January 9, 2004
Carroll Shelby unveils New Ford Shelby Cobra concept
Detroit, Michigan – At the Detroit auto show, Carroll Shelby unveiled the new Ford
Shelby Cobra concept car. The unveiling comes just six months after Shelby and Ford
announced a new partnership.
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The Ford Shelby Cobra has a 605 horsepower, 6.4 litre, all aluminum V10 engine with
501 foot-pounds of torque. Without the aid of supercharging or turbocharging, the
Cobra will do 0 – 60 in less than four seconds.
“This is an exciting time for Cobra and Ford fans,” said Carroll Shelby. “If we were
starting the Cobra today from scratch, this is the way it would look and feel by
In the 1960s Carroll Shelby and Ford worked together on both racing and production
vehicle programs, from the original Ford-powered Shelby Cobra to the Le Mans-winning
Ford GT40 racing cars and the Shelby GT350 and GT500 Mustangs.