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Shelby
Cobra GT-500
(1968)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Shelby Cobra GT-500
Shelby
SerieCobra
Model family
ModelCobra GT-500
Model code
Issued from1968
Issued until
Country of originUS
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2+2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2743 / 108.0 / 108.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1476 / 58.1 / 58.1
Track rear [mm / in / in]1476 / 58.1 / 58.1
Length [mm / in / in]4745 / 186.8 / 186.8
Width [mm / in / in]1801 / 70.9 / 70.9
Height [mm / in / in]1316 / 51.8 / 51.8
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1563 / 3446 / 3446
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]60 / 13.3 / 16.0

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]2.01 / 21.7 / 21.7 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerFord
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves16
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings5
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]104.9 / 4.13 / 4.13
Stroke [mm / in / in]101.1 / 3.98 / 3.98
Bore/Stroke ratio1.04
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]6990 / 426.6 / 426.6
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]873.75 / 53.319 / 53.319
Compression ratio11.6
Fuel supply
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]316.9 / 425.0 / 425.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5600 / 5600 / 5600
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]645.0 / 475.7 / 475.7
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3400 / 3400 / 3400
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]126.8 / 170.0 / 170.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]45.3 / 0.996 / 0.996
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]92.3 / 0.81 / 0.81

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio
Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]271.9 / 206.0 / 206.0
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs
Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardrum
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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