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.

Source: Baby-Cobra

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  (702) posted on 06.9.2011

Is this a production or an auctioned car? Well, I guess this is collaboration of modern engine and classic look. However, the power output is not that impressive.

  (460) posted on 06.9.2011

Is the word “baby” has something to do with the girls in this picture? Those car girls looks like a high school student!However, I think it should be better not to consider buying this car for its kind of gas guzzler.

  (815) posted on 05.24.2010

Genuine shelby corba is rare and barely hard to find. Well of course this is just an alternative with much lower engine HP of course.

  (512) posted on 05.23.2010

Interesting idea, but needs a k20, 1.3L Hayabusa, 2ZZ-GE, b18c, etc at the smallest.

  (1023) posted on 05.20.2010

Lovely... but the problem with the cobra is it’s handling. It’s suspension are not that good.

  (367) posted on 05.19.2010

Is this the genuine baby cobra? To be honest, This thing is rare and very hard to find. You can find it on craiglist once in a bluemoon.

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