There’s a lot more action at Barrett-Jackson events than just what’s happening on the auction floor. When folks need to get out from under the tent for a while, they can cruise the prep area and walk the vendor midway.
The Barrett-Jackson event runs from January 17-23 at Westworld of Scottsdale. If you can’t make it there, the Superformance web site has more information.
Starting Monday, visitors to Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ, will find something new tucked in the Ford Racing display there. The folks at Superformance have built up one of their Mark III Cobra roadsters using a Ford Racing 5.0-liter engine – the same one that current Mustang GTs are built with.
The Shelby licensed replicar is built for sale as a rolling chassis and the customer can install the engine and transmission of their choice, either themselves or working with a Superformace dealer. Ford Racing made the 412 hp, 390 ft-lb torque engine available as a crate engine shortly after it was introduced. While modern, fuel injected, emission controlled engines are complex transplant subjects, Ford Racing has made the process much easier by providing a Controls Pack.
The $1800 Controls Pack contains all needed sensors, wiring and the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to get the Coyote up and running. Lance Stander from Superformance told us, “It is the nicest looking install and engine bay look, for a modern engine in a Cobra. It looks like a high end factory production car engine bay.”
He also mentioned, “It starts up like a production car, idles very smoothly but if you rev it, it has a great sound, almost too loud.” Now, how could that be?