Shelby Cobra 427 To Return... As Kid Sized Electric Car
But don’t be upset if you haven’t bought that lottery ticket yet, you can now buy a much cheaper Shelby Cobra 427 for your kid... Yes, we’re talking about a “ride-on” electric car and if you think we have gone mad, you should know that the miniature Cobra is actually approved by Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. and there will also be a special edition limited to only 998 units, just like the original musclecar was produced 50 years ago. Who’s crazy now, eh?
Hold on, we have some specs as well. The ride-on Cobra will be available in red or blue with white stripes, chrome wheels, side exhaust pipes, roll bad, official badging, a top speed of 5 miles per hour and a 45-minute range on a single battery charge. The limited edition models, built “for serious collectors” only, will come in a navy blue metallic color with Carroll Shelby’s famous 98 racing number, functioning headlights, and unique serial numbers that will be documented in its own official Shelby Cobra 427 “ride on” registry.
Pricing has yet to be revealed, but Shelby American Inc. says the “ride on” cars will become available starting October. Sounds like Shelby’s not kidding around, if you know what we mean...
“With the growing popularity of the Shelby brand, we wanted the give the youngest fans a ‘license to thrill’ in their own Cobra,” said Tracey Smith, Carroll Shelby Licensing president. “National Product’s expertise in manufacturing high-quality toys fits perfectly with our philosophy of building superb products that spark the same passion for automotive excitement that drove Carroll Shelby. Hopefully, ‘my first Shelby’ will create a lifelong connection to the brand.”
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