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Shelby Cobra 427

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Shelby Cobra 427

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7010 cm3 / 427.8 cu in / 427.8 cu in, 264.7 kW / 355.0 hp / 355.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 569.0 N·m / 419.7 lb·ft / 419.7 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ShelbyIssued from1968
ModelCobra 427Issued until
SerieCobraNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerShelbyCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3962 mm / 156.0 in / 156.0 inTotal (curb) weight1068 kg / 2355 lb / 2355 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)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore107.7 mm / 4.24 in / 4.24 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.2 mm / 3.79 in / 3.79 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supplyEngine displacement7010 cm3 / 427.8 cu in / 427.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity876.25 cm3/cylinder / 53.472 cu in/cylinder / 53.472 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power264.7 kW / 355.0 hp / 355.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque569.0 N·m / 419.7 lb·ft / 419.7 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)105.9 kW / 142.0 hp / 142.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.8 kW/l / 0.830 bhp/cu in / 0.830 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.2 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio332.4 kW/ton / 251.8 bhp/ton / 251.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Shelby Cobra 427

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