Lotus Exige 240R vs Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Picture of Lotus Exige 240R
Picture of Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Category Lotus Exige 240RShelby Cobra 427 S/C
Engine layout 1.8 l R47.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 247 / 244492 / 485
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 263 / 194651 / 480
Curb weight (kg / lb) 941 / 20751136 / 2504
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 263 / 259433 / 427

Lap Times

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

Performance

Category Lotus Exige 240RShelby Cobra 427 S/C
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s3.8 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 4.9 s3.6 s
0 - 100 mph 12.7 s9.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.2 s @ 87.6 mph8.2 s @ 101.9 mph
Top speed 249 kph (155 mph)300 kph (186 mph)

Summary

Category Lotus Exige 240RShelby Cobra 427 S/C
Track Performance 96100
Straight line speed 251500
Total 347600

Verdict

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!