Lotus Exige 240R vs Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

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Category Lotus Exige 240RShelby Cobra 427 S/C
Engine type turbocharged R4427 V8
Max power 247 ps (244 bhp)492 ps (485 bhp)
Max torque 263 Nm (194 lb-ft)651 Nm (480 lb-ft)
Curb weight 941 kg (2075 lbs)1136 kg (2504 lbs)
Power / tonne 263 ps (259 bhp)433 ps (427 bhp)

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Track Lotus Exige 240RShelby Cobra 427 S/C
Laguna Seca (post 1988) 1:45.821:44.46


Category Lotus Exige 240RShelby Cobra 427 S/C
Top speed 249 kph (155 mph)300 kph (186 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 12.7 s9.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.2 s @ 85.1 mph8.1 s @ 90.1 mph


Category Lotus Exige 240RShelby Cobra 427 S/C
Track Performance 96100
Straight line speed 209400
Total 305500


Cobra 427 S/C is the fastest by a huge margin.

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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Z: It isn't really a fair comparison, the Shelby Cobra 427 S/C has a huge 427 cubic inch, 7.0 liter overhead valve V8 underrated at 425 horsepower, it does 0-60 MPH un 4.2 seconds and tops out at 165 MPH. It was the quickest car of its day, no other car from its time, except maybe a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427 could touch it. The Lotus is lighter and more agile, but it's still 240 horsepower VS over 500. BTW, these comparisons don't account for track performance.

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Z  7y ago

8D Old American sport car beats modern track car at track!