For the first time in almost 60 years, new CSX10000 Shelby Cobras will be available as turnkey cars in the United Kingdom. This latest evolution of the famed roadster combines the world championship pedigree of the 1962-1967 Shelby Cobra with a host of contemporary refinements including a new Ford Coyote V8 engine that can be supercharged to 700 horsepower. Initially, the new Shelby Cobra CSX10000 will be available exclusively in the United Kingdom, through officially-licensed specialist retailer Clive Sutton.
The Shelby Cobra was originally introduced at the New York Auto Show in 1962, with an updated version featuring a computer-developed chassis and a big block Ford engine in 1965. Now, through an agreement with Shelby, Clive Sutton will be the first to offer a complete, turnkey Shelby Cobra in its latest form to UK buyers. This landmark celebrates the famous roadster’s triumphant UK return.
The CSX10000 series cars sport the famous Shelby Cobra silhouette and incorporate the 5.0-litre Coyote V8 engine shared by the latest Ford Mustang; the naturally aspirated, fuel-injected engine produces 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6-speed Tremec manual transmission.
Specially designed 18-inch wheels resemble the original 15-inch Cobra wheels and feature Continental Extreme Contact Sport tyres, 335/30ZR18 rear and 275/35ZR18 front. Power steering and Wilwood power-assisted 4-pot front brake callipers complete the modern take on Shelby’s original 60s Cobra. The sports car is available in right- and left-hand drive.
Buyers seeking ultimate performance can request the Shelby Cobra as a thrilling supercharged version, a combination that results in a power output of 700hp @ 5,000rpm with 550b-ft of torque at 5,800rpm. The upgrade sees a Whipple twin-screw 3.0-litre supercharger added to the car resulting in power and performance that honours the original, exhilarating Shelby Cobra of the 1960s.
Inside the cockpit, the new car celebrates the first-generation Shelby Cobra by including faithfully recreated dials and gauges. Elsewhere, the interior is luxuriously upholstered with a diamond-stitched leather interior and the option for customers to specify a variety of colours and stitching that complement the iconic styling.