Barrett Jackson Auction Here is a group of Top $$ cars for 2022 Auction Scottsdale

 

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jan 12, 2022
and last updated 8:29 AM, Jan 12, 2022

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Scottsdale auction begins Jan. 22 at Westworld and vehicles of all kinds are up for grabs.

Whether you’re a fan of of-roading vehicles, classic muscle cars, top-of-the-line models, custom-built rigs, or rare racing c

Here are 11 of the top vehicles— including extremely rare cars — on the docket for the 2022 event, which runs through Jan. 30.

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 Brabus B63S 700 

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#1413.1  2014 MERCEDES-BENZ G63 AMG 6X6 BRABUS B63S 700

This off-road vehicle is like no other — six driven wheels, three rigid axles that can operate autonomously, and a turbocharged V8 engine.

It’s more than 8,000 pounds but can still hit 60 miles per hour in just over 7 seconds.

It was built in Austria and has spent most of its life in California.

1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356

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Lot #1397  1967 SHELBY COBRA 427 CSX 3356

This CSX 3356 Shelby Cobra was originally sold by Paradise Ford in Scottsdale in 1967. It was red and had a black interior, and was owned by numerous collectors.

In the early 1990s, it was fully restored and repainted blue with white stripes. It received upgrades like widened fender flares, a relocated battery, a revised dashboard and trunk, and more.

2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition

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 Lot #1389  2019 FORD GT HERITAGE EDITION

This Ford GT is inspired by a Le-Mans-winning car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon.

This 647HP engine boasts top speeds of over 216 miles per hour.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

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 Lot #1415 – 1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING

This red Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is one of 855 produced in 1955. Only 1,400 of these cars were made between 1954 and 1957.

Its first owner — the Ministry of Police in Havana, Cuba — received the vehicle in June 1955. It took first place in the 1957 Havana Gran Prix National Race and first place in record time at the IV Classic Havana Rally.

It was special-ordered in Strawberry Red Metallic paint but has since been repainted a similar color. It has factory beige leather interior and custom luggage.

2014 McLaren P1

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Lot #1413  2014 MCLAREN P1

The first hybrid supercar, the McLaren P1, sold out within months of orders opening.

This 2014 dealer-owned model was acquired by supercar collector Sam Lee who had McLaren Special Operations in the UK prepare this vehicle to meet US regulations.

The chassis 24/375 was repainted in Racing Chrome, has racing seats, surround sound, exposed carbon fiber, parking sensors, and is built for both road and track.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

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Lot #1405  2015 PORSCHE 918 SPYDER

This Porche 918 Spyder is one of only 918 produced. The premiere hybrid hypercar was one of the final 2015 918s delivered.

It has a total power output of 887HP and 944 ft/lbs of torque. An independent test showed the all-wheel car to go from zero to 60mph in 2.2 seconds.

This car has just 377 actual miles.

2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition

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 Lot #1389  2019 FORD GT HERITAGE EDITION

The limited-edition Ford GT features the famous Gulf Oil paint scheme and racing livery of the “Ford GT40 (Chassis #1075) that won the race in 1968 and 1969, making it the only postwar car to win the (Le Mans) race twice in a row.”

This car has interior accents also inspired by the Le Mans winner, a 647HP turbocharged V6 engine, and less than 20 actual miles.

1962 Shelby Cobra CSX 2032 “Lance Reventlow Cobra”

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Lot #1382  1962 SHELBY COBRA CSX 2032 “LANCE REVENTLOW COBRA”

This unique “Lance Reventlow Cobra” was the 32nd Cobra scheduled for production and one of only 73 fitted with the early 260ci Hi-Po V8 engine. It was invoiced to driver and heir to the Woolworth fortune Lance Reventlow in January 1963.

Carroll Shelby and Reventlow raced together on many occasions and it’s believed Reventlow ordered the car with “as many options as possible” to support Shelby.

This car sale will come with the first original rent check given to Reventlow Automobiles Inc. in 1962.

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1965 Shelby GT350 

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 Lot #1381  1965 SHELBY GT350

This #257 1965 Shelby GT350 was restored in 2019 so it could compete In the SAAC Shelby Concours judging process.

In July 2021, after extensive (and expensive) restoration, it earned the Concours Premier Award. In October 2021, it earned another Premier Award.

