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Shelby Cobra 427 S/C specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 1136-1147 kg (2504-2529 lbs)
Origin country United States
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Lap times

Performance

0 - 100 kph3.8 s
0 - 200 kph13.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph9.2 s
0 - 30 mph3.2 s
0 - 40 mph3.6 s
0 - 50 mph3.9 s
0 - 60 mph4.3 s
0 - 70 mph5.5 s
0 - 80 mph6.2 s
0 - 90 mph7.3 s
0 - 100 mph8.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.2 s @ 101.9 mph
1/4 mile12.0 s @ 119.9 mph
Top speed300 kph (186 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 012.3 s
Est. max acceleration0.82 g (8 m/s²)
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type 427 V8
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci)
Power 492 ps (485 bhp / 362 kw)
Torque 651 Nm (480 lb-ft)
Power / liter 70 ps (69 hp)
Power / weight 431 ps (425 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 3-Speed
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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hostboy  8m ago

I just did some researching and yes, the car could technically do 30-60 in just a tick over a second, as heavily implied in the scan below, but only if it's running on certain tires. However, these were road tires in almost the same fashion as the Dodge Demon's set. That being said, back then it wasn't uncommon for US factories used to offer a set of street or drag radials for muscle cars (and certain sports cars like the Cobra and Daytona and their rivals, the Corvette and Cheetah).

https://www.mecum.com/lots/RM0520-431837/1965-goodyear-shelby-american-blue-dot-tire-for-427-cobra/

With that being said however, the actual 30-60 isn't 1.1 seconds. Bugatti's Veyron and Chiron can't even do that, let alone the hybrid supercars. Car & Driver knew too, and the wind velocity was reported to be 4 mph, and 4 by 5 go into 20, and half of that is 10, and another half of 10 is 5.

The Cobra can, however, do 40-50 or perhaps even 35-55 in 1.1 seconds. I'll discuss more about this in the comparison between this 427 S/C beast and the F40 Ferrari:

https://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/nmsdsl2asn72


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hostboy  1y ago

30 to 60 mph in 1.1 seconds!

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Steve Zeoli  3y ago

These times are comparable with the Ferrari F40 as tested in Car and Driver.


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BR2+  6y ago

Those are absolutely insane times for 1965, Thats faster then Bmws fastest car 40 years later!! Really amazing.


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hostboy  6y ago

There is no 3-speed Cobra 427.


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hostboy  6y ago

0-30 mph: 2.3 s
0-40 mph: 2.6 s
0-50 mph: 3.4 s
0-60 mph: 4.3 s
0-70 mph: 5.5 s
0-80 mph: 6.2 s
0-90 mph: 7.3 s
0-100 mph: 8.8 s
1/4-mile: 12.2 s @ 118 mph

http://www.caranddriver.com/files/shelby-cobra-427shelby-cobra-427-roadster-road-test-nov-65.pdf

I believe the 3.2s 0-30mph is a typo, or even based on the slowest 0-60 result (4.6s as stated in the range).


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Shaggy  10y ago

@ Super8: I didn't know that the star of The Cosby Show is a car guy, interesting. Shouldn't it have a 4 speed transmission, actually with that kind of speed, it more likely has a 5 or 6 speed manual.


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Super8  10y ago

Actually, there are another Shelby Cobra which can reach 300 kph. It was the original 1967 Cobra Super Snake S/C. Only 2 cars ever produce and had 800 hp. It can reach 300 kph according to Bill Cosby. And also, Super Snake performance is mentioned in his album 200 mph


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Geoff s  11y ago

I have Backdraft Cobra.. Rousch 427 with 490 hp and 515 lbs torque.

With racing radials: 0-60 .. 3.0. Quarter Mile.. 11.7 .. 122


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Bijan  11y ago

@ Capn Quick ; Thanks .


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Capn Quick  11y ago

@Viking/Bijan You guys are correct the cobras as of 1967 the last year of the 427 had 425hp a 5 speed and a top speed of 167 mph.


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Bijan  12y ago

@ Viking you are absolutely right, as usual.I think so the 425 gross hp is correct.
Yes only the Cobra Daytona coupes could reach 300 kph with full race 289's.and of course the one of the all time Legends : The GT40.


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Bijan  12y ago

@ Mike B , Ya I have them all. you are right about 485 and 425 gross hp .But my problem is : 0-100 kph 3.8 and 0-200 kph 13.0 ???? faster than 1986 Porsche 959 ? These are technical Figures not fantasy . Car and Driver tested the Street/Competition 427 cobra in 1965 or 1966 with 4.11 final ratio and reach 12.4 @ 118 mph , and top speed 134 mph. the std ratio in this car was 3.50 and the others : 3.77,3.89,4.11 and the Top speed of this version about 135-162 mph.


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Viking  12y ago

@Bijan I completely agree with you, the only Shelby Cobras produced that could and did reach 300 kph were the full race Cobra Daytona coupes. We don't have them on this site of course since all six of them were made strictly for racing. They were very successful, but eventually were phased out of competition in favor of the Ford GT40 models. Looking at this page it appears that there could be some other questionable numbers: 485 hp (I think the S/C had 425 hp gross), 3 speed?.


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Mike B  12y ago

All I could find, but I've been searching for those, do you have them?
well that's about my 300km/h top speed comment, I sincerely don't know from where the other figures came from.


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Bijan  12y ago

Sorry but Are you crazy , this car even with full race version never reach to 300 kph. if you please tell me , you bring this numbers from where ? check the 1966 motor trend road test of Shelby Cobra 427 S/C , or Road and Track .


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Super8  12y ago

This beast faster than 2010 Camaro SS in Laguna Seca


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driver  12y ago

I think this is the best Shelby that ever made. Light and Powerfull


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Mike B  13y ago

485hp is the power of the competition version, power is 425hp (gross) and the 186mph topspeed was also for the competition version.


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anonymous  14y ago

the shelby cobra held the speed record for 0-100-0 for over 40 years.


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Anonymous  14y ago

wasn't the s/c (semi competition) cobra detuned to 425 hp?


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Anonymous  15y ago

yesss this is the end :)) wonderfull car wonderfull noise wonderfull performance and very excating to drive AWESOMEEEE


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Anonymous  15y ago

wasnt this the fastest road car ever made for about 20 years, some where between 1962 and 1984 or somthing like that???? and wasnt it the first car to do 0-60mph in under 4 seconds???