Cooper Type 61 Monaco King Cobra 

  • 1963-1964
  • 271 HP 4.7L
Chassis details were impressive including a space frame design having 1.5-inch tubing.
Much like the Shelby Cobra, it used a British chassis with a American V8, specifically a modified Cooper Type 61 Monaco chassis and the Ford 289 V8.

Data points Key details of the Cooper Type 61 Monaco King Cobra

Number built

Type 61 Monaco King Cobra
6 cars
McLaren P1
375 cars
300 cars


Type 61 Monaco King Cobra
271 HP
987 HP
McLaren P1
903 HP

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Cooper Type 61 Monaco King Cobra
¹ As a complete package the King Cobra only weighed 1300 lbs and therefore had great potential on the track.
¹ At the end of the year, the cars were modified to rearward exhausts and ducts above the rear tires.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Cooper
Type of car Race car
Year 1963-1964
Number built 6 cars


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 271 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 314 ft-lb @ 3,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,727 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 4 in / 2.87 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,300 lb
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