SEMA ride along in a Superformance Cobra

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Superformance Cobra on SEMA track | Photography by Hans Marquez

The SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada is exhausting and can put even the most experienced show goers in a zombie like trance. However, there is a cure:  a ride along in one of the insanely powerful Superformance Cobras.

Superformance is  one of the leading manufacturers of Shelby-style Cobras. Superformance produces three Cobras — the MKII, MKII FIA, and the MKII Slab Side. In addition to the Cobras, Superformance also produces GT40 and Corvette-style vehicles

When it was time for my ride in the car, I was directed not to touch the side exhaust or windshield, but to stand with both feet on the seat and slide down. After a brief introduction with my driver, I asked him to go fast and not to hold back.

We took off from the grid and began sliding around the track. The car handled well as the driver expertly whipped the car around. I felt myself go deeper into the seat as the car accelerated and my heart raced to match.

Halfway through the drive the driver asked me if I wanted to go faster, my response was that of course I did. Instantaneously he stepped on the gas and the car skyrocketed across the pavement. When the drive was over I had the biggest smile plastered on my face.

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As far as vintage two-seater sports cars goes, I’d say the Superformance Cobra is spectacular.

 

Photography by Hans Marquez 

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan