Though it doesn’t dilute the overall fun of a driving experience, it is easy to ...
Though it doesn’t dilute the overall fun of a driving experience, it is easy to see how many of the today’s hottest supercars make the job too easy for a driver.
We are not trying to detract from modern supercars like a new Porsche 911 GT2 RS or the Lambo Huracan Performante, but still, there is something antiseptic about these vehicles.
The leaps and bounds made in a field of automotive engineering means that they can go faster than ever, and especially because they rely on silicon trickery to work with the driver.
But there is something appealing about a visceral experience of the raw machine unencumbered by modern technology because, you know what they say about not feeling truly alive until staring death straight in its eyes. And death, a grim reaper itself, is exactly what this Shelby AC Cobra might as well be.
It is got the same deadly combo as the Hennessey Venom GT. Humongous power and hardly any weight and holding it back.
The only difference here is that there is no roll cage to protect the driver and passenger in case something goes wrong, like the bump sending the light and not so aerodynamic body flying into the air.
But that is a risk you take when strapping the Whipple supercharger onto the Coyote engine and then giving it some nitrous for the extra shot of fun.
Using these tools, a special edition Backdraft-tuned Cobra hits a runway at Colorado Springs Airport to fight with whatever traction it is got to pull off 160+ mph runs. Skip to 3:18 if you want to see this owner’s life flash before his eyes.
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