 

 

Barrett-Jackson to Auction 1973 DeTomaso Pantera in Scottsdale to benefit Barrow Neurological Foundation with Support from World-Renowned Superstars Bret Michaels and Sharon Stone

Lot 3004 - 1973 DeTomaso Pantera selling on Friday, January 28 to benefit Barrow Neurological Foundation.

Lot 3004 – 1973 DeTomaso Pantera selling on Friday, January 28 to benefit Barrow Neurological Foundation.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 4, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, today announced that a 1973 DeTomaso Pantera (Lot #3004) will cross the world-famous auction block during their 2022 Scottsdale Auction to benefit Barrow Neurological Foundation and their upcoming Neuro Night fundraising event. Accompanying the mid-engine Italian sports car on Friday, January 28, will be music icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bret Michaels, who is partnering with Barrett-Jackson to show his appreciation and to help promote the work being done at Barrow Neurological Foundation. Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Nobel Peace Summit Award Recipient and New York Times Best-Selling Author Sharon Stone is also participating in the promotion of the charity vehicle’s sale as the Neuro Night Honoree and a member of the Board of Trustees of Barrow Neurological Foundation.

                                 

Barrow_FoundLogo Blue_TextOnly“Helping raise funds and awareness for deserving charities has been a foundation of Barrett-Jackson dating back to the first-ever event held in 1967 that benefited the local Scottsdale library and community arts center,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Additionally, Sharon and Bret are longtime members of the Barrett-Jackson family and having them both help promote the sale of this Pantera for Barrow Neurological Foundation will surely make this charity auction one to remember as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary at the Scottsdale Auction.”

This black 1973 DeTomaso Pantera was donated by Bill Pope and Bob Lavinia, co-owners of the vehicle, who were thrilled to be able to support Barrow Neurological Foundation through this charity auction at Barrett-Jackson. It is powered by a 351 Windsor V8 engine topped with a pair of ported and polished Yates aluminum cylinder heads and produces an estimated 665 horsepower. The Italian sports car also has a 2.5-inch dropped floor pan and a pair of custom seats riding on a set of one-off custom wheels. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” of the 1973 DeTomaso Pantera.

“Every day, the innovative clinicians and scientists at Barrow Neurological Institute challenge accepted norms and constantly strive to find cures that will save lives,” said Katie Cobb, president of Barrow Neurological Foundation. “The generosity of our donors is the fuel for this success, and the donation of this spectacular sports car is just one example of their unprecedented commitment to raising funds to advance research and care for those suffering from the most challenging and debilitating neurological diseases.”

Board Chairs_FinalOne-hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction of this 1973 DeTomaso Pantera will go directly to Barrow Neurological Foundation in support of their upcoming Neuro Night. The star-studded and intimate fundraising event will celebrate the opening of Barrow’s brand-new global headquarters, the Barrow Neuroplex. The Barrow Neuroplex is an innovative, state-of-the-art facility that will be home to many of the most talented and lauded neurologists and neurosurgeons in the world. All proceeds from Neuro Night support Barrow Neurological Foundation’s effort to raise awareness and funds for patient care, medical education and research offered at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Barrow Neurological Institute is an internationally recognized leader in neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience research, treating patients with a wide range of conditions, including brain and spinal tumors, neuromuscular diseases, aneurysms, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cleft and craniofacial disorders, and concussion and brain injuries.

Neuro Night Honoree Sharon Stone is a survivor of a life-threatening brain aneurysm and stroke in 2001. A member of the Board of Trustees of Barrow Neurological Foundation, Stone credits Barrow Neurological Institute president and CEO, Michael T. Lawton, MD, for saving her life.

“The majority of people who go through what happened to me do not survive, let alone recover. I’m able to be here today walking and talking because of Dr. Lawton,” said Stone, expressing her gratitude for the Barrow physician.

World-renowned music icon, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bret Michaels will be on hand on Friday, January 28 when the Pantera crosses the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction to show his support for Barrow Neurological Foundation. Like Stone, Michaels also credits Barrow with saving his life following a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage in 2010. Two years later, Michaels designed, donated and opened the Bret Michael’s Hospitality and Music Room inside the Phoenix-based hospital to be enjoyed by both patients and their loved ones.

