2009 Superformance MkIII-R Edition
What happens when you take the most sought after 1965 licensed reproduction Cobra replica and shoehorn in an engine built by a company that has more Ford wins than any other manufacture? You get the Roush/Superformance Special Edition MKIII-R!
The Roush/Superformance Special Edition MKIII-R was built specifically to tour the country and represent the bread and butter of what Roush Performance Engines and Superformance LLC have to offer. The plan was to build a one off display vehicle, but the project’s high interest quickly changed everyone’s mind and suddenly the car was slated for production. The Special Edition car was introduced to the public at the 2007 SEMA show in Las Vegas Nevada. The MKIII-R showed the public what it has always wanted to see – two industry leaders working together to produce the best of both worlds, a stunning double diamond with the roar of a lion under the hood. A car that is truly pleasing to all of your senses!
The Roush components will be available as an upgrade package that will be sold separately from the standard Superformance MKIII roadster. The interior features a set of Roush embroidered leather seats, unique gauges, billet short-throw shifter, Roush embroidered floor mats, dual gauge pod, and a serialized plaque. Customers can choose from a variety of Roush crate motors including the 427 IR V8 that is dyno tested at 576 horsepower and comes with a 2-year/24,000 mile warranty.
The Show Car
The MKIII-R started its journey in South Africa, where it was built completely minus the engine and transmission by Hi Tech Automotive RSA and shipped Hillbank Motor Corp. After 5 weeks on the water it arrived at Hillbank and was quickly sent over to Exotic where it began the transformation process.
The Exotic crew first removed all of the chrome factory trim pieces including the windshield, hood and trunk latches, headlight rings, quick jacks, all the way down to the Tonneau cover rivets and roll bar and sent them out to be coated in a black chrome finish. With the help of our sponsors (Roush, GTP, Wilwood Engineering, Tremec, American Racing, Sube Sport, Michelin USA, and Snake Power Performance) this vehicle was well on its way to its new transformation!
-2007 Superformance MKIII chassis
-Monza red paint with dark silver Le Mans stripes and black pen stripes
-Limited slip differential.
-Billstein shocks and custom H & R springs.
-Heavy duty TIG welded ladder frame chassis with crumple zones.
-Custom Wilwood upgraded power- assisted vented disc brakes. 4 pot calipers.
-Heater and defogger.
-American Racing 18” pin drive wheels.
-Hand laminated fiberglass body with reinforcing inserts.
-Original style Smith gauges.
-Original style Lucas switches.
-Safe Craft fire suppression system.
-Ceramic coated headers and side pipes.
-Custom floor mats.
-Custom Roush engraved wind wings.
-Cobra seats with custom embroidery.
-4 point harness seat belts.
-Black chrome trim.
-Tri pod head lamps.
-Soft top and tonneau cover.
-Stainless steel 17 gallon pressure tested fuel tank.
-Roush 427 IR dry sump motor:
-2 year/24,000 mile warranty
-Hard coat anodized billet covers
-Tremec 5 speed transmission.
-Oil cooler and braided hoses.
|type||Series Production Car|
|built at||Irvine, California, USA|
|engine||Roush 427 IR w/Dry Sump Lubrication|
|power||429.5 kw / 576 bhp|
|bhp/weight||476.96 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Fibreglass Body w/Steel Ladder-Type Frame|
|driven wheels||RWD w/LSD|
|wheel type||Halibrand Style American Racing 18 Inch|
|front tires||255/60 R15|
|rear tires||275/60 R15|
|front brakes||Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|rear brakes||Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|steering||Rack & Pinion|
|f suspension||Unequal A-Arms w/H & R Coil Springs over Billstein Telescopic Shock Absobers, GTP Sway Bars|
|r suspension||Unequal A-Arms w/H & R Coil Springs over Billstein Telescopic Shock Absobers, GTP Sway Bars|
|curb weight||1207.64 kg / 2660 lbs|
|wheelbase||2286 mm / 90 in|
|length||3860.8 mm / 152 in|
|width||1752.6 mm / 69 in|
|height||1219.2 mm / 48 in|
|transmission||Tremec 5-Speed Manual|
|fuel capacity||64.34 litres or 17 gal.|