Replicas of the venerable AC Cobra roadster run the range. Some aren’t really worth mentioning, others look amazing on the outside but the cockpit is a little too strange, some look great all-around but lack guts, and so forth. What sets this 1965 Backdraft Cobra apart from other options is every detail is tight in its presentation, plus you get a hard-hitting powertrain That combination is absolutely killer.
First, you’re going to get sucked in by that cohesive, high-quality exterior. A Lamborghini Telestro paint job is smoking hot, while black stripes with silver pin stripes and a red center stripe really sets this ride apart from others. Black trim pieces, including the side-exit exhaust headers and knock off wheels combine with clear front turn signals for a knockout combo.
Then there’s the cockpit, which doesn’t skimp on materials or craftsmanship. Black double diamond stitch leather and Alcantara, plus a carbon-fiber dash, Autometer gauges, and a faithful reproduction windshield looks absolutely amazing.
Fire up the Roush Racing 427R V8 with 4bbl carb, springing to life a peak 554-horsepower and 513 lb.-ft. of torque. It sits in a painted engine compartment, so you won’t mind keeping the hood up at shows and meetups. Using the 5-speed Tremec TKO600 manual transmission, you enjoy the ultimate in control of how that powertrain works. An independent rear with a limited-slip differential and four-wheel power disc brakes also gives you excellent control in turns.
It’s not often you run across such a well-done, custom-designed and professionally-built Cobra replica, especially from a brand with the kind of reputation Backdraft enjoys. The original 1965 AC Cobra is way out of the financial reach of most, but this replica gives you the classic look and potent performance for a fraction of the price. This unique opportunity is being offered through Fast Lane Classic Cars Inc.
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