Road Tests Real world tests of Cobra 427 S/C vs Mustang SVT Cobra

0-60mph

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Top speed

Cobra 427 S/C Mustang SVT Cobra @ fastestlaps.com

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Reasons to consider the
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

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Faster to 60mph 3.8 s vs 4.8 s More than 20% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 164 mph vs 148 mph 16 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 463 ft-lb @ 2,800 RPM vs 318 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM More than 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 425 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 320 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 5.54 lb/hp vs 10.85 lb/hp Around 50% better power-to-weight ratio
Much bigger engine 7,000 cc vs 4,600 cc More than 50% bigger engine
Significantly lighter curb weight 2,354 lb vs 3,472 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Default view of Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

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Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

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More expensive sticker price $28k vs $10k More than 2.8x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cobra 427 S/C  vs
Mustang SVT Cobra 
Brand Shelby Ford
Price 9,500 27,995
Year 1966 1999
Highest auction price 1966 Shelby Cobra 427, $962k, August 2008 1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, $22k, April 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.54 lb/hp 10.85 lb/hp
Maximum hp 425 HP @ 5,600 RPM 320 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 463 ft-lb @ 2,800 RPM 318 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,000 cc 4,600 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 9.9:1
Bore/stroke 4.23 in / 3.78 in 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

Cobra 427 S/C  vs
Mustang SVT Cobra 
Top speed 164 mph 148 mph
0-60mph 3.8 s 4.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD Front Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 4 5
Axle ratio 3.54:1 3.27:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,354 lb 3,472 lb
Width 68 in 73.1 in
Height 49 in 53.5 in
Length 156 in 183.5 in
Front track width 55 in 59.9 in
Wheelbase 90 in 101.3 in
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
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