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Five by Five

This Cobra replica is powered by a modern 5.0 and tuned by VMP

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of VMP Performance

Cobra. This slithery snake packs an insane combination of lightweight and big power in a short-wheelbase roadster. The original Shelby-built machines are worth huge money, but if you want one of your own, there are several companies offering built-it-yourself roadsters that embody the spirit of the originals but offers the opportunity to inject them with modern muscle.

Believing it is a sin to install a Brand X engine in a “Ford,” Henry opted for a 2013 Coyote 5.0-liter engine breathing through a Ford Performance Cobra Jet intake and throttle body. His roadster features numerous modern conveniences, like power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.
Believing it is a sin to install a Brand X engine in a “Ford,” Henry opted for a 2013 Coyote 5.0-liter engine breathing through a Ford Performance Cobra Jet intake and throttle body. His Factory Five roadster features numerous modern conveniences, like power steering, power brakes and air conditioning.

“Back in the mid ’90s, I was looking to build a Cobra. I went to many manufacturers including ERA, Contemporary, Mid-States and FFR,” Henry explained. “I liked the single-donor concept and had access to a ’90 Mustang GT, which I used for the donor.”

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