Pantera-004 (2)“I’m honored to be able to partner with Craig Jackson and Steve Davis at Barrett-Jackson to be able to give back to my good friends at Barrow, the hospital that helped to save not only my life, but Sharon’s and countless others,” said Michaels. “As a Type 1 Diabetic, brain hemorrhage survivor and someone who pushes his body to the limits both on and off stage, I have spent more than my fair share of time in hospitals. I know how important our healthcare workers, excellent medical care and great hospitals are. I couldn’t be more honored to be able to help support our frontline healthcare workers, the incredible neurosurgeons, research and education teams, entire staff and the patients at Barrow through this auction as well as through my Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music room at Barrow.”

For more information on Barrow Neurological Foundation and Neuro Night, scheduled for March 4, 2022, please visit SupportBarrow.org. To purchase tickets to the event, click here, and VIP packages are available here.

Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration and registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, including the opportunity to bid on this charity vehicle, may do so here. Those interested in consigning their own collector vehicle may do so here.

Electric super-cars are coming to Auction

Rare, Exotic Vehicles Including a 2014 McLaren P1, the World’s First Hybrid Supercar, are Headed to Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Scottsdale Auction

Lot #1413 - 2014 McLaren P1

Lot #1413 – 2014 McLaren P1

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 13, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is gearing up for its premier Scottsdale Auction with an unparalleled docket of rare supercars and exotic vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. Among the coveted vehicles that will be auctioned in Scottsdale is the world’s first hybrid supercar, a 2014 McLaren P1 (Lot #1413), as well as a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405), one of only 918 produced worldwide.

“The supercars crossing our block bring an elite level of exclusivity to our Scottsdale event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve curated some of the most enviable contemporary supercars and luxury exotic vehicles that are coveted by collectors worldwide. Among them are two of the world’s most desired hybrid supercars, a 2014 McLaren P1 and 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. Not only are these supercars rare, but they offer an exclusive ownership experience. Each of these will sell at No Reserve, giving our bidders the chance to become a part of an exclusive, VIP ownership club.”

This 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, #449 of just 918 produced, is headed to the 2022 Scottsdale Auction with No Reserve.

Lot #1405 – 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

The 2014 McLaren P1 (Lot #1413), is the world’s first hybrid supercar and is one of only 375 built worldwide. Commissioned to meet USA EPA and DOT requirements, the P1 is chassis 24 of 375 and is finished in McLaren Formula 1 racing team’s, “Racing Chrome.” It has an impressive 903 bhp with 727 bhp from the 3.8-liter Twin-Turbo V8 and 176 bhp from the electric engine, and is capable of 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph.

Engineered to compete against the McLaren P1, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405) is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine derived from the RS Spyder LMP2 racecar and paired with Porsche’s 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The V8 works in concert with two electric motors located on both the front and rear axles. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.

A trio of Ford GTs will each cross the Scottsdale Auction block at No Reserve, including the first 2020 Ford GT to be offered at Barrett-Jackson. The 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series (Lot #1399) is finished in Black and features an exposed carbon fiber center stripe. This GT is powered by its mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 660hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle. A limited edition 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot# 1389) has less than 20 miles on the odometer and features the famous Gulf Oil racing paint livery, along with exposed carbon-fiber accents for both the interior and exterior. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” of this 2019 GT. The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition (Lot #1417) has only 36 actual miles and is finished in Shadow Black paint with silver stripes and Frozen White No. 2 graphics on the hood and doors. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this 2017 Ford GT.

“All the modern supercars and exotics crossing the block represent the dream cars that hang on walls in bedrooms and garages around the worlds,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “These aspirational vehicles fuel the dreamers who grow up with a passion for cars and become members of the collector car community. I look forward to feeling the energy that will fill the arena when these supercars and modern luxury cars cross the auction block.”

A special ordered 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition Roadster (Lot #1345) is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine with an automatic transmission with 1,540 actual miles. The Final Edition SLS AMG GT was specifically made for Mercedes-Benz VIPs, with only 10 coupes and 10 roadsters allocated for North America.

The 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider (Lot #1343) is among the last naturally aspirated mid-engine V8 Ferraris. It is finished in Rosso Corsa with tan leather interior and is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 from the F136 family of engines. The 2019 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot #1379) is painted dark green metallic over a beige interior and is a one-of-one Force of Nature EARTH model and has only 56 delivery miles.

