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AC Cobra 4.9 V8

(1990 model)

Brief specs of 1990 AC Cobra 4.9 V8

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in, 272.0 kW / 364.8 hp / 364.8 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 579.0 N·m / 427.0 lb·ft / 427.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ACIssued from1990
ModelCobra 4.9 V8Issued until0
SerieCobraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4115 mm / 162.0 in / 162.0 inTotal (curb) weight980 kg / 2161 lb / 2161 lb
Width1735 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inDry weight
Height1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2285 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1525 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.800875273523  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeFordTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.3333333333333
Fuel supplyCarbEngine displacement4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity617.78 cm3/cylinder / 37.699 cu in/cylinder / 37.699 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power272.0 kW / 364.8 hp / 364.8 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationMax. torque579.0 N·m / 427.0 lb·ft / 427.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.4 kW / 99.7 hp / 99.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output55.0 kW/l / 1.210 bhp/cu in / 1.210 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque117.2 N·m/l / 1.02 lb·ft/cu in / 1.02 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed215 km/h / 134 mph / 134 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.20 s / 5.20 s / 5.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)18.0 l/100km / 15.7 mpg-UK / 13.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)12.0 l/100km / 23.5 mpg-UK / 19.6 mpg-US
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/65 VR15Tyres rear225/65 VR15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AC Cobra 4.9 V8

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