Factory Five Racing Cobra Replica - WR TV


While we may be living in the golden age of performance right now, there will always be a place in the hearts and minds of gearheads the world over for the classics.

The AC Cobra was the brainchild of Carroll Shelby, who took the gorgeous, lightweight body of the British-made AC Ace and stuffed a Ford V8 in the engine bay, thereby creating a legendary sports car that we still lust after some fifty years later.

While original Cobras command price tags well into seven figure territory, companies like Factory Five Racing offer replica kits which are much more accessible to the average pocketbook. And as you’ll see in this video, they’re almost indiscernible from the real thing in terms of aesthetics, mechanicals, performance and sound.

This particular example features Factory Five coilover suspension, a warmed-over 302ci motor that breathes through a great sounding set of full length headers, and a modern Ford Racing T5Z 5-speed manual transmission.

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More details on the build here:

Engine:
Ford Racing F cam, Ford Racing 1.6 roller rockers, .030 cylinders, .010 under crank, Ported stock E7TE heads, 5G alternator, Polished holly knock off intake (forgot the brand), MSD 6AL ignition, Barry Grant 625 Road Demon carburetor, Holly red fuel pump, Factory five “4 into 4” full length headers

Transmission:
T5Z purchased new when the car was built, Ford Racing King Cobra clutch

Rear suspension:
Factory Five 3 link with coil overs, 8.8 rear end rebuilt with 3.73 ford racing gears and rebuilt posi.

Front suspension:
Factory five tubular lower control arms, Factory five threaded adjustable upper control arms, Factory five coilovers, Carbotech brake pads

Misc:
PSEngineering wheels
Painless wiring harness
Vintage wipers
Vintage air heater
Classic brand gauges
Two roll bars
Powdercoated frame
Footbox vents
Factory five hood hinge
Aluminum coating under hood

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For the best video experience, we encourage you to wear headphones or earbuds. The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. Because these microphones record sound from inside the ear, playing the sound through headphones gives the sensation of 3D sound. All of this translates to a very realistic listening experience.