Comparing a Shelby Cobra to snow may be the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard, but hear us out first. For all the giddiness we feel when we first see snowflakes falling on the ground, it’s pretty much the same feeling we have when we see a Shelby Cobra. However, as time passes on, the effect of snow becomes less of a novelty and more of a hassle. Snow angels are replaced with the chore of having to shovel snow on the streets, making it a tedious and tiring experience.
To some extent, that’s exactly what we feel with the Cobra. The first few times are awesome, blasting in and around streets at breakneck speeds with not a care in the world. That is until we realize the fact that this car comes with a 7.0-liter V8 engine. Yeah, it’s a gas-guzzling serpent and not exactly a healthy option for our wallets.
But what if we told you that you could have your cake and eat it too? No, we are not talking about the girls in the picture, but of an actual Cobra. Would you listen?
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Over in Japan, there’s a company that’s making the Baby Cobra. We’re dead serious. Looking exactly like it’s big brother, the Baby Cobra does have one caveat: with a tiny 660cc engine that’s been stripped out of a Suzuki Cappucino microcar, the Baby Cobra is not what you’d call fast, that is by Shelby Cobra standards. Where it lacks in unadulterated speed, it makes up for in fuel-efficiency, which is a pretty nice trade-off if we’re all about looking good in the car. The price tag for the Baby Cobra is at $40,000, which isn’t cheap by any measure, but certainly worth it enough for those who want a (replica) Cobra in their garage The best part is being able to drive it around town without worrying about maxing out the credit card at their local pump station.