Wer kennt sie nicht, die Shelby Cobra – einer der besten Sportwagen die es auf diesem Planeten gibt. Grund dafür ist das geringe Gewicht und der meist dicke V8 Motor. Doch die Cobra ist in die Jahre gekommen und wird so natürlich nicht mehr produziert. Die Firma CB/1 hat sich dem angenommen und bringt die CB/1 Cobra replica auf den Markt. Ausgestattet mit einem dicken Twin-Turbo leistet der 385cui V8 von Ford jetzt 650PS was einen Spurt von 0 auf 100 km/h in etwa 2,85 Sekunden erlaubt! Das Fahrwerk wurde natürlich an diese Leistung angepasst und als Getriebe mußte ein Porsche 5-Gang herhalten. Diese Cobra replica hat ein Kampfgewicht von nur 1100kg! Mehr Infos nach dem Klick.

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CB1 Specs and Overview

0-60 mph: 2.85 sec
0-1/4 mile: 10.5 sec @ 135 mph
Top Speed: 155 mph (electronically limited)
Lateral Acceleration: 1.15 g

Fuel Economy
Highway: 20 mpg
City: 14 mpg


385 cid / 6.3 liter V8, Ford Windsor based
Twin Turbocharged, Intercooled
Boost: 12 psi
Output: 650 hp, 640 lb-ft
Compression Ratio: 8.0:1
Fuel Requirement: 91 octane

Rear-wheel drive
Transmission: Porsche 930 5–speed manual, transaxle

Body-on-frame Monocoque reinforced, central backbone space
1018 and 1020 Alloy Steel
TIG Welded
Prototype: Fiberglass molded from Cobra 427SC
Production: Carbon Fiber or Aluminum

Wheelbase: 90 in
Track (front/rear): 56/60 in
Length: 156 in
Width: 68 in
Height: 49 in
Curb Weight: 2600 lbs
Wt Distribution (front/rear): 44%/56%

Front: Long A- arm style, zero scrub, cast aluminum uprights, coil spring, adjustable gas-charged shock absorbers, antiroll bar
Rear: Long A- arm style, zero scrub, cast aluminum uprights, coil spring, adjustable gas-charged shock absorbers, antiroll bar

Front: 17×9 in, 285/40-17
Rear: 17×12 in, 345/35-17

Power assisted, ball bearing steering column

Power assisted
13 in vented rotors (front and rear)
Four piston aluminum calipers (front and rear)

Fuel: 15 gallons
Cargo: 9.5 cubic ft

Design Philosophy

The CB/1 represents the engineered blending of modern automotive and racing technology with one of the all time high performance legends, the venerable 427 Cobra. The ultimate performance version of this classic powered by a twin turbocharged, 385 cubic inch V8, delivering a track tearing 650 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. Meld this brutal power with a race designed chassis and modern suspension components for precise control, then add an ergonomically corrected cockpit and you have the most potent, most useable, most enjoyable evolution of the 427 Cobra.

The CB/1 is based on a newly designed platform, engineered specifically for the performance and usability requirements of this vehicle. No cut corners, no secondhand components, no compromises. This vehicle is engineered from a clean sheet of paper to yield unparalleled performance. Modern control, power and driveability all tucked under one of the most beautifully forceful shapes in automotive design.

[Source: Bell Engineering via autoblog]