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Thumbs up will there be a 25th anniversary FF Cobra? Maybe MkV ?

curious minds want to know... well, I do - I'll be turning 50 next year and may make a nice present to myself

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25th Anniversary

The trend would indicate that there will be a 25th anniversary. Great way to sell another 25 roadsters quickly. The last time Dave Smith addressed the Mk4 he indicated that there will not be an Mk5 and that the Mk4 is the final revision. Of course things change with time so no guarantees.

15th anniversary Mk4

followed by

20th anniversary Mk4

followed by

25th anniversary Mk4 (more than likely)

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OK, you guys are officially killing me... Just last night at a local cruise-in, two different people asked me what my next project would be.
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Remember that tease about the front engine GTM (for lack of a better name) a while back? The one where they are using VR to do the design? That is your next project. Like how I spend your money?
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ok - so maybe not a MKV

maybe a good overhaul of the instruction manual instead so everyone doesn't keep running into these types of things...

@The reason everyone is telling you not to permanently attach panels is it will make other tasks much harder than they need to be.
Brake and fuel lines, wiring, all easier with less panels on the car.

Hopefully you haven’t installed the cockpit back walls, the trunk has to go in first, the manual is out of order on this. Don’t install the trunk or back wall yet or it will make brake and fuel lines as well as wiring really hard and not much fun.;

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curious minds want to know... well, I do - I'll be turning 50 next year and may make a nice present to myself

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The MkIV and it's options have changed quite a bit since their inception, like the IRS and such.

No need for a MkV, but also, getting a new MkIV isn't the same as getting an old one from 2011.



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How about an OPEN HOUSE like there used to be. Get all the new and old builders together to compare themselves to their fellow builders. Where workmanship is judged by their peers. If your building or thinking about building there are no two cars built the same and a plateau of ways to build are there to see. Regards Bill
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I'm sure Dave is smart enough to do a 25th anniversary edition. They are constantly doing updates. I also don't see a need for a MKV.

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What exactly might be improved for the MKV?
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What exactly might be improved for the MKV?
creature comfort model:
firewall forward design, includes heater AND glovebox
ABS & Launch Control option
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bring back the 30-inch mufflers
all the other optimizations
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If FFR and Crew do an Open House again like in the past years. They will introduce a whole new Kit. And it just might be the GTF Concept Car. Although it might be at SEMA this year first.
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bumping this - when is the actual anniversary date?

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There is a 25th edition car... I believe it’s common knowledge by now. It’s gonna be SWEEEET!
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+1 on the manuals.
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Look for an unveiling in the fall.

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I dearly hope they don't modernize the car to the point where it more resembles a resto-mod.

I'm all for like modern touches such as 18" wheels, but there is one particular Cobra company - I won't say who - they make Cobras that are so ugly I can't even look at them. Diamond-stitched interiors, embroidered logos everywhere, foam-covered rally style steering wheels - just way way WAY overdone.

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ooh like here? https://www.factoryfive.com/wp-conte...ual-rev-4o.pdf

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With the little changes described, I suggest it be called a MK4.1 as was done with the update to the MK3.

Interesting nothing was said about the front sway bar? Curious if it is included or just part of the prototype. It looks to be a worthy update to the STD MK4.

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Interesting nothing was said about the front sway bar? Curious if it is included or just part of the prototype. It looks to be a worthy update to the STD MK4.
Didn't watch the videos that closely, but front and rear sway bars are specifically mentioned as included in the 25th Anniversary Roadster write-up on Factory Five's website. These were also included on the 20th Anniversary, and have been available as options since. So not a big add. The Roadster chassis has included front sway bar mounts as standard for several years now. They're essentially a bolt-on for anyone with that version frame. Rear sway bars from Factory Five, as far as I know, are only available for IRS. Requires added bolt-on mounts.

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