Some people dream of big things happening in their lives, other people make things happen that most would only dream about. Some people dream of traveling the world and experiencing the foods, the climate, the culture and the environment of places as far away as Mikonos, Greece, and San Jose, Costa Rica, others actually visit those far away locations. Instead of spending money on a rainforest-like zip lining experience in a place 45 minutes from home, others save the money they could have spent on mild adventures close to home and instead experience Costa Rica. Ten zip lines with 14 platforms which criss cross stretches of rainforest, the first cable starts from a ground platform and stretches 80 meters across Molinete River onto a Caobilla tree platform 12 meters above ground. From there, a 140-meter cable runs above and with the Limon rainforest canopy.
The same kind of adventurer who travels the world for Costa Rican zip lining excitement is exactly the kind of person who might be the auto enthusiast who doesn’t just dream of owning an AC Cobra Replica, but instead makes it happen.
The first 1975 Cobra Mark I and its prototype were fitted with the 260 cubic inch V8 Ford Windsor engine. In fact, the earlier version, an AC Cobra Coupe famously reached 186 mph (299 km/h) on a British motorway in 1964.
One of the big draws of the AC Cobra Replica line is the fact that it is more lightweight than many comparable roadsters and race cars. The lightweight version of the Cobra, which debuted at the 1990 Geneva Salon, was down to the impressive weight of 2,360 pounds, compared to the previous model weight of 2,620 pounds. With the decreased weight, the power was up to 370 hp when it was running 5,750 rpm. Some other performance driving cars, in comparison, can weigh up to 3,400 pounds and are unable to reach the same speeds because of weight.
Carroll Shelby, a custom roadster and muscle car aficionado, built 654 small-block Cobras and some 350 big-block versions between the years 1962 and 1968. As a result, many car enthusiasts are drawn to the AC Cobra Replica as the authentic replication car of choice.