The First American Race Car To Destroy Ferraris Was Amazing

Meet one of the greatest legends ever.

When Carroll Shelby claimed that he was going to go up against Ferrari on the race track, the world thought he was crazy. How could an American brand keep up with an Italian automaker with such rich heritage? That’s where the Shelby Cobra came in. With its incredible amount of power and lightweight design, the Shelby Cobra was a beast. But the car had one major problem: its limited top speed. To take on the mighty Ferrari, Shelby created a Cobra with an enclosed cockpit—the Shelby Daytona Coupe.

When the Shelby Daytona Coupe was introduced, the car broke numerous records and ate Ferraris for breakfast. The six Shelby Daytona Coupes that were built are legendary race cars that proved anything’s possible.

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