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

0-60mph

Gallardo
4.7 s

Top speed

Cobra 427 S/C
164 mph
Gallardo
191 mph

0-100mph

Cobra 427 S/C
10.3 s
Gallardo
8.4 s

1/4 mile

Cobra 427 S/C
12.2 s
Gallardo
12.3 s

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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Bigger engine 7,000 cc vs 4,961 cc More than 40% bigger engine
More torque 463 ft-lb @ 2,800 RPM vs 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 2,354 lb vs 3,153 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Lamborghini Gallardo

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Faster top speed 191 mph vs 164 mph 27 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 100mph 8.4 s vs 10.3 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM vs 425 HP @ 5,600 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $166k vs $10k More than 16.5x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Cobra 427 S/C  vs
Gallardo 
Brand Shelby Lamborghini
Price 9,500 166,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1966 2003-2008
Highest auction price 1966 Shelby Cobra 427, $962k, August 2008 $128k, January 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.54 lb/hp 6.31 lb/hp
Maximum hp 425 HP @ 5,600 RPM 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM
Maximum torque 463 ft-lb @ 2,800 RPM 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

engine

Displacement 7,000 cc 4,961 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 4.23 in / 3.78 in 3.25 in / 3.65 in
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

Cobra 427 S/C  vs
Gallardo 
Top speed 164 mph 191 mph
1/4 mile 12.2 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 3.8 s 4.7 s
0-100mph 10.3 s 8.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD 4WD w/Viscous Traction System
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 4 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.2:1
2: 1.66:1
3: 1.31:1
4: 1:1
5: 0.94:1
Axle ratio 3.54:1 3.08:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo 14.37 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo 13.19 in Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,354 lb 3,153 lb
Width 68 in 74.8 in
Height 49 in 45.9 in
Length 156 in 169.3 in
Front track width 55 in 63.9 in
Wheelbase 90 in 100.7 in
Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
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