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May 15,  2020, 

Meet the Superformance MKIII-R Cobra.

Superformance specializes in authentic replicas of iconic 1960s sports cars like the Shelby Cobra, Shelby Mustang,  and Ford GT40,  but its latest creation has been given a modern twist.   Meet the MKIII-R Cobra, a classic Shelby Cobra with a modern makeover that could be controversial for fans of the original sports car.

“The Superformance MKIII-R is the perfect combination of an old-school classic automobile infused with a bit of modern-day flair,”  said Superformance CEO Lance Stander.   “The MKIII-R is a piece of American history,  and with a major motion picture release last year that highlighted the Cobra,  this vehicle’s popularity is at an all-time high.   We took great care to ensure the Superformance MKIII-R lives up to the Cobra’s iconic legacy.”

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Built under license from Carroll Shelby Licensing,  the Superformance MKIII-R is a meticulously engineered reproduction of the original,  painted with an iconic Atlantic Blue-colored livery.   While the MKIII-R retains the original Cobra’s shape and wheelbase,  Superformance has added new fenders with large air vents featuring optional strakes,  a prominent hood scoop,  a large rear diffuser,  and a front splitter that make it look much more aggressive than the original Cobra.

The suspension incorporates some modern components,  as the front of the chassis sports fully independent unequal-length A-arms with adjustable Bilstein coils over telescopic shock absorbers, while the rear utilizes independent unequal-length A-arms with fabricated hub carriers and coil-over shock absorbers.

Pricing for the Superformance MKIII-R Cobra starts at $79,900 – and that’s with no engine installed on the rolling chassis,  so you’ll need to buy an installation kit.   Supported engines include Ford 302, 351, 460,  and 427/428 cubic inch engines with Tremec five-speed or Ford top loader four-speed

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