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Electrified bundle: Superformance Cobra, Shelby-inspired bike

Makers claim these are the quickest of electrified Cobras

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Commercials for insurance companies love to suggest we bundle our policies. Superformance and Vintage Electric have their own bundle to share as we approach the holiday gift-giving (and getting) season. 

Calling them the “world’s quickest electrified Cobras,” this bundle includes an electric-powered Superformance Cobra and a Shelby-inspired electric bicycle, both for $190,000.

“EV is becoming increasingly more popular within our cars thanks to a simpler, more powerful driving experience,” Superformance chief executive Lance Stander is quoted.

“Historically, Carroll Shelby didn’t live in the past. He always said that the best Shelby is the next one, and Carroll was always researching new technologies. Anything that could provide a performance edge, he was interested in. 

“Without a doubt, our new Superformance MKIII-E is the quickest, quietest snake that we’ve ever made.” 

Cobra, Electrified bundle: Superformance Cobra, Shelby-inspired bike, ClassicCars.com Journal
Cobra, Electrified bundle: Superformance Cobra, Shelby-inspired bike, ClassicCars.com Journal
The electric gauges

Instead of a Ford V8, Superformance equips the MKIII-E with a Tesla Model S rear-drive electric powertrain that packs a 1,500 pound-feet punch. 

“Under the MKIII-E hood is a custom-made battery pack featuring two LG Energy 16-cell units paired in a 32-kWh pack to establish up to 100 miles of range,” Superformance points out. “The ultra-lightweight engineless MKIII-E drives on a set of sticky 275/35-18 Nitto tires and offers specially tuned regenerative braking to further showcase the benefits of utilizing EV technology in classic vintage automotive designs.”

Superformance says its partner in the bundle, Vintage Electric, is “known as the maker of the world’s fastest electric street bikes,” and blends “a bygone-era aesthetic with state-of-the-art technology to make its special Shelby e-bike. Inspired by Carroll Shelby’s personal metallic blue 289 Slabside, Vintage Electric crafted a two-wheel hot rod that pays homage to the iconic Cobra in all its glory. 

Cobra, Electrified bundle: Superformance Cobra, Shelby-inspired bike, ClassicCars.com Journal
The Shelby-inspired electric 2-wheeler

“The new Vintage Electric Shelby bike is outfitted in the exact matching blue metallic N6 paint scheme as Carroll’s personal 289 Cobra with matte black racing stripes and iconic Shelby logo alongside distinctive Cobra badging. 

“This exciting new Vintage Electric throttle bike features a massive 48-volt battery along with a muscular 1,123-watt battery cell. The large battery is housed in a handsomely crafted matte black cast-aluminum housing that briskly charges in a speedy 4.5 hours. After a full charge, the Vintage Electric Shelby reliably offers up to a 75-mile range.”

In a nod to Shelby, the bike has a Race mode that makes it capable of speeds up to 36 mph “on private-property/closed courses.” 

“For the special limited-edition Shelby bike, we channeled Carroll’s spirit of design paired with our industry-leading technology,” said Vintage Electric founder Andrew Davidge. “Our goal was to create the most powerful bike of its kind to honor Carroll. In addition to being a great commuter bike, we’ve seen a lot of vintage racers use them as the perfect pit bike.”

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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