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AC Cobra 427 specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1147 kg (2529 lbs)
Introduced 1966
Origin country United Kingdom
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Lap times


0 - 100 kph4.2 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph4.0 s
0 - 100 mph10.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.4 s @ 92.6 mph
Top speed266 kph (165 mph)
AC Cobra 427 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V8, 16 Valves
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci)
Power 416 ps (410 bhp / 306 kw)
Torque 651 Nm (480 lb-ft)
Power / liter 59 ps (59 hp)
Power / weight 362 ps (357 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 568 Nm (419 lb-ft) / t
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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hostboy  4y ago

[1965 Shelby Cobra 427] Motor Trend 7/2018 test results [published in "Ultimate Grand Tourers" page on this issue date]:
0-30 mph = 2.1 s
0-40 mph = 2.8 s
0-50 mph = 3.4 s
0-60 mph = 4.3 s
0-70 mph = 5.5 s
0-80 mph = 6.8 s
0-90 mph = 8.8 s
0-100 mph = 11.2 s
1/4-mile = 13.2 s / 107.8 mph
Figure-8 = 22.7 s / 0.79 g
Lateral acceleration = 0.89 g
Willow Springs = 83.76 s

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BR2+  7y ago

I'd definitely put it in the tops list, But I personally wouldn't put it as the, Can't say what car would qualify the,interesting subject.

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saxy  7y ago

it's one of the all time greats. but hard to say THE all time great. I'd give that to the F1.

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Shaggy  7y ago

0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and with a top speed of 165 mph in 1966, pretty darn impressive!

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BR2+  7y ago

This is still an amazing car even today, Both in looks and performance. Its somewhat timeless, Cobras definitely go down in history as one of THE all time greats, If not the.

AND a 7.0L V8 without giving 2 shites about squeezing as much power out as they can, Big liters, Not given a shite about Mpg, Light weight, Hell yes!

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Buddie05  7y ago

The performance of he Cobra 427 probably wasn't surpassed until the mid-eighties.

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klaus  9y ago

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Shaggy  10y ago

The AC Cobra 427 is the only car from the '60s that could hang with a big block Corvette.

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Davy13682  11y ago


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..........  12y ago

oh...very impresive for a 1960\'s car!