A Modified Shelby? Yeah, I’d Say So
Bill Quick

This classic beauty is one of the most powerful electric cars ever made

Jalopnik will be trying the Renovo CoupĂ© at Pebble Beach, California. I just wanted to post it here because it’s a glorious thing: A modified Shelby powered by an electrical engine capable of developing an insane 1,000 lb-ft of torque, pushing the car from 0 to 60mph in under 3.4 seconds. It’s gorgeous.

Actually, those numbers aren’t really all that quick.

Still, one hell of a purty automobile:

It’s not even the fastest Cobra – a car nearly fifty years old would have kicked its ass:

HowStuffWorks “Why did the 1966 Shelby Cobra sell for $5.5 million?”

“When I built this dual supercharged 427 Cobra in 1966, I wanted it to be the fastest, meanest car on the road,” Shelby said on the Barrett-Jackson Web site. “Forty years later, it will still kick the tail of just about anything in the world. It’s the fastest street legal Cobra I’ve ever owned.” Shelby pegged the car’s 0-60-mph time at just over three seconds.

It was purty, too.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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A Modified Shelby? Yeah, I’d Say So — 4 Comments

    • There were lots of similarities, including that the first Cobras used the e-type’s rear differential.

      That said, the Cobras ate the Jags’ lunch on the street or the track.

      I just scooted through the Wiki history of the Cobra. Turns out that there was a twin to Shelby’s legendary Snake, above. He gave it to Bill Cosby, who was terrified by it, and gave it back. It was then shipped out to San Francisco, where some guy named Toney Moxey bought it, and drove it off a cliff into the Pacific Ocean.