I drove my friend's original 60s Cobra for about 1/2 hour.
After that, I needed a 20 minute nap.
Raucous car, a bit unwieldy, did not test its outright speed.
Friend said that Cobras won races due to hp/wt ratio, clearly not handling.
Pointed out the the 427s won little or none (?) and that all the important victories were with the smaller engine.
Drove a friend's Factory Five cobra. Wasn't set up, but didn't seem that fact or a good handling car. As I said, not tuned nor aligned. He still has it, 13 yrs on.
My Cobra replica handled every bit as well as my Elise. It was a beast though. It was so loud you could not carry on a conversation with a passenger, and you really had to feather the throttle, especially coming out of corner. It didn't take much to get it pointed the wrong direction.