 

Powered by a 6.0-liter W12 engine with an automatic transmission and 5,279 actual miles, the 2018 Bentley GTC Supersports Convertible (Lot #1418) features many exclusive options and is one of only 710 examples built for the world. Unique to the U.S. market, the 2021 Audi R8 (Lot #1311) is one of 30 Panther Editions produced. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine and has only 2,053 miles.

Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration and registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction may do so here.

Other Super-car Electric to watch for.

The eight best electric supercars for 2021

While there are broad understandings of the hierarchy in power, price and performance in the sports, super and hypercar worlds there’s still a Wild West, frontier-like feel about their electric equivalents. Ahost of manufacturers are making bold claims about million-pound, all-electric hypercars with 2,000PS, 0-62mph in under two seconds and range to take you to the moon and back. Some of them you’ll have heard of, some of them are new players, but anyone with a whiff of realism will understand it’s easy to send out a press release with impressive stats and a few digitally enhanced pics to grab some headlines but rather more difficult to see it through to successful market launch.

We’ve tried to weed out the dreamers from our selection, the cars you see here hopefully credible contenders in the near-future of fully electric hypercars. These should all be around in 2021, but with electric supercars it is sometimes hard to tell.

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Electric Plane 440 miles less then 30 min to recharge. Similar to gas version of P180 Avanti EVO

Eviation’s out-of-this-world-looking all-electric aircraft Alice was out in the open this week as it underwent engine testing leading up to its first flight. According to its manufacturer, the “world’s first all-electric commuter aircraft” could take to the skies after just several days’ more testing.

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Alice was spotted this week at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO), north of Seattle, Washington, where it performed engine testing in preparation for upcoming high-speed taxi tests. Aviation photographer Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren of JDL Multimedia snapped some great images of Alice as it went about its ground-testing preparations, which The War Zone subsequently obtained.

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Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay told FLYING Magazine on Monday that while the company doesn’t want to commit to a first flight date yet, he feels they are only “five to six [nice weather] testing days away from starting the flight campaign.” According to Global Aviation Resource, however, the tests did not go well. The site reported that the plane’s second engine refused to start during this week’s test, triggering a shutdown of the first engine.

Bar-Yohay released a video on Twitter of a separate low-speed taxi test conducted in December 2021 featuring a caption that compared Eviation’s efforts with the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight in 1903.

An early configuration of Alice made its first appearance at the Paris Air Show in 2019, at which time the company claimed the aircraft could reduce carrier maintenance and operating costs by up to 70%. Eviation’s all-electric aircraft features a fly-by-wire system made by Honeywell and is powered by high-energy-density batteries that feed two tail-mounted 640-kilowatt magni650 motors manufactured by MagniX that push five-bladed propellers, which will hopefully give the plane a maximum cruise speed of 250 knots.

In its ‘commuter’ configuration, seen in these recent engine tests, the aircraft can accommodate nine passengers and a crew of two. Eviation is also planning an ‘executive’ configuration that seats six passengers in larger, more luxurious seating, and a “cargo” configuration that includes forward and aft doors offering access to a 450-cubic-foot, temperature-controlled continuous cargo bay.

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Alice is designed to boast a maximum range of 440 nautical miles and carry a maximum payload of 2,500 pounds. Alice’s total maximum take-off weight is 16,500 pounds, and its service ceiling is around 32,200 feet. The company claims Alice requires just 30 minutes of charging time per flight hour, meaning it could be recharged while unloading and loading cargo or passengers.

The now-refined Alice airframe features a T-tail, high aspect ratio straight wings with winglets, and unique front-facing propellers mounted on nacelles that attach to the aircraft’s empennage via aft-mounted pylons. The aircraft’s domed-shaped fuselage features a sleek, highly elongated design giving Alice an almost spaceship-like appearance. The overall design is clearly highly optimized for efficiency, something every electric aircraft will need to strive for in order to overcome the technology’s current limitations.

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Global logistics firm DHL announced a provisional order for 12 Alice cargo craft last year, writing that the company had “found the perfect partner with Eviation” with whom they can “take off into a new era of sustainable aviation.” Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said the order fits with the company’s “audacious goal to transform the aviation industry and create a new era with electric aircraft,” claiming that the agreement shows “the electric era is upon us.” The CEO told CNBC that Alice could fit into existing logistics route networks, enabling a “nearly seamless” transition to electric aircraft for parcel and cargo operators.

