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AC Cobra 427/428

Overview

Produced: 1964-1966, 306 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
AC Shelby Cobra 427 cockpit

In 1964 the most powerful AC Cobra entered production, the Cobra 427. The 427 used the 7 litre, big block Ford V8, which developed over 400bhp in standard form and could be tuned to even higher levels for track use. The chassis and suspension were redesigned to enable the car to cope with the huge power increase along with many smaller changes.

Later cars used a different 428 engine, although power levels were virtually the same. The Cobra 427/428 soon became legendary for its incredible acceleration and hair-raising handling characteristics. Today these cars enjoy "dream-car" status and there are many replicas available as well as the current production AC, now known as the Super Blower.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
6984ccV8 OHVFord 'big inch' V8
6997ccV8 OHVFord 'big inch' V8
6997ccV8 4mm x 0mm11

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Manual4

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/RWorm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
165 mph4.2 s0 s0 mpg425 bhp 6500figures for 427 6984cc Cobra
180 mph0 s0 s0 mpg480 bhp 6500Figures for 427SC Cobra
155 mph0 s0 s0 mpg390 bhp 5200Figures for 428

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDisc

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 6"4' 4"4' 4"12' 7"5' 1" 0 (18)0' 0"
8' 0"0' 0"0' 0"15' 0"0' 0" 0 (0)0' 0"

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