The Roush/Superformance Special Edition MKIII-R was built to tour the country and represent the bread and butter of what Roush Performance Engines and Superformance LLC have to offer. The special edition was introduced to the public at the 2007 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Roush components will be available as an upgrade package that will be sold separately from the standard Superformance MKIII roadster. The engine is capable of developing 576 horsepower and transferring all output to the wheels through a Tremec 5-speed transmission.
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!
Now Available for Purchase:
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.
Superformance LLC, the leader in "Licensed Reproduction" replica and continuation component chassis of the 1960`s. As one of the first players in the industry, Superformance has over 20 independent dealers throughout the world including Europe, Africa, and Australia. Superformance has earned the reputation of being the best through their relentless attention to detail, quality, craftsmanship, fit, finish, and customer service. Superformance teamed with Hi-Tech Automotive RSA (the world`s largest specialty car production facility with more than 600 craftsmen and associated employees in their 400,000 square foot build facility located in South Africa) has built over 4000 rolling component chassis to date.
Roush Performance Engines, a division of Roush Industries and better known to the general public as Roush Fenway Racing has been producing complete performance crate "street engines" since 2003 and currently has over 15 different combinations from mild to wild to choose from.
Hillbank Motor Corporation is Southern California`s Superformance licensed reproduction replica and Shelby continuation vintage racing and component chassis dealer. Hillbank has the largest selection and inventory of complete "turn-key minus" MKIII`s, Cobras, Daytona Coupes, and GT40`s on the West Cost and is a premier retailer of the top name brand and genuine aftermarket American Muscle performance parts & accessories.
Exotic Auto Restorations is a well respected installation center for Hillbank Motor Corp. Exotic specializes in custom fabrication of classic vintage race cars, early & late model Mustangs, and show quality vehicles. Owner, George Cunha and his crew have over 26 years of experience in and around the custom fabrication and restoration industry. Exotic holds numerous awards with their show winning cars and has recently been seen on Hot Rod TV.
Hillbank Motor Corp collected all the pieces of this performance puzzle and began to align the stars for this new venture. Once the pieces were all collected, Hillbank called on Exotic Automotive Restorations to masterfully assemble the dream 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 pin stripes
Limited slip differential
Billstein shocks and custom H & R springs
GTP sway bars
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:
o 576 HP
o 2 year/24,000 mile warranty
o Hard coat anodized billet covers
o Tremec 5 speed transmission
o Oil cooler and braided hoses
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