The Story Behind the Shelby Cobra Daytona from Peter Brock Himself
All he wanted to know was, “Is it going to be faster?”
If you’ve ever wondered how the race winning, Ferrari killing, Shelby Cobra Daytona came to be, you’re going to want to press play. The folks at Hagerty had the chance to interview the designer Peter Brock back in 2012 and graced us with this historically important and heartfelt video from the legend himself.
Brock shares in depth how his 22-year-old-self applied design cues for the Shelby Cobra Daytona. From the lessons he learned working with the Stingray Corvette to the research he dug up from early German engineers, the success of the Shelby Daytona came at a dire time when the Shelby Company realized they had peaked the performance of their Cobra Roadster.
An interview about a legendary car with its designer like this is rare. This is a video you don’t want to skip.