Superformance has introduced its latest Shelby Cobra replica, the company announced on Wednesday. Built under license from Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., the MKIII R is based on the 1965 Cobra, but with some modern styling touches and updated mechanical components.
While the overall shape is recognizable, the MKIII R isn’t a carbon copy of a 1960s Cobra. Fender scallops, a different hood-scoop design, a front splitter, and a rear diffuser distinguish the Superformance car from the original. The body is made from fiberglass with steel reinforcements at all openings. The car also features LED headlights and rides on 18-inch wheels.
The body sits on a steel ladder frame made from 2×4 rectangular tubing and large-diameter outriggers, according to Superformance. It incorporates crumple zones, door hinges, and pickup points for the steering column and windshield.
The suspension consists of an independent unequal length A-arm setup front and rear, with Bilstein