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Shelby Cobra 427 S/C specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 1136 kg (2504 lbs)
Power / weight 433 ps (427 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 573 Nm (423 lb-ft) / t
Origin country United States
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Top speed 300 kph (186 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.8 s
0 - 200 kph 13.0 s
0 - 100 mph 9.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 7.9 s @ 88.9 mph
1/4 mile 12.0 s @ 119.9 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.2 s
0 - 100 mph - 0 12.3 s

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Shelby Cobra 427 S/C acceleration graph


Engine type 427 V8
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci)
Power 492 ps (485 bhp / 362 kw)
Torque 651 Nm (480 lb-ft)
Power / liter 70 ps (69 hp)
Transmission 3-Speed
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

Laptimes 3

Track Time
Laguna Seca (post 1988) 1:44.46
Nürburgring Nordschleife BTG 7:48.00 est
Tsukuba 1:05.80 est

Cobra 427 S/C rivals

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BR2+  4m ago

Those are absolutely insane times for 1965, Thats faster then Bmws fastest car 40 years later!! Really amazing.

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hostboy  4m ago

There is no 3-speed Cobra 427.

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hostboy  7m ago

0-30 mph: 2.3 s
0-40 mph: 2.6 s
0-50 mph: 3.4 s
0-60 mph: 4.3 s
0-70 mph: 5.5 s
0-80 mph: 6.2 s
0-90 mph: 7.3 s
0-100 mph: 8.8 s
1/4-mile: 12.2 s @ 118 mph

I believe the 3.2s 0-30mph is a typo, or even based on the slowest 0-60 result (4.6s as stated in the range).

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Shaggy  4y ago

@ Super8: I didn't know that the star of The Cosby Show is a car guy, interesting. Shouldn't it have a 4 speed transmission, actually with that kind of speed, it more likely has a 5 or 6 speed manual.

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Super8  4y ago

Actually, there are another Shelby Cobra which can reach 300 kph. It was the original 1967 Cobra Super Snake S/C. Only 2 cars ever produce and had 800 hp. It can reach 300 kph according to Bill Cosby. And also, Super Snake performance is mentioned in his album 200 mph

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Geoff s  5y ago

I have Backdraft Cobra.. Rousch 427 with 490 hp and 515 lbs torque.

With racing radials: 0-60 .. 3.0. Quarter Mile.. 11.7 .. 122

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Bijan  5y ago

@ Capn Quick ; Thanks .

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Capn Quick  5y ago

@Viking/Bijan You guys are correct the cobras as of 1967 the last year of the 427 had 425hp a 5 speed and a top speed of 167 mph.

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Bijan  6y ago

@ Viking you are absolutely right, as usual.I think so the 425 gross hp is correct.
Yes only the Cobra Daytona coupes could reach 300 kph with full race 289's.and of course the one of the all time Legends : The GT40.

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Bijan  6y ago

@ Mike B , Ya I have them all. you are right about 485 and 425 gross hp .But my problem is : 0-100 kph 3.8 and 0-200 kph 13.0 ???? faster than 1986 Porsche 959 ? These are technical Figures not fantasy . Car and Driver tested the Street/Competition 427 cobra in 1965 or 1966 with 4.11 final ratio and reach 12.4 @ 118 mph , and top speed 134 mph. the std ratio in this car was 3.50 and the others : 3.77,3.89,4.11 and the Top speed of this version about 135-162 mph.

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Viking  6y ago

@Bijan I completely agree with you, the only Shelby Cobras produced that could and did reach 300 kph were the full race Cobra Daytona coupes. We don't have them on this site of course since all six of them were made strictly for racing. They were very successful, but eventually were phased out of competition in favor of the Ford GT40 models. Looking at this page it appears that there could be some other questionable numbers: 485 hp (I think the S/C had 425 hp gross), 3 speed?.

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Mike B  6y ago

All I could find, but I've been searching for those, do you have them?
well that's about my 300km/h top speed comment, I sincerely don't know from where the other figures came from.

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Bijan  6y ago

Sorry but Are you crazy , this car even with full race version never reach to 300 kph. if you please tell me , you bring this numbers from where ? check the 1966 motor trend road test of Shelby Cobra 427 S/C , or Road and Track .

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Super8  6y ago

This beast faster than 2010 Camaro SS in Laguna Seca

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driver  6y ago

I think this is the best Shelby that ever made. Light and Powerfull

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Mike B  7y ago

485hp is the power of the competition version, power is 425hp (gross) and the 186mph topspeed was also for the competition version.

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anonymous  8y ago

the shelby cobra held the speed record for 0-100-0 for over 40 years.

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Anonymous  9y ago

wasn't the s/c (semi competition) cobra detuned to 425 hp?

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Anonymous  9y ago

yesss this is the end :)) wonderfull car wonderfull noise wonderfull performance and very excating to drive AWESOMEEEE

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Anonymous  9y ago

wasnt this the fastest road car ever made for about 20 years, some where between 1962 and 1984 or somthing like that???? and wasnt it the first car to do 0-60mph in under 4 seconds???


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