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Carroll Shelby Spills the Beans on 2007 Cobra

Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by 1993cobramustan, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. 1993cobramustan

    1993cobramustan P'O'd SVT POSTER Established Member

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    While listening to a local California Radio show on 790AM, a very interesting event happened. The shows personality, a well known local individual by the name of Leon Kaplan AKA the "Motorman", had Carroll Shelby on today...When the questioning got to the issue of a new Cobra Mustang, Carroll Shelby confirmed that the car will be the "Shelby Cobra", it will have a "5.4 liter, 4-valve per cylinder motor". I believe he stated the Horsepower to be in the 500 plus range. " He also said the vehicle will be priced reasonably for what is being produced......He mentioned it will be at the NY Show on the 25th of March....I almost had a heart attack on the Freeway, while listening to the program, but I think the cloak of mystery is being pulled off the new Cobra, very quickly now.... :beer: :beer: :beer:
     
  2. 03 DSG Snake

    03 DSG Snake Unknown Cyborg Established Member

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    Shelby Cobra = the 427 Roadsters of the late 60s and the new V-10 concept two seater roadster.

    Shelby MUSTANGS are what they sound like, GT350 and GT500 editions of the Mustang.

    So are they referring to the 2 seater coupe concept or is that now dead in favor of a (former SVT) Shelby Mustang Cobra???
     
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  3. Jman20427

    Jman20427 Die Rise Established Member

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    WOW about time!! Finally a credible leak. Unless Carroll himslef is in on throwing around rumors as well.
     
  4. Sith

    Sith Banned

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    Still doesn't answer anything really.

    From what's been gathered there's going to be 2 Cobras :

    Shelby Cobra
    Mustang SVT Cobra

    Unfortunetly both being called Cobra is confusing the piss out of everyone.
     
  5. crispy23c

    crispy23c SVT Chupacabra Established Member

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    '03 DSG, he wrote "Cobra Mustang", not Shelby Cobra. Sounds wild!
     
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    Gxsa140 New Member Established Member

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    Wonder what reasonable means? And they are using a 5.4, 4 valve/cylinder?
     
  7. jmk97GT

    jmk97GT New Member Established Member

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    N/A??? 500+ is a lot to get out of a 5.4 N/A eh?
     
  8. crazyhorse06

    crazyhorse06 New Member Established Member

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    no, we are expecting twin screw whipple S/C.
     
  9. Orange Poison

    Orange Poison Active Member Established Member

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    Hell...I'm still confused.
     
  10. rezcobra

    rezcobra Active Member Established Member

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    The Shelby Mustang was reported in the current issue of Motor Trend coming as a blown 5.4 with around 550 hp. The mag also said there is still in the works an all aluminum V10 that is capable of 600+ hp N/A which could debut in the Shelby two seater roadster called the GTR.
     
  11. crispy23c

    crispy23c SVT Chupacabra Established Member

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    To recap for all those just joining us, the rampant rumor was a 5.4 blown with a twin screw whipple with 470 HP or greater. I still think that the 550 HP figure is a little optimistic, but that would rock my world for sure. I just hope I can afford it...
     
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  12. KevinB120

    KevinB120 COOKIES! Established Member

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    :dw: I guess we'll know in about 23 days
     
  13. SVT4ME

    SVT4ME Active Member Established Member

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    Lets just wait and see
     
  14. rezcobra

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    I think to clear up the confusion the talk is about 2 cars, (1) the Ford SVT Cobra and (2) the Shelby Mustang (Cobra?). Rumor is that the SVT will have around 470 HP with a 3V 5.4 and twin screw, whereas the Shelby Mustang will have basically the Ford GT type engine with 550 HP. Of coarse the Shelby Stang will be a limited edition, I bet!! Then the Shelby GR-1 concept roadster is still on the drawing boards and if Saleen keeps screwing up on the Ford GT it might never get built.
     
  15. Fourcam330

    Fourcam330 New Member Established Member

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    The article stated that a 600hp V8 (allegedly a next gen. "Hurricane" motor, which has evidently been debunked) was in the works. The plan is now to use the "Daisy" V10 (3.66"x3.75").
     
  16. 03CobraBro

    03CobraBro I'll cut your ass... Established Member

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    But you'll get an Eaton Twin Screw, probably very similar to what the Ford GT has.
     
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    That wouldn't surprise me. I say whipple because the whipple site says "get the same supercharger used on Ford GT, '07 Cobra and '08 Lightning.
     
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    bbp42d shakin not stirred Established Member

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    yup....
     
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    is the whipple used on the gt though?...also, look what happened to the lightning for now (put on hold).
     
  20. Talus

    Talus LookingThroughAWideAngle Established Member

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    :beer: ill see it in person. :rockon:
     

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