It’s too early to tell if the “electric era” is truly upon us just yet, but some market analysts predict the electric aircraft market could total close to $10 billion by 2027. That may be conservative if Alice, which represents a huge leap forward, is successful in delivering on its promises.

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Dozens of other aerospace manufacturers, including the biggest ones in the business, are developing or funding their own electric aircraft designs. Airbus currently has a variety of all-electric demonstrators in its portfolio and has conducted a number of successful flights including one across the English Channel in 2015. Boeing and JetBlue funded the all-electric aircraft startup Zunum Aero in 2017, but that venture resulted in nothing but lawsuits. In 2020, Cessna flew an all-electric version of its 208B Grand Caravan in a 30-minute demonstration, although that aircraft was so heavily modified to fit its lithium batteries and cooling systems aboard that passengers could not even fit inside. “Yeah, I couldn’t fit a person in that aircraft. There was not even an attempt to put the batteries in a more convenient place,” MagniX CEO Roei Ganzarski said about the flight. “This specific eCaravan was designed as a flying testbed.”

While the FAA has yet to certify any electric propulsion systems, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency certified the world’s first in 2020: the Pipistrel Velis Electro, a two-seater designed for daytime pilot training. The Danish Armed Forces have already signed up to lease two Velis Electros, which are being used for pilot training as part of a study into more environmentally friendly aircraft fleets.

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The Pipistrel Velis Electro.

There are doubts about how widespread the use of electric aircraft could be in the near future, given the limitations on energy density in today’s battery technologies. The types of batteries being eyed for electric aircraft contain a small fraction of the energy by weight that aviation fuel has, meaning electric aircraft are still strictly limited to shorter flights of a few hours or less. While there are some new battery technologies on the horizon that could hold promise, we likely won’t see transcontinental electric flights just yet.

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Still, electric air travel has to start somewhere. Even if all-electric commercial aircraft are limited to shorter commuter routes and cargo flights for the first several years (or longer), industry experts and private aerospace firms could gather valuable data that should help further refine the technology and develop the infrastructure necessary to support electric aircraft.

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The Eviation Alice used in recent engine tests.

And really, Alice represents much more capability than just ‘starting somewhere.’ If electric-powered flight takes off and rapidly evolves anywhere near as fast as we have seen in the electric car space, it could totally revolutionize aviation. This is especially true for general aviation, which has struggled to grow its ranks due to the high financial barrier to entry and increasing operational costs of general aviation aircraft. In other words, electric fixed-wing aircraft could usher in a renaissance of sorts for private aviation. What it could do for the commercial side of things may take more time, but it could become equally if not even more impactful in that space. There are also major military applications for some of this technology, as well.

With this in mind, the success of Alice could be a big springboard into mainstreaming electric aircraft, and judging by these shots of the design in the flesh, it sure looks the part of a technological revolutionary.

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Intel says its most powerful new chips can go head-to-head with Apple’s M1-series processors.

Although many other major tech companies withdrew from having a physical presence at CES 2022, Samsung stayed the course. A t this year’s show, it made a bunch of announcements and revealed an array of products, including the Galaxy S21 FE, a slightly more budget-friendly version of the Galaxy S21.

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Superformance MKIII-E Electric Cobra First Drive: More Proof EVs Can Be Badass

The future of hot rodding is here, and it’s as gnarly as ever.

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There’s a train of thought in automotive enthusiast circles that says electric vehicles can’t be hot rods, and there’s no way you can have traditional fun with cars powered by an electric motor. Electric cars are boring golf carts, the reasoning goes, and putting an electric motor in a classic car would certainly ruin its character. Right? Well, punch our car person cards, but the Superformance MKIII-E all-electric Shelby Cobra replica is fun as hell.

Fact is, EV naysayers are having to move the goalposts as more high-performance models appear. You can’t say they’re slow anymore, not when Teslas are setting production car acceleration records. You can’t claim they can’t corner when Porsche is making electric sport sedans that slaughter mountain roads. But those are big, heavy family cars, right? Where’s the lightweight EV sports car, the EV hot rod? It’s hiding in plain sight.

