The timeless style of the original Shelby Cobra has been updated for the latest continuation edition from Superformance as the MKIII-R roadster, with added styling tweaks, a new interior and performance improvements.
“The timeless design of a classic 1960s roadster was mixed carefully with modern-day aesthetics and performance to create the Superformance MKIII-R,” said Lance Stander, chief executive of Superformance, in a news release. “We enhanced the styling, modernized the interior, improved the brakes, updated the suspension and designed it to accommodate the latest drivetrains.
“This is for those who envisioned the Cobra as if it had continued in production and evolved over the last five decades.”
Like other Superformance continuation Cobras, the MKIII-R is sold as a completed rolling chassis, with the engine and transmission of the buyer’s choice added after the sale. Just 20 examples of this latest model will be produced, the company says.
“The new front splitter matches the body contour and gives this roadster a unique, but aggressive, front-end appearance,” according to the news release. “The side profile features handsome new scalloped fenders and black vents. The front and rear fenders and spoilers, along with a beefy new rear diffuser bring a more-modern performance look to the heritage styling. And the color choice for the paint and stripes is only limited by the imagination.”
The interior features high-grade materials, such as “custom double-stitched leather seats (that) have body color-accented thread,” the release notes. “Instead of traditional gauges, the MKIII-R is equipped with Superformance’s new electronic gauges.”
The limited-edition Superformance MKIII-R roadster roller will start at $79,900, with the engine and transmission to be added.
“The Superformance MKIII-R roadster is the ultimate Resto-Mod and natural evolution of the original Cobra,” Stander said. “It delivers the reliability of a new drivetrain, the perfect balance of modern and classic styling that everyone will envy.”
For more information, visit the Superformance website.