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Old 01-05-2004, 05:38 AM   #1
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Another Ford/Shelby concept that may see production...

It's based on the old Cobra roadster. It's got a DOHC 6.4 Liter V10 that produces 605 Horsepower, yet the car is shorter than a Miata. (Weighs in at 3000 Lbs though.)

It's based on the Ford GT chassis, but I'm sure major changes were required for mounting the engine in the front. (Apparently they were able to achieve 50/50 weight distribution.)












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Old 01-05-2004, 05:51 AM   #2
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Re: Another Ford/Shelby concept that may see production...

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It's based on the old Cobra roadster. It's got a DOHC 6.4 Liter V10 that produces 605 Horsepower, yet the car is shorter than a Miata. (Weighs in at 3000 Lbs though.)

It's based on the Ford GT chassis, but I'm sure major changes were required for mounting the engine in the front. (Apparently they were able to achieve 50/50 weight distribution.)
Can't let that one go. How can it be "based on the old Cobra roadster" and "based on the Ford GT chassis". It can't. It might be "styled in the spirit" of the original Cobra, or some other lingo like that but unless it has an AC Ace under there it's just a new car. As for the comment about the GT chassis, I don't know for sure that's incorrect but I seriously doubt they took a rear mid-engine and turned it into a long nose/short deck roadster.

And more correctly, it's not a front engine design, it's a front mounted mid-engine design and if I remember correctly it has a rear mounted transaxle.
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okay, you're right. I meant to stay that the styling was baced on the AC, and that the chassis was based on the Ford GT.

Dirrect quotes from the article:
"...the Shelby Cobra concept has a 605-horsepower, all-aluminum V-10 engine mounted at the front of an advanced Ford GT-based aluminum chassis. "

"'We were planning to use the Ford GT suspension systems, and we asked ourselves how much more of the Ford GT could we borrow,' says Manfred Rumpel, manager, advanced product development.

Quite a lot, they discovered."

"The Shelby Cobra team worked closely with John Coletti, head of engineering for Ford's Special Vehicle Team, to maximize commonality with the Ford GT supercar. The bulk rear structure of the Shelby Cobra concept is made from slightly modified Ford GT components, including the massive cast-aluminum suspension nodes, the rear rails and bumper beam, a major cross member and the brackets used to mount the transmission to the car. The center portion of the space frame also has a high level of commonality with the Ford GT, as its major aluminum extrusions are based heavily on existing pieces"

http://media.ford.com/newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=16649
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Old 01-05-2004, 06:13 AM   #4
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im iffy about the body, but im liking the engine
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Old 01-05-2004, 02:28 PM   #5
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Butt Ugly! Notice how they jump on the chance to do something like this after Linginfelter's death?

R.I.P. man. I'll miss ya.
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Butt Ugly! Notice how they jump on the chance to do something like this after Linginfelter's death?

R.I.P. man. I'll miss ya.
Do you have any idea how ridiculous that statement is? The man has been dead less than two weeks. Do you suppose it's possible they put that car together in that short of a time to take advantage of his death? Not likely, no make that impossible. Or maybe the car has been in the design stages for months (years?) and was unveiled now because it was planned that way.
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Linginfelter's dead??!?!? holy shit, i had no idea. was it when I was away? because I got no news then at all....we joked that we wouldnt know if a terrorist attacked anywhere on the mainand.
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Linginfelter's dead??!?!? holy shit, i had no idea. was it when I was away? because I got no news then at all....we joked that we wouldnt know if a terrorist attacked anywhere on the mainand.
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:38 PM   #10
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:41 PM   #11
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That would be a great car if they decide to produce it! I was never a fan of the Shelby series 1 and seeing Ford and Shelby combine to produce a hopefully awesome car like that......well i'll have a tough decision to make. When I win the lottery....hmmm..Ford GT or this Shelby creation!? I love the V-10 baby!!
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I'd chew my dogs paw off, possibly your foot, arm or leg for that car
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I'd chew my dogs paw off, possibly your foot, arm or leg for that car

You'd have to have that type of mentality to buy it...
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yeah id love to see the price tag on that...probably well into the $100K mark...
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yeah id love to see the price tag on that...probably well into the $100K mark...

Is that the price you place on your arm, leg, or foot?

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