Outwardly, there’s no giveaway the Superformance MKIII-E prototype is an EV. The SAE J1772 plug hides under the classic chrome gas cap, and there’s no hood scoop or side pipes. But not all Cobras have hood scoops and side pipes (hot-take alert: Earlier 289 Cobras look better than later 427 Cobras). The MKIII-E blends the best of both generations, pairing the earlier cars’ cleaner appearance with the later cars’ open grille and fender flares.

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What Is This?

Peek in the cabin, and you realize something is up. There’s a center stack now, and it’s got a screen in it. More than that, the oddball rearward-mounted shifter is gone. Look closer, and the tachometer goes to 14,000 rpm. Look really closely, and the gauges have special MKIII-E logos with the charging cable making a circle around the car’s silhouette.

Turn the key, and you’ll either think the starter’s busted or, hey, is this thing electric? As of right now, the shifter is on the touchscreen, but Superformance tells us that’s a prototype thing. The screen looks out of place in a car originally designed nearly 70 years ago, so it’s getting tossed in favor of mechanical gear-selection push buttons. Battery state-of-charge info is already handled by an analog gauge that replaces the fuel gauge.

Drop the hammer, though, and there’s no doubt about what’s going on. The MKIII-E is damn quick, and all you hear is the rush of wind and a bit of gear whine. It just goes. According to Superformance bosses Lance and Ashton Stadler, it’s the quickest Cobra they’ve ever built, and they haven’t finished tuning it yet.

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In fact, at the time we drove the Superformance MKIII-E Cobra prototype, it was fresh off the truck from GoTech Performance, the Florida-based engineering outfit building electric powertrains for Superformance. There, the rear axle is replaced with a Tesla Model S P100D’s rear motor. (It’s under an optional plexiglass window in the trunk that looks cool but is nearly impossible to clean.) Under the hood, frame crossmembers are rearranged and 31.2 kWh of LG Chem lithium-ion batteries are mounted. It sounds like a lot of equipment, but according to Superformance, the MKIII-E Cobra is about 100 pounds lighter than the company’s conventional 427 V-8 model.

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Per the cockpit screen, the motor makes 302 kW/405 hp, or just 20 hp less than an original 427 Cobra. The company says torque comes in at 1,500 lb-ft, but we suspect that’s a wheel-torque number, not motor torque. A Tesla Model S P100D rear motor makes 503 hp and 525 lb-ft, and power is a mathematical function of torque. The good news is, Superformance still can turn up the wick for production cars.

Not that it really needs to. The MKIII-E Cobra is already nuts, in a way even gas-powered Cobras aren’t. Even 289 Cobras feel ridiculously overpowered, like a bathtub with a V-8. This one has full torque (of whatever quantity Superformance settles on) at any and all rpm, making it an absolute monster in a straight line.

How’s It Drive?

Even with instantaneous torque available, the electric motor doesn’t blow the rear tires off the car. That’s mostly because Superformance and GoTech wisely fitted it with Nitto NT555R street-legal drag radials. Even cold, the Nittos have so much grip you’ll just push the locked front tires along if you try to do a brake stand; the only way you’re making smoke is with a rolling burnout, and that’s not something to be taken lightly in this car.

There’s still no traction control. No stability control. There are no bumpers on this bowling alley. You take aim, wing it down the lane, hope you don’t end up in the gutter, and let the pins fall where they may. Just be ready to back out of it, because by the time you really break the rear tires loose, you’re already approaching freeway speeds and any crown in the road will make the rear end walk. Don’t try to be a hero and drive through it. Just back out—before you back into a tree at 70 mph.

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Drag radials though they may be, the NT555Rs have a ton of grip, and you can absolutely whip the Superformance MKIII-E into a corner if you’re brave enough. Thing is, this is still a replica of a 70-year-old car; the cowl shake is hilarious at speed. There are no windows. The doors are hollow, backless shells, and the lap belts and bucket seats (true buckets with no headrests) are hardly the pinnacle of automotive safety technology. This prototype doesn’t even have the optional roll hoop behind the driver’s seat. Hell, it still has the massive transmission tunnel that forces you to sit twisted in the seat with your legs pointing off toward the front-left tire, even though the transmission is now integrated with the motor in the trunk.

