The folks at Factory Five Racing, the premiere Shelby Cobra replica builders in the world, have just come out with their fourth generation roadster complete with a reshaped body for a more period correct look thanks to a new in house fiberglass manufacturing process that significantly reduces the costs to tool the bodywork and apply the paint as well as additional room in the footwells for a more comfortable ride for both the driver and passenger and an optional aluminum shell seat for bigger guys.
The Mk4 roadster replica also comes with an all new assembly manual for complete kits making it easier to put the cars together from scratch as well as a Koni suspension that was first offered as an option on the last generation model and are now standard with all kits, but best of all they are made to accept the all new 400 HP 5.0 Liter Coyote V8 from the new Mustang GT .
Press release after the jump.
Factory Five Racing, the world’s leading component car manufacturer pulled the covers off a brand new vehicle kit this past weekend at the company’s Winter Open House event.
FFR Director of Engineering Jesper Ingerslev and Director of R&D Jim Schenck pull the cover off of Factory Five’s new Mk4 Roadster. The new Mk4 Roadster is the latest version of the company’s best selling vintage replica and was debuted to over three hundred attendees at the company’s facility in Wareham, MA.
On February 13th, Factory Five debuted it’s new Mk4 Roadster at their Winter Open House in Wareham, MA.
The new Mk4 model features an improved suspension, stronger and more period correct chassis, improved composite body in a new red gel-coat finish, and the ability to use the all-new 400 HP Ford Motor Company "Coyote" 5.0L engine, set to debut in the 2011 Ford Mustang.
Factory Five Racing’s new Mk4 entered production as of Feb 15, 2010 and is now available to order.