1967 Shelby Cobra





Surname: Samson Opus

Class: Convertible

Origin: US USA

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Contributor: Mark0

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Twilight Sparkplug

2016-10-19 18:56
Speedevil wrote


There's a manufacturer in the game that sells cars based on a Nissan, a Ferrari and a Lincoln...


Hm well would you look at that,
Well that is a silly mistake by myself. I guess I just made a blunt assumption based off what I knew at the time, and previous mafia games had a parallel to real life type brands, hm Well I guess now all bets are off, I will look up other roadster type cars later and see what I can find.


BE Speedevil

2016-10-18 19:38
Twilight Sparkplug wrote


But still, the way it has the same in-game manufacturer name as a lot of other american cars, I still think it is more meant to represent a cobra like car.. In other words I cant see it being an exotic European car. Even it it does have elements of some.


There's a manufacturer in the game that sells cars based on a Nissan, a Ferrari and a Lincoln...


Twilight Sparkplug

2016-10-18 18:41
Automotive Gaming wrote
The front doesn't look like a Cobra one, look at it:
wallpapercave.com/wp/UPfurNz.jpg
The front scoop is seriously protruding
Also, there are no bumpers on Cobras, it has side exhausts while this one hasn't, and front fenders are widened on the Cobra, not on this one.


Well that is true, The car in the game has almost European looking bumpers. and it indeed has no side exhausts, This is why I said I believe it to be based on several cars, Shelby cobra, Ferrari 250 Spyder, and maybe some other European roadsters,

But on the side pipes, the picture you provided is of a later cobra, the first cobras did not have side exhausts, But on that they also did not have a hood scoop.

momentcar.com/images/ac-shelby-cobra-1962-1.jpg

But still, the way it has the same in-game manufacturer name as a lot of other american cars, I still think it is more meant to represent a cobra like car.. In other words I cant see it being an exotic European car. Even it it does have elements of some.

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TD Automotive Gaming

2016-10-18 18:10
The front doesn't look like a Cobra one, look at it:
wallpapercave.com/wp/UPfurNz.jpg
The front scoop is seriously protruding
Also, there are no bumpers on Cobras, it has side exhausts while this one hasn't, and front fenders are widened on the Cobra, not on this one.

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2016-10-18 18:10:36


KP Razor440

2016-10-18 13:11
Twilight Sparkplug wrote
Well due to the name, and styling or such, I agree on it being the original Cobra.
Now that I think about it. Listing multiple cars could get real complicated, real fast.


To be honest, that isn't a bad idea...


Twilight Sparkplug

2016-10-18 02:53
Well due to the name, and styling or such, I agree on it being the original Cobra.
Now that I think about it. Listing multiple cars could get real complicated, real fast.
US patridam

2016-10-18 02:33
Well nearly all of the vehicles in Mafia III take influences from more than one vehicle, but its our job to find which one is most dominant. If both of you agree (as do I) that the Cobra is the closest of the several sports cars of the era that the Opus is based on, then we should list it as a Cobra.


Twilight Sparkplug

2016-10-18 00:29
Well I agree with that,
Its just too bad there is no way to list cars that have had clear influence on said game car.


US Mel

2016-10-18 00:00
I'm aware that the rest of the car is completely different from the Jensen. I wasn't implying the 541 was the primary basis for the car. I was just saying the front end in particular is nearly identical.

Generally speaking, the Opus appears to be a combination of various 1960s sports cars. From the Jensen's front end, the Austin-Healey's two-tone paint scheme, the AC Cobra's coke bottle design, etc. The Cobra's front end is also pretty similar to this car's front, but I still think the Jensen is a bit closer when you consider the front bumper's design as well as the size and shape of the grille. With that being said, it's a bit difficult to say what car specifically the Opus is based on, but I have a feeling the Cobra is probably the closest we'll get.


Twilight Sparkplug

2016-10-17 20:47
Zordid wrote
but the rear is entirely different...


Also from a little looking into this, It apears that it was never made as a convertible, Or roadster. and according to the Jensen wiki only Two were converted into Convertible Coupes.

I'm going to say the whole car looks like a mixture between a Cobra, and a Ferrari 250 Spyder, Look that up and the rear is rather close.

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2016-10-17 20:51:23


DE Zordid

2016-10-17 20:19
but the rear is entirely different...


US Mel

2016-10-17 05:51
I'm sorry, but I'm convinced that the whole front end of this car was directly lifted from the Jensen 541. The only real difference being that they replaced the Jensen's "grille flap" with a proper grille.

www.joc.org.uk/images/541R.jpg


KP Razor440

2016-10-16 08:07
So...it's a Cobra?
US patridam

2016-10-12 00:50
Hakari wrote

Maybe it's meant to be Cobra but it doesn't look like one. Healey is a closer match if we are talking about the visual appearance. I guess this is how we identify cars here.


That would be your opinion.

The front is closer to the Cobra with the big fishmouth grille rather than vertical bars as with the Healey. The hood scoop is in the Cobra location; there's no side sweep as with the Healey; and there's massive "hips" behind the door as with the Cobra (the Healey is totally flat along the side). The rear and the taillights... look like neither. This also has a V8 engine sound and 3D model, not a 6 cylinder. And the damn thing has two seats without any space or mini-seats behind the front ones - again like the Cobra.


LB speedfreak975

2016-10-11 23:27
so basically an AC 289 disguised as an Austin Healey


PL Hakari

2016-10-11 23:03
patridam wrote
This drives like a muscle car, it's massively overpowered with a big V8 that makes the wheels spin all the time and it slides around in the corners. It's not meant to be an Austin Healey with a little engine, its meant to be a Cobra.

Maybe it's meant to be Cobra but it doesn't look like one. Healey is a closer match if we are talking about the visual appearance. I guess this is how we identify cars here.
US patridam

2016-10-11 22:39
This drives like a muscle car, it's massively overpowered with a big V8 that makes the wheels spin all the time and it slides around in the corners. It's not meant to be an Austin Healey with a little engine, its meant to be a Cobra.


RB Mark0

2016-10-11 17:55
It feels like US sport car. V8 sound, lot of wheel spin when you go full throttle.


KP Razor440

2016-10-11 17:22
Can anyone describe how the car feels?


ID GamerFIB7590

2016-10-11 10:41
I though it was a Peugeot 404 Cabriolet


TD Automotive Gaming

2016-10-10 23:54
+1 for the Austin-Healey


DE Zordid

2016-10-10 23:46
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8

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BE Speedevil

2016-10-09 13:07
Definitely a Triumph.
FR SolanaBogon

2016-10-09 09:38
Doesn't look too much like a Cobra to me, especially the rear pic
US patridam

2016-09-10 18:01
Eb's right about the name.
DZ EB

2016-09-10 01:56
In-Game car name: Samson Opus
stryder237

2016-08-20 19:50
I'm pretty sure that this pic confirms some sort of car customization. In the picture we can see some large racing tyres, a roll bar, splitler and spoiler. In the video you could see other models of the car without the spoiler and roll cage (too far to see in greater detail. In some videos you can also see a massive side-exit exhaust on Lincoln's car that doesn't appear in each video and is unlikely to come from the factory. Also, in the heists trailer there is the El Camino-esque truck with a bed cover and roll cage in the bed.
US carcrasher88

2016-08-19 03:06
Agreed, perhaps with some slight hints of Triumph TR6 in the grille and chrome front bumper?
JP Keitora

2016-08-19 00:04
AutoTracker wrote
Shelby Cobra?

Agree.
US AutoTracker

2016-08-18 22:19
Shelby Cobra?

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