Shelby Cobra 427 

  • 1965
  • 410 HP 7.0L
  • 165 mph
Like the engine, the transmission is a standard Ford four-speed unit that operates like all the other do­mestic all-synchros on the market today.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 1970)
The seats are deep, comfortable leather-covered buckets that would accom­modate even Goose Tatum without great difficulty.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 1970)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Shelby Cobra 427

0-60mph

Cobra 427
4.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s
Elise
6 s

Top speed

Cobra 427
165 mph
Veyron
253 mph
Reventón Coupe
221 mph

0-100mph

Cobra 427
10.3 s
Elise
17.4 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Cobra 427
12.4 s
Veyron
10.2 s
Elise
14.4 s

Data points Key details of the Shelby Cobra 427

Horsepower

Cobra 427
410 HP
Veyron
987 HP
Elise
118 HP

Torque

Cobra 427
462 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Elise
122 ft-lb

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster

www.supercars.net
In 1967 the 427 S/C was the fastest accelerating production vehicles.
Due to the very limited numbers involved with the road going version of the 427, these cars have fetched anywhere from $200 000 to $500 000 USD.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Shelby
Year 1965
Highest auction price 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C, $88k, August 2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.57 lb/hp
Maximum hp 410 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Maximum torque 462 ft-lb @ 2,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,997 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.23 in / 3.78 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 165 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s
0-60mph 4.5 s
0-100mph 10.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Axle ratio 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,282 lb
Width 68 in
Height 49 in
Length 156 in
Front track width 55 in
Wheelbase 90 in
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