AC Cobra 427 vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 Roadster

Picture of AC Cobra 427
Picture of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88 Roadster
Category AC Cobra 427Corvette Stingray
Engine layout 7.0 l V87.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 416 / 410568 / 560
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 651 / 480746 / 550
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1147 / 2529
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 362 / 357

Performance

Category AC Cobra 427Corvette Stingray
Top speed 266 kph (165 mph)312 kph (194 mph)

Summary

Category AC Cobra 427Corvette Stingray
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 62100
Total 62100

Verdict

Corvette Stingray L88 Roadster is the fastest by a huge margin.

However, FastestLaps.com does not have enough lap times and performance data to make this comparison conclusive.

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Buzz  2m ago

L88 26" tires 2.73 rear gear 7000 RPMs = 198 MPH...


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Vetpace78   1y ago

194 mph might be optimistic given the gears but 560 hp is very real. L88s were built to race and not meant for public roads. General motors executives did not approve of any factory backed racing so engineers underated the L88 horsepower at 430. 435 was the top model at the time. Those in the know could get there hands on a factory race motor. One of those engineers did say that given the right gears an L88 could hit 200 mph.


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Buddie05  3y ago

It is very unlikely the Corvette could go 194 mph. With no overdrive transmission available and doubtful any L88's came with third member gears high enough to achieve that. 565 hp is not reasonable either, maybe race tuned with open exhaust and no accessories. Top speed likely less than the Cobra.