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Shelby Cobra 289 S/C specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1030 kg (2271 lbs)
Dimensions 3.85 m (151 in) long, 1.55 m (61 in) wide, 1.14 m (45 in) high
Wheelbase 2.29 m (90 in)
Introduced 1964
Origin country United States
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Lap times

Track Time
Lime Rock Park 1:06.95

Performance

0 - 100 kph5.8 s
0 - 60 mph5.6 s
1/4 mile13.7 s @ 101.9 mph
Top speed250 kph (155 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type Ford Windsor V8 289
Displacement 4.7 l (289 ci / 4736 cc)
Power 275 ps (271 bhp / 202 kw) @ 5800 rpm
Torque 426 Nm (314 lb-ft) @ 3400 rpm
Power / liter 58 ps (57 hp)
Power / weight 267 ps (263 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 414 Nm (305 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4 Speed Manual optional (2.72 ratio)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Bijan  9y ago

The Great test , with Sam Posey in Lime Rock .
The 1970 performance cars in performance year , such a days .


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Viking  9y ago

The 1/4 mile is 13.73 at 101.58 mph according to the February 1970 issue of Car and Driver. Here is a link: http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/shelby-ac-cobra-289-vs-ford-mustang-boss-302-chevy-ss454-chevelle-plymouth-duster-340-comparison-test


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Super8  9y ago

@ Viking: I also got Motor Trend 1995 when they test Shelby Green Hornet special. It's seems to be they know the power and torque by dyno it since both Ford and Shelby never publish it. Here's the page: http://www.fastestlaps.com/models/shelby-gt500-kr-green-hornet
And here's the comparison alongside with Camaro Z/28 ZL1 and Hemi Cuda cabriolet: http://www.motortrend.com/classic/features/c12_0601_muscle_car_comparison/viewall.html


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Super8  9y ago

@Viking: Cool! CSX2000. That car is the only Shelby that still inside Carroll Shelby personal garage and never sold. It's the best Cobra that ever built by him.


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Viking  9y ago

@Super8 if you want you can add the early build Shelby Cobra along with some performance figures from Road and Track. Here is a link for the data panel: http://www.roadandtrack.com/var/ezflow_site/storage_RT_NEW/storage/original/application/6e3519578e9d81d157d1dcc4ad303190.pdf The full article is here: http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/car/1962-shelby-csx2000


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Viking  10y ago

Yeah, Carroll Shelby and all his team and the people at Ford who have worked with them certainly have done some great work over the years. Great in the sixties, still great now.


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Super8  10y ago

@ Viking 3 good thing about old Shelby :
1. They're not create a massive car with poor handling for a racing car so they're not get humiliated by european car
2. They make Mustang looks good by adding long ratio gearbox without making 1/4 mile time goes down (Dodge can't do this)and make Mustang more easy to handle
3. They also create the fastest first gen Mustang that ever made called 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. It even faster than 1968 Chevy Corvette L88 in straight line and had very fast Top Speed (170 mph. That's very impresive in that day


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Viking  10y ago

@S I like Shelbys. My nephew owns a 2009 Shelby GT500. He let me drive it for comparison. It has better seats than my car, taller gearing, but lots of power. Very nice styling in person. He also got Carroll Shelby to sign his car.


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Viking  10y ago

The GT-40 was specifically designed for winning at LeMans. The aerodynamics allowed some very high speeds on big straights. They had a few problems with front lift at first, but they worked on improving it. I don't know how they would compare on shorter tracks.


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S  10y ago

I love Shelbies. Especially the GT500

Cooool!!!


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Viking  10y ago

@Super8 you seem to know quite a bit about Shelbys and you have added some interesting cars and provoked some stimulating discussion (and research). :)


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Super8  10y ago

What happen if you compare a Shelby Cobra S/C with Ford GT40 in a real race track?


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Super8  10y ago

Well im not a Shelby Cobra fans so i don't to much know about this.


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Viking  10y ago

Well, I went to the Shelby American website, and it does appear that Shelby is making some new Daytona Coupes (as well as a limited production of 85 new GT-40 replicas). However, they mention only the six original Daytona Coupes built for competition. I have some books written by Bob Bondurant, and some articles by Peter Brock wherein the Daytona Coupe development is discussed. I will have to consult them to see if a 427 FE side oiler version is mentioned.


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Super8  10y ago

There's also a rumor that Shelby will make Daytona Coupe again http://www.supercars.net/cars/5137.html
Personally i will choose Cobra Concept than that


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Super8  10y ago

I saw in here http://www.supercars.net/cars/3187.html
It might be a replica but there's a history about this car in there. The Top Speed is wrong.


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Viking  10y ago

No mention of a Daytona Coupe with a 427FE by Bob Bondurant, Carrol Shelby, or Peter Brock (race car driver, team owner, or the aerodynamics expert/car designer). So I doubt the Daytona Super Coupe's existence.


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Bijan  10y ago

@ Super8 : Yes I know the 6 Daytona's , and also I know about Lemans, Tourist Trophy, Monza , Sebring and also Enna-Pergosa , and I know one of these racers clocked 186 mph in England . but I never hear about that One daytona with side oiler 427 can reach 200 + mph and never read about this .


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Super8  10y ago

@ Bijan : There's also a Competition model with 485 Hp and top speed at 185 mph but that's not a road legal. It called Daytona Coupe. Another one is 500 Hp with 200 mph Top Speed and it called Daytona Super Coupe. it has Ford 427 FE


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Bijan  10y ago

The 0-60 in 5.6 exactly from this car with 3.89 final ratio( according to many american mags and the British Auto Car)
And the 155 mph come from this car with 3.50 opt final ratio.


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Super8  10y ago

Fitted with optional 2.72 long ratio