Car and Driver – “Superformance anticipates the arrival of an electric Cobra”

“Superformance anticipates the arrival of an electric Cobra”

The American company is developing a 100% electric version of the iconic Cobra.

Superformance is the company responsible for the MKIII-R , that is, a Shelby Cobra with 510 horsepower and a series of technological advances that make it one of a kind, while retaining the classic design that so characterizes the American sports car. Well, the next great project of this entity is completely different, not in style, but in essence because we are talking about a Cobra that is 100% electric!

An ecological cobra

The project is still in development and in a video recently published by the company itself we can see some details of the car, although it is still early to know the specifications of the Cobra Electric MKIII . Despite this, we have no doubts that the car will be very fast, although yes, quieter than ever and the V8 engine that defines this American two-seater so well will give way to an electric motor located on the rear axle .

The Cobra featured in this teaser is painted black and, apparently, its aesthetic does not seem to be any different from many replicas with internal combustion engines that we have seen over the last few years. Although most of the high-performance electric vehicles on the market, as well as those that are scheduled to make their entrance on the scene – see the Audi RS e-tron GT – are all-wheel drive, the example we have. In images, you will put all your trust in the rear train , as we said before.

Other striking details in the video are the width of the rear tires, so we can imagine that the ecological Cobra will not lack power, and the location of the charging socket , that is, it is located in the same position – on the step of Right side rear wheels – than the fuel cap on gasoline engine replicas made by Superformance. However, we cannot rule out the presence of some aerodynamic improvements that help to extend the range of the car as far as possible.

It is not the first, nor will it be the last

Last but not least, it should be noted that this is not the first time we have talked about an electric Cobra since last July the AC Cars company announced the development of an ecological variant of the emblematic North American sports car. This would be reproduced in a series of 58 units, with a 54 kWh battery and a range of about 250 kilometers . In addition, this entity recently announced its plans to resuscitate the AC Cobra with which they competed in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1963, although with a 625 hp electric motor .