This Is How a Modern Shelby Cobra Could Look
Production of the original Cobra came to a halt in 1967, but continuation cars were built until 2004. The same year, Ford unveiled the Shelby Cobra concept at the Detroit Auto Show. Unfortunately, the concept was never put into production, and we have a feeling a successor will never be developed.
Thankfully enough, this won’t stop musclecar enthusiasts and automotive designers from envisioning future Cobras, just like industrial design student Daniel Couttolenc did recently, so we can have more of those “what if?” moments. Like the 2014 Cobra concept, Couttolenc’s roadster sports several classic design cues, but borrows from Ford’s current styling language that made it into several production cars.
The front grille is no longer rounded, but similar to that fitted an most Ford models, including the 2015 Ford Mustangs, while the headlamps are reminiscent of the Evos concept. Would like to see such modern-looking Cobra roam the streets in the future? We know we would!
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