Because of all this, rounding a good corner feels like a hair-on-fire adventure at any speed. Just following our lead-footed photographer in her rental Corolla down a good road was a wild ride. When there’s nothing but paper-thin glass and bodywork between you and the world, the sensation of speed and the threat of danger are duly elevated. With this kind of instantaneous acceleration available, if you’re not careful with the pedal, the thought this car could really get away from you is always present.

Although it’s clear the Superformance MKIII-E Cobra is capable of so much more, it’s equally clear you’d want to wear a helmet, minimum. Don’t skip arm day, either, because it employs a manual steering rack despite the fancy electronics under the hood. Really, the only difference between this and a classic Cobra is this one is faster and quieter.

The Big Picture

That right there is the draw. The Stadlers say they were stunned by customer interest in an EV version of their cars, so much so they’re working on electrifying their Daytona Coupe and GT40 replicas, too, and making the Daytona Coupe a dual-motor all-wheel-drive model. This from guys with gasoline in their blood.

Superformance MKIII E Electric Cobra Prototype 3

“I was one of those guys totally against electric cars,” Ashton Stadler says in Superformance’s marketing materials. “I said I wanted to die never having driven an electric car.”

What changed? Getting dusted by a Tesla in a stoplight drag in one of his V-8 Cobras.

“The power and performance, you cannot deny in these [electric] cars,” he continues. “The acceleration is crazy, mind-blowing.”

More than that, he realized, in addition to losing the race, he was making a ton of noise and attracting every cop in town. When he talked to customers, he heard the same thing. They were tired of pissing off the neighborhood every time they took their cars out. They were tired of attention from cops looking to write sound-ordinance tickets. They didn’t want to get rid of their V-8 Cobras, they just wanted another option. They wanted quieter and faster.

Next Steps

Of course, you must have money. A Superformance MKIII with a 427 V-8 goes for about $110,000; the MKIII-E will sticker for something like $180,000 when the first cars are delivered. Part of that is because the chassis must be shipped to GoTech for the motor and battery install.

Superformance MKIII E Electric Cobra Prototype 45Superformance MKIII E Electric Cobra Prototype 45

Before customer cars start rolling out, though, there’s still work to be done. Right now, the 31.2-kWh battery is good for about 100 miles of range, and that’s not enough. The goal is to get it up to between 150 and 200 miles, which will involve more batteries tucked here and there, perhaps in the now-empty enormous transmission tunnel. The company also wants to integrate DC fast-charging capability so you can stop at a public fast charger to top up without waiting hours for a Level 2 charge.

More important, the Superformance MKIII-E Cobra proves hot rodding’s future is alive and well in the electric age. It even follows the tried-and-true Shelby formula of stuffing a ridiculously powerful motor in a little British coupe, and it’s hardly sacrilegious as Carroll Shelby oversaw the development of an electric-car prototype before his death in 2012.

If you’re an old-school enthusiast ready to flip the switch to EV hot rodding—and if you have a small house’s worth of money to burn—you should put your name down sooner rather than later. Thanks to the fact the Superformance MKIII-E Cobra uses the same chassis and body as the standard MKIII, the backlog of orders for gas-powered cars means it’ll be September 2022 before the first MKIII-E reaches a customer. The good news is, that’s plenty of time to make it even more bonkers.

4.2 Million for the Original 1966 Bat mobile.George Barris talks

This is a vid capture( this video was captured off the Barret Jackson website and was originally 720p but Youtube has downgraded that to 240p in the last year or so no idea why) of the live auction for the original #1 1966 Batmobile built by George Barris for the 1966 Batman tv series. This was the #1 car the car built from the 1955 Lincoln Futura prototype car. It had been owned by George since it was built for the show.. this is the first time it was ever put up for sale publicly. The car sold for the hammer price of 4.2 million but with the buyers premium of 10% it came up to a total of 4.62 million. I am now turning off comments due to people being trolls and making stupid comments not needed.. If you are a fan of the 1966 Batmobile then Awesome.. if you came here whine complain etc not happening anymore. An update for people actually interested.. 2 years ago the car was resold privately to Dave Anderson who already owns the #2 Batmobile in his collection and the car is under a full restoration back to how it was when the tv series was filmed all of the stuff that was changed and added onto it since the filming of the show has been removed and it will be back to its original state as it was in 1966.