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Superformance Cobra 427 review

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Published: 01 Mar 2019
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Buying

What should I be paying?

This is not a rational purchase, so owning advice is largely useless. Here’s something useful though. The fuel gauge can only have come from an old British sports car, because when it tells you you have quarter of a tank left, what it actually means is ‘the misfire will begin in ten seconds’. I ran out of fuel. I had assumed that even with a 7.0-litre engine doing the sucking, a 64-litre fuel tank would last more than 150 miles. It didn’t. I reckon that’s about 10.7mpg.

Because of the legality surrounding small run production in the US, you actually buy the chassis and engine separately. Here, the chassis costs $53,900 (£41,900), the 427 engine $17,500 (£13,600), the five-speed Tremec ‘box $2,495 (£1,940) and installation $8,500 (£6,600). This one lists with options at $94,535 (£73,000).

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