With Carroll Shelby back at Ford, the team reinterpreted the legendary Cobra with a roadster concept. But instead of a big-block V8, the 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra took inspiration from another modern Cobra successor – the Dodge
Viper – and packed a 6.4-liter V10 with 645 horsepower. The chassis was borrowed from the Ford GT, which by that time was already in (limited) production, but obviously heavily modified for a front-engine/rear-drive layout and smaller proportions. The concept appeared at the 2004 Detroit show, but of course never made production.