com.au

 

_________________

WAG363: AUII LTD Supercharged 363 Dart Stroker [Supercharged 363 LTD Build]
WAGGIN: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Wagon - V6 4Motion.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: 625kW Shelby Cobra
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 1149

Joined: 15th Apr 2009

Gallery: 22 images

Ride: 2013 Ford Focus ST

Power: 175 rwkw

Location: North West Sydney
NSW, Australia

These coming to Australia?

 

_________________

I hate arriving at my destination as then I have to get out of my car!

New Build Thread
the-garage-f53/the-beast-v2-0-phil-s-2013-ford-focus-st-t122703.html

Old Build Thread
the-garage-f53/phil-s-bf-sr-gt-build-thread-lots-of-pics-t98705.html

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: 625kW Shelby Cobra
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:54 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 3789

Joined: 22nd Apr 2007

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: DENTED UP OLD AUT WAGON

Location: Wellington
New Zealand

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: 625kW Shelby Cobra
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:33 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 309

Joined: 19th Mar 2008

Ride: Holden WK Statesman

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

phil545 wrote:
These coming to Australia?


For a cool 500k probably, through private importers as usual

 

_________________

The People's Dog

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: 625kW Shelby Cobra
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 1149

Joined: 15th Apr 2009

Gallery: 22 images

Ride: 2013 Ford Focus ST

Power: 175 rwkw

Location: North West Sydney
NSW, Australia

Hmm where's that lotto ticket, if i had the money i so would!!

 

_________________

I hate arriving at my destination as then I have to get out of my car!

New Build Thread
the-garage-f53/the-beast-v2-0-phil-s-2013-ford-focus-st-t122703.html

Old Build Thread
the-garage-f53/phil-s-bf-sr-gt-build-thread-lots-of-pics-t98705.html

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: 625kW Shelby Cobra
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 23

Posts: 1006

Joined: 1st Oct 2010

Gallery: 14 images

Ride: EF XR8

Location: Richmond,
NSW, Australia

I tried to close my mouth, but that 4.0L Whipple S/C just kept it open.
Gay innuendo intended, in this 625kW exception.

 

_________________

Blue blooded.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: 625kW Shelby Cobra
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:09 pm 
Site Admin
Offline
User avatar

Age: 42

Posts: 514

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: V8 VE Calais V Spec

Power: 262 rwkw

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Is it still running a live rear axle ?
Or has Ford USA caught up with the rest of the automotive world and started fitting some sort of independent rear suspension on these things ?

 

_________________

VE Calais V8, IQ, HSV instruments and brembos fitted.
IQ, IPC, BCM all hacked and programmed without TECH2 :)

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:42 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names