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AC Cobra 289

Overview

Produced: 1962-1968, 528 produced.
1962-1968, 29 produced. (As AC 289)
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
AC Cobra (1966)

Following on from the original Cobra 260, the 289 offered even more power than earlier car. The 289 used a revised 4727cc ( 289 cu") Ford V8 but retained the original steering arrangement and minuscule coachwork. Later cars were renamed AC289 and featured rack-and-pinion steering and flared wheel arches

Today the Cobra 289 tends to live in the shadow of the big block 427, which enthusiasts tend to regard as ultimate Cobra. Genuine Cobras are rare finds and command healthy prices, specifications tend to vary from car-to-car.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
4727ccV8 OHVFord 289101.6mm x 72.9mm11

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/RWormIndependent/Transverse leaf springIndependent/Transverse leaf spring

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
140 mph5.2 s0 s15 mpg271 bhp 5750

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDisc

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 6"4' 4"4' 4"12' 7"5' 1" 0 (18)0' 0"

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