There were about 21,000 8 series produced worldwide. 1989-2001 makes it the longest in production "Failure" that I have ever heard of.
US years were 1991 thru 1997.
Around 7000 came to the US and it is estimated that less than 5000 are still on the road here.
The Cobra will probably remain stock (no supercharger) Have you ever driven a Cobra on wet roads? Remember I live in the Pacific NorthWet.