2006 Weineck Cobra 780 cui Limited Edition
Bad Gandersheim, Germany, is the home of Weineck Engineering, manufacturer of the world's most powerful, strongest and best accelerating road - legal car. Highly visible: The gigantic airscoop of the engine bonnet is really a necessity since it and the engine bonnet cover V8 with a cylinder capacity of 780 cui (or 12.9L).
The first turn of the key activates a gigantic high-pressure fuel pump. To tromp and release the accelerator pedal means more than half a litre of finest nutrition (fuel) have arrived inside the ultra high-performance carburetor system to feed the devil, that is Weineck's custom milled V8 engine. The next turn activates the gigantic starter motor to spin the crankshaft resulting in an latent idle of 1,000rpm.
Even up to 4,000 rpm, the Weineck Cobra 780 cui Limited Edition accelerates faster than any other supercar when fully driven. The accelerator pedal always has to be operated very gently and with respect. The world's most powerful, strongest & best accelerating road-legal car and its absent of aids from the digital era like ASR, ESP, ABS etc.
Above 5,000rpm the engine delivers its world record torque of 1300 ft.lbs (1,760 Nm) at 5,600rpm. It's more like Sol 5 on Starship Enterprise! The rev. limiter is set to cut in at 8,000 rpm and the engine reaches its maximum power of 1,100 hp at 7,000 rpm. Infact, the engine revs faster than the classic Smith instrumentation can follow!
From 0-300 km/h (186 mph) in just 10 seconds! That is, of course, not only possible by using the strongest, naturally aspirated engine ever built for a road car.
Power is nothing without control! That's why the Weineck Cobra 780 cui Limited Edition is being built using a MIG welded, self-supporting tubular frame with a 4inch diameter to absorb very high torsion forces created by the engine. Additionally, its body is deep drawn from carbon composite materials for maximum rigidity.
Single wheel suspension including a continuously variable coil spring system in conjunction with a specially engineered Brembro brake system guarantees an individual set-up suiting individual driver's preferences resulting in high-precision driving and braking.
The 4-speed extra high-performance gearbox, driveshafts and rear axle (equipped with a 75% limited slip differential) are designed for more than 2,000Nm of torque!
The interior of the Weineck Cobra 780 cui Limited Edition will be designed individually to meet any customer's wishes. Normally, finest British leather is being used for the upholstery of the seats. All colours, pipings and sewings can be individually chosen. The rest of the passenger compartment is finished by using velours carpets. For the dashboard, classic Smith instruments are being used.
In case of rain, the car is equipped with a soft top to protect both the driver and the interior. If requested, a fixed hardtop is also available.
Each unit of the Weineck Cobra 780 cui Limited Edition is a unique masterpiece of German Engineering. Only 15 lucky individuals worldwide will be able to share the experince of 780 cui!
Story by Weineck Motorenbau, edited by Supercars.net
Auction Sales History
2005 Weineck Cobra 780 CUI Limited Edition 150312BW - sold for €61,600
The ultimate Cobra. One of only 15 produced. Massive power and incredible performance at 1,100 horsepower. Capable of 0–300 km/h in 10 seconds.
Auction Source: 2014 Paris by RM Auctions