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Old 8th January 2014, 22:51
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Old 9th January 2014, 12:56
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Old 9th January 2014, 13:14
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Old 10th January 2014, 10:36
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Have you checked out the new AC Cobra Mk. V1 GTSR 2014 model?

It has a few modern touches to it. Big front spoiler, hood scoop, led tail lights and a Ferrari Style rear diffuser and a 300K price tag ! Maybe some ideas from this could appear on the Tribute Kobra if people liked them. Although many will still prefer the original style.


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Old 10th January 2014, 11:26
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Have you checked out the new AC Cobra Mk. V1 GTSR 2014 model?

It has a few modern touches to it. Big front spoiler, hood scoop, led tail lights and a Ferrari Style rear diffuser and a 300K price tag ! Maybe some ideas from this could appear on the Tribute Kobra if people liked them. Although many will still prefer the original style.


Yes please! I love the more aggressive look and modern twist on this classic. It looks almost like the love child of a cobra and a modern Aston Martin.
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Old 10th January 2014, 12:16
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Yes, a lot of nice ideas. Would hope to stay away from the 300K price tag though
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Old 10th January 2014, 12:31
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It is a bit like what Donkvoort have done with the Lotus 7
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Old 10th January 2014, 15:15
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Can't wait to see a finished example!

Looks of a cobra with everyday drivability, sounds like a winner to me!

More pics please
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Old 11th January 2014, 13:46
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If Tribute can replicate this....

Then put me down for the 1st order!
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Old 11th January 2014, 18:59
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If many of you like the the AC Cobra Mk. V1 GTSR then check out this hi- tech modern version of another Cobra called the Iconic AC roadster.



Some might not be too keen on the lights but it really looks a mean machine.
Now, if Tribute can create a mix of the GTSR and the Iconic Roadster Im sure the will have a winner in their hands.

Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYc53lK3_OE
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Old 11th January 2014, 19:33
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Having purchased a Cobra body shell to use elements of in Geoff's BMW Z3 based 250 SWB project, it seemed logical to develop another kit in tandem.

An hour with the angle grinder has produced this:





And another couple of hours with Photoshop has produced this:



Thanks to Richard for the loan of his Z3 for the development. We are aiming for a March 2014 launch and a visit to Detling Show with a finished car.



It isn't that different from Chris' rendering, faired in at the front and wider arches are the main changes. It wouldn't take a huge amount of work.
Take a Z3M with its 330 bhp as a base and you would have the performance to match the looks.

Tempting, must finish my mx250 though.
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Old 11th January 2014, 20:45
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Don't need the wire wheels for the Kobra, it will have 19" alloys for a more modern twist....


It was always our intention to go with more "modern" styling features on the Kobra (German for Cobra BTW), I have always liked the BACKDRAFT COBRA, blacked out chrome, black alloys with low profiles, LED versions of traditional lights etc.

I really like the GTSR. We have the original Z3 front bumper/spoiler that Geoff has kindly donated from his SWB project, that has a good lower lip as a starting point. We also have moulds for an E Type Jag bumper that are similar to the splitters in the front air intakes. The rear spoiler looks very much like an MX5 one, have a couple of those. And this looks good for the diffuser:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-FIEST...item3a5e4ae8c1

Game on!

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Old 11th January 2014, 20:58
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When do you want a deposit chris!

the new fiat 500 has the round version LED headlights i think, with them being fiat may be cheap enough.
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Old 11th January 2014, 22:12
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When do you want a deposit chris!

the new fiat 500 has the round version LED headlights i think, with them being fiat may be cheap enough.
Was thinking more along the lines of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-Halo...item3f290e8217
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Old 11th January 2014, 22:17
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Was thinking more along the lines of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-Halo...item3f290e8217
How aboot these ones, eh? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-...item5d3b6db20e

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Old 11th January 2014, 22:45
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I thought I was almost finished building cars, I'm now on to campervans stop with the temptation, I want one. (AC cobra style front hard top fast back ona Z3)
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Old 11th January 2014, 23:15
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Having a read back to the start I see somebody has asked aboot removing the BMW windshield already, surely this is the way to go with this one,eh? I don't think the tall glass works well with this 1950/60's style. Although, with the depht of snow here in Canada maybe a good windshield, wipers, electric roof and AC would be a good idea? How cold is it in England?
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Old 12th January 2014, 08:12
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I feel the best part of the tribute kits are so they are a simple 'bolt on' kit that the everyday joe bloggs can build and still retain the practicallity of a daily use car. start choping windcreans and that just puts it with all the other 'sunday driver' kit cars.
I want to be able to use the car any time i want, wind, rain, snow and then just pop the roof down on a sunny day!
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Old 12th January 2014, 08:29
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Chris, do it. I too would buy the kit .
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Old 12th January 2014, 10:00
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Cheap donor...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-BMW-Z...item338978b8d1
I personally wouldnt go for a CAT C but its cheap enough
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