Shelby cobra is a car that gives goose bumps to the auto enthusiasts and for those who once drove the monster, mere mention of it make reminisces as young as ever. However, here we are introducing you with AC Cobra replica that in reality is a Suzuki Cappuccino with a three-cylinder engine, which is ten times smaller than that of the monster 7.0-litre V8 from the original 1965 Mark III.
Apart from the power of the engine reduced, the replica has been shrunk as a whole. It’s just over a meter tall with its wheel base 40cm shorter than the original. Also, with the exclusive use of fiber reinforced plastic in its making, it weighs 400kg less to original model. But the power enthusiasts need not to get frustrated as the company involved can make mini Cobra as hardcore as one wants, but the desire can burn a deep hole in your pocket.
In the standard version, however, Mini Cobra is powered by 660cc engine with merely 63bhp but engine can be enhanced in size to 720cc and that takes the power to 158bhp. But that will also increase the pricing from £27,724 to a massive £43,993. Mini Cobra also features black leather bucket seats, ‘Halibrand’ style original alloys and larger 50mm springs to improve the ride.
The other features of the Mini Cobra includes a 300mm lightweight performance brakes up front and back, four-point Simpson race harnesses, a small driver’s wind deflector, and the long white dummy side exhausts that are included in the cost. Additionally, there is a fully adjustable sports suspension kit, and a limited-slip diff at the rear to make the most of the featherweight chassis.