Watch This 900-HP AC Cobra Rip Down the Drag Strip
The power plant is a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 with a Whipple supercharger strapped on it.
The Shelby Cobra has stalked car meets since the '60s and no one has been complaining. In the video below, we get to feast our eyes on a Cobra built by Backdraft Racing that's powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 with a 2.3-liter Whipple Supercharger strapped on top and a can of nitrous in the back.
When everything is hooking up correctly, this particular Cobra makes 960 horsepower. That has translated into a constant battle for traction with hairy results at every shift. According to the Cobra's build team, the high-performance muscle car is pushing 250 shot of nitrous and can peak at 181 miles per hour. Unfortunately, due to traction issues, the Cobra only hit 162 MPH when racing the airstrip at Colorado Springs Airport, but we had a blast watching this thing go wild.
However, we do have to wonder if the Cobra is pushing a little too much power and may fair better at around 800 horsepower.
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