We all lost a legend today, and anybody associated with the car industry felt the death of Carroll Shelby and expressed their gratitude through social media. Gearheads aren't the only ones showing their appreciation, though. Lupe Fiasco took to his account to tweet a picture of his Daytona Coupe and tell his followers why he'll miss Shelby.
The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX9000), named due to its creation for the Daytona race, were made as a more aerodynamic Cobra. Peter Brock helped design the body that was paired with the Cobra chassis. It made its debut in 1964 and in 1965 won eight of 11 races that it entered. It was also the first and only American-made car to win the World Manufacturer's Championship for Grand Touring Racecars.
Carroll Shelby was an American race car driver who went on innovate street cars and race cars to the highest degree.— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) May 11, 2012
The Ford Mustang GT500, the legendary AC Cobra Roadster, the Dodge Viper and with the assistance of Pete Brock the amazing Daytona Coupe!!!— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) May 11, 2012
Carroll Shelby is a legend and his legacy will live on through what he did best...hands down some of the most extraordinary cars on earth!— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) May 11, 2012