Hammond drives the icons: Shelby Cobra
Few people ever see an original Shelby Cobra, fewer still get to drive one... must be Richard’s lucky day
Posted: 11 Feb 2013
When asked why the Cobra did so well in competition, Carroll Shelby explained: "There are two theories: build a real stiff chassis and have a brilliant guy do your suspension work, or you can take a flimsy chassis that bends so the wheels stay on the ground anyway. We just kept putting wider tyres on it - there was nothing sophisticated about it. If it hadn't been so flimsy, we'd never have made it work."