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AC Cobra 427

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 AC Cobra 427

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6997 cm3 / 427.0 cu in / 427.0 cu in, 305.7 kW / 410.0 hp / 410.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 651.0 N·m / 480.2 lb·ft / 480.2 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 266 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ACIssued from1966
ModelCobra 427Issued until
SerieCobraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3962 mm / 156.0 in / 156.0 inTotal (curb) weight1147 kg / 2529 lb / 2529 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)48.0 % / 48.0 % / 48.0 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.54 m2 / 16.6 sq ft / 16.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore107.7 mm / 4.24 in / 4.24 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply2 Ho carbsEngine displacement6997 cm3 / 427.0 cu in / 427.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity874.63 cm3/cylinder / 53.373 cu in/cylinder / 53.373 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio11.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power305.7 kW / 410.0 hp / 410.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque651.0 N·m / 480.2 lb·ft / 480.2 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)108.3 kW / 145.3 hp / 145.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.7 kW/l / 0.960 bhp/cu in / 0.960 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque93.0 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.30 s / 3.30 s / 3.30 sTop (maximal) speed266 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.20 s / 4.20 s / 4.20 sPower-to-weight ratio357.4 kW/ton / 270.8 bhp/ton / 270.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)10.30 s / 10.30 s / 10.30 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205 x 15Tyres rear205 x 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front297 mm / 11.7 in / 11.7 inBrake diameter rear273 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AC Cobra 427

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