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Shelby Cobra DTM Is a Time Attack Master

If you threw a glance at this aero-massaged Shelby Cobra and thought the contraption looks mighty quirky, you are not alone. And while other renderings are confined to our screens, this one isn't. In other words, we can take this pixel proposal seriously, since it previews an upcoming build.
Shelby Cobra DTM (rendering previewing build) 11 photos
Photo: abimelecdesign/instagram
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Coming from digital artist Abimelec Arellano, whose work we often feature, this digital piece showcased via the first Instagram post below is here to prepare the world for a project being built by Professional Awesome Racing.

We're talking about an Indiana-based team whose resume includes one of the fastest time attack Evos in the country (STI fans need not worry, the crew also has aero bits for the Subbie, among others).

In fact, here's a recent update the specialist delivered on the project, which is shown in the second Insta post below: "The Cobra has been in the stable for a long time and deserves some love. We want to take this old school body and improve its aerodynamics to a high level without losing its soul,"

The list of changes, which hasn't been fully released yet, includes hardware such as mandatory safety equipment and modern running gear, among others.

As for the aero bits seen in this rendering, they were inspired from German touring car series DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters). Sure, the styling mix delivers the feeling mentioned in the intro. But wasn't the original Shelby Cobra a marriage between a Texan velocity daredevil's V8 ambitions and a British roadster?

Keep in mind that the said crew is asking aficionados across the web to select their favorite color for the project and you can choose from the versions showcased in the Instagram post below. Heck, if you feel a particular shade that's not included has to land on this stopwatch beater, just shoot.


 
 
 
 
 
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The Cobra has been in the stable for a long time and deserves some love. We want to take this old school body and improve it's aerodynamics to a high level without losing it's soul. This is an early rendering, but it looks amazing. We will be adding some standard safety features as well as some modern equipment for the running gear. Details on that excitement soon. The question is, what color do you love, and what should we name this project. If we pick your name for the project, we will send you a couple of shirts. Let us know in the comments. Thank you to @abimelecdesign for the renderings. #racewinrepeat #racecar #racecarthings #professionalawesome #professionalawesomeracing #ffrcobra #ffrroadster #cobra #cobrasonly #shelbycobra

A post shared by Professional Awesome Racing (@professionalawesomeracing) on Sep 3, 2020 at 9:22am PDT

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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