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…The Cobra GT-R looks mean?

Cobra GT-R

The Cobra GT-R from Germany is a little light on the details (right now I think it’s just a paint job and some new wheels) but I love the way this car looks in matte black, so I’m bringing it to you anyways.

Reprogrammed engine electronics, increased boost pressure, modified air intake with sport air filter, and a free-flow stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system brings the power up to 550 hp, with a 620 hp Race Performance version in the works as well.

Three-piece, 21-inch wells fill the arches, and eight-piston brake calipers squeeze 16-inch rotors, and a coil-over suspension handles the handling.

Sure, it’s all the basics with nothing fancy, but when you’re working with a car that’s as potent as the Nissan GT-R, there’s not much that’s needed to go from good to great.

[Cobra]

[Via: 0-60 Mag]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Sniper?

Sniper

Though I doubt a cobra and a viper have ever come together to mate in nature, the result of this unholy matrimony looks pretty darn good to me!

Called the “Sniper”, it’s a 1994 SVT Cobra Mustang that now has the heart and soul of a V10 Viper engine transplanted within, and twin-turbos on top of the whole thing because apparently, 500 horses just isn’t enough.

To fit the monster mill into the engine bay of the ‘stang, CobraScott (his TheTurboForums nickname) moved the firewall back 10 inches, built a custom k-member, custom trans mount, and added a 10-point cage to the inside for safety. (Basically a must-have when your car is making more horsepower than a train!)

Scott also added twin T-76 turbos, Alcon brakes, coilover suspension and Forgeline wheels to round out the package, though I wonder if he’ll need anything more than a gas pedal, a seatbelt and a smile.

The project isn’t finished just yet, but it’s coming along nicely, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this sniper picking off adversaries on the streets in no time.

[TheTurboForums – Sniper]

[Via: Mustang News]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Iconic Motors GTR?

Iconic Motors GTR 1

The Iconic Motors GTR is the Cobra that Carroll Shelby would probably build today if he had the time and the wealthy client list.

For $600,000, buyers get a carbon fiber supercar that features an 800 horsepower, 420-cubic-inch V8, a very beautiful/custom interior, a display with “military strike fighter” technology, and a “computerized gas cap that slides open like the glass on a moon roof”.

Iconic Motors GTR 2

Fancy!

[Iconic Motors]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Fahrenheit looks scarry?

Fahrenheit

The new Fahrenheit coaster at Hershey Park now features the steepest drop of any coaster in the US.

How steep?

Try 97 degrees. (For those of you wondering: Yes, that is PAST vertical.)

The coaster, which features a 121 foot drop, a 107 foot inverted loop, two inverted corkscrew rolls, a Cobra element, an Airborne inverted S roll, two hills called Airtime hill, and two High-speed/banked curves, reaches a maximum speed of 58 mph, and takes 12 riders on an 85 second ride of their life.

Check out Popular Mechanics for a behind the scenes look at how the coaster was made, and hold on to your lunch if you’re going to watch the video.

[Fahrenheit]

[Popular Mechanics – Build A Roller Coaster]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Kit Cars?

Kit Car

The kit car is a strange breed.

Caught somewhere between garage project and production machine, it’s often a budget way for someone to purchase the wheels of their dreams without breaking the bank.

As with all things though, kit cars cover the spectrum from spot-on supplements to torn-down beaters, and everything in between.

To get a glimpse of the available options, check out Motive’s coverage of the kit cars at the Carlisle auto show.

With everything from a Monte Carlo-based NASCAR replica and an almost production car from the Cobra clone masters to tricked out dune buggies and 57 Chevy-ized Camaros, it’s a taste of both the tasteful and the tasteless.

[Motive – Motive List: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Today’s Kit Cars]