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Shelby Cobra 50th Monterey Race
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The most highly-anticipated race of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion belonged to 43 original '60s competition Shelby Cobras.
And they didn't disappoint the thousands of fans who eagerly stood along fence lines to see and hear the Cobras wind their way
around the course. These 289 and 427 Cobras, the largest gathering in history, provided proper tribute to Carroll Shelby by pushing
limits of the car's and driver's abilities.
THE 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra
The unique tribute car was unveiled by Ford Motor Company board member Edsel Ford II, Ford’s group vice president for sales and marketing Jim Farley, and Shelby American president John Luft at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where Cobra is the marque of show for 2012.
“Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all,” says Farley. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra. The one-off car we have created represents the very idea he had about making the 2013 Shelby GT500 into a true Cobra.”
Using the 662-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 as a foundation, “Friends of Carroll” created the one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra wide-body Mustang that now generates more than 850 horsepower with the help of a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger.
See more on Ford's website and Shelby’s website.