1953 Wright Special Race Car Could Have Inspired the Shelby Cobra – Daniel Patrascu @autoevolution

It may look like it’s made to be soft, both physically and mechanically, but it’s not. This special race car, built on a Maserati chassis born before the second world war, reached back in 1957 quarter mile top speeds of 117 mph (188 kph).


What we have in front of our eyes is called the 1953 Wright Special Race Car, named so after Johnny Wright, the man responsible for coming up with the body of the car. A body that looks as if it’s made of Play-Doh, but is actually a hand-crafted aluminum piece that has a strange familiarity to it.


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