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2008 Superformance Cobra Daytona Coupe Pictures, Specifications, Information

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General Information
Vehicle Type: 2-door coupe, production car
Price: $---,---
Miles Per Gallon: --/-- mpg
Configuration Front Engine/RWD
Engine: V8
Displacement: 7000 cc
Horsepower: 480 bhp @ 5700 rpm
Torque: 515 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Max RPM: ---- rpm
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Weight: 2750 lbs
Height: 49.0 in
Length: 175.0 in
Width: 73.5 in
Wheelbase: 93.0 in
Track: f: --.- / r: --.- in
0-60 mph: -.- sec
0-100 mph: --.- sec
Quarter Mile: --.- sec @ --- mph
Top Speed: --- mph
Lateral Acceleration: .--g
Braking, 60-0 mph: --- ft
Slalom Speed: --.- mph
Nürburgring Lap Time: --.- minutes

Round-tube space frame design that combines a '60s-period persona, but conforms to modern packaging and engineering requirements. The chassis layout was originally done by Jim Price. It has been updated from the design that was optimized by the late Bob Negstad and Dan Bamford (of Roush Engineering) with the finite element analysis by Wes Schultz of ACT. The torsion stiffness of the chassis alone is in the order of 6,000-lbs per degree!


A redesigned adjustable fully independent suspension. Included is front toe, caster, camber and rear static toe and camber. The rear suspension has been optimized for ease of user adjustment and optimal vehicle setup. Computer simulations and CAD were used to achieve the final design.


Vacuum-boosted system, Australian PBR calipers with 12.8" x 1.25" vented rotors in front, 12" x I" in rear. The swept area is 428 sq in, or 310 sq inches per (SAE) ton.

Shocks & Springs:

Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs are used to create a purpose-built set of coil-overs front & rear. Steering:

Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering; 2.5 turns lock-to-lock provides a turning circle of 42 ft./12.8 meters.

Wheels & Tires:

Cast alloy 18" x 8.5" wheels in front, 18" x 10.5" rear.The wheels are styled similar to the traditional Halibrand wheels.

Tire sizes of choice are:

* 285 x 50 x 18 Rear
* 245 x 40 x 18 Front


Combined with the original shape and form styled by Peter Brock, the composite body includes integrated air scoops, supplemented with advanced aerodynamics. The windscreen is a tinted shatterproof unit; the door windows are of toughened glass and are electronically powered.

The Cockpit:

The luxurious two-seater, all-black leather-trimmed cockpit is climate controlled (custom-made air conditioner with heating & cooling, multi-speed fans and directional control); 3-point retractable seat belts; modern Stewart Warner instrument gauges include a 160 mph speedometer, 8,000 rpm tachometer, water, oil temp and oil pressure gauges, and ammeter and fuel gauges. There is 35.75" of headroom and 3" seat travel. The door handles and the door sills are etched with Carroll Shelby’s signature, and the seats are embroidered with the logo "Shelby 9000 Edition" Other occupant-friendly features: a lockable dashboard glove box; a remote immobilizer, remote central locking and alloy exterior "Shelby" door handles are all standard. A roll bar and a black-padded roof liner complete the package.

Drive train:

The Coupe is designed to accommodate a Ford 351 Windsor engine that can be stroked up to 427 cu in. The chassis was engineered for a 6-speed Tremec T56 transmission. It is fitted with a 3.45:1 ZF limited slip differential, arguably the most modern slip-controlled differential available for road cars today.

Roush Technologies developed the Roush 402 RC engine for the Beta and Gamma prototypes. The RC develops 501 bhp at 5,900 rpm and 580 ft/lbs of torque at 4,900 rpm, which provided the prototype with amazing performance figures: 0-60 mph in 3.8 sec, the standing quarter-mile in 11.5 sec and a top speed in excess of 200 mph.


Aluminum-core radiator. Separate oil cooler. The exhaust system now with integrated mufflers in the original-looking side pipes. The 21 gallon/80 Liter stainless-steel fuel tank is mounted over the rear axle. Stowage lockers are provided under the rear deck and in the rear wheel wells.

Image Credits: Superformance

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