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Shelby Cobra 427 S/C specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 975-1206 kg (2150-2659 lbs)
Dimensions 3.96 m (156 in) long, 1.73 m (68 in) wide, 1.25 m (49 in) high
Wheelbase 2.29 m (90 in)
Introduced 1966
Origin country United States
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Lap times


0 - 40 kph1.9 s
0 - 60 kph2.7 s
0 - 80 kph4.0 s
0 - 100 kph5.0 s
0 - 120 kph6.2 s
0 - 160 kph10.9 s
0 - 30 mph2.5 s
0 - 60 mph3.8 s
0 - 100 mph8.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.7 s @ 96.3 mph
1/4 mile12.2 s @ 118.1 mph
Top speed266 kph (165 mph)
Lateral acceleration0.88 g (9 m/s²)
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type Ford Big-Block FE 427
Displacement 7.0 l (427 ci / 6997 cc)
Power 431 ps (425 bhp / 317 kw) @ 5600 rpm
Torque 626 Nm (462 lb-ft) @ 2800 rpm
Power / liter 62 ps (61 hp)
Power / weight 388 ps (383 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 564 Nm (416 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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hostboy  2y ago

30 to 60 mph in 1.1 seconds!



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SpeedKing  2y ago

Yeah right as if lol The Nevera does 30-60mph in 1.2 sec so we know that those figures are IMPOSSIBLE! The amount of bullshit with old performance figures has become more and more apparent...

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hostboy  2y ago @SpeedKing

But the Cobra does 0-30 in 3.2...

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SpeedKing  2y ago @hostboy

Motortrend tested the Shelby Cobra SC(Semi-Competition) and it got 0-30 mph in 1.9sec and 0-60 mph in 4.6 sec which is far more realistic. Apparently the Competition version with 485bhp had similar acceleration as the 410bhp version to 60mph?

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hostboy  1y ago @SpeedKing

Guaranteed I only posted the 30-100mph results for fun. No other acceleration times than 60 and 100 were ever republished by Car & Driver.

There were plenty of writing mistakes in old magazine tests. Not in modern ones, where peer-reviewing is an absolute must. Nowadays you can't ever have someone like Bob Weigert (is that how you spell his name?) lie about the performance of his "stock" GTO Wildcat or Catalina 2+2. That's fraud.

Also that 410hp and that 425hp and that 485hp... those were all marketing gimmicks. The S/C performed in the same way as the original did. American automakers were mostly complicated in horsepower ratings for the same big-block engines from the 1950s until like 2004/05.

2005 was an important year for American cars; it brought us the radicalized Corvette and the half-radical-half-retro Mustang.

There wasn't any difference between a manual C5 Z51 and a C5 Z06 in real-world straight-line performance. Camaro and Firebird LS1s were exactly the same in performance, regardless of whether advertised at 320 or 330 or 335 or 345 or even 350hp. All made actual 380-390hp, and weren't far off from the 03-04 Terminators, which made 430 real hp.

The LT1 Camaros and Firebirds were marketed as GT Mustang rivals (technically), but were actually on par with Cobras. Ford was liberal with non-supercharged V8 power (but conservative on Terminators/Lightnings, moderate on V6s), Chevy was conservative on V8s (but moderate on V6s).

"Horsepower sells" - Carroll Shelby

That's all it is. Mostly a marketing gimmick. It's really only important once you're the target audience for an M/AMG/Porsche/Ferrari/Lamborghini car, or similar.

Back to the topic, C/D was bright enough not to repeat the 0-30 time ever again. But that 0-30 was 2.3 seconds, not 3.2. That's reasonable. The acceleration times weren't performed with rollout, but the quartermile time was.

2.0 to 30, 4.0 to 60, 8.5 to 100->>> ¼mile in 12.2@118

2.3 to 30, 4.3 to 60, 8.8 to 100->>> ¼mile in 12.5@118

For comparison, R&T's 2005 Ford GT prototype did 1.8 to 30, 3.8 to 60, and 8.8 to 100 with rollout = 2.1 to 30, 4.1 to 60, and 9.1 to 100.

Ford GT results:

1.8 to 30, 3.8 to 60, 8.8 to 100->>> ¼mile in 12.2@121.6

2.1 to 30, 4.1 to 60, 9.1 to 100->>> ¼mile in 12.5@121.6

This is one of the slowest GTs tested, and the type of GT that Forza Motorsport and Horizon games have, as opposed to the badder "stock" GTs running 11.2-11.6@126-131.

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196ss  2y ago

Automobil Revue, № 34, 31.08.1986:
(MY1967, 425 hp, chassis № CSX 3234)
Curb weight - 1190 kg
Acceleration (2 persons +10 kg) -
0-20 kph 1,0 sec
0-40 kph 1,9 sec
0-60 kph 2,7 sec
0-80 kph 4,0 sec
0-100 kph 5,0 sec
0-120 kph 6,2 sec
0-160 kph 10,9 sec

PS: please change the picture for real car:


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hostboy  5y ago

Delete the pic. Ew.

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saxy  6y ago

Did we really need a video game picture for this?

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hostboy  6y ago

There are two pages for the Cobra 427 S/C lol...Anyway, 0-60mph is in 4.2-4.3sec and the 1/4-mile time is 12.2 sec at 118 mph. Car and Driver's filing didn't state that it was an S/C model but it made 485 hp.

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Super8  11y ago

I'll give my last respect to Carol Shelby...... Maybe he's gone forever but his creation will always be the greatest forever after

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jordan  12y ago

cool car

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