Shelby EXP500 Hardtop 

  • built in USA
  • 1968
  • 400 HP 7.0L
  • 157 mph
 
To handle the extra power, a Lincoln torque converter was fitted as was a F350 transmission.
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Shelby took received the Hardtop at their new facility in Ionia, Michigan where “Walt Nelson, Fred Goodell, George Merwin and Ray Geddes transformed it into a true Shelby.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Shelby EXP500 Hardtop

0-60mph

EXP500 Hardtop
5.7 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

EXP500 Hardtop
157 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

EXP500 Hardtop
11.4 s
GT 86
17.8 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Data points Key details of the Shelby EXP500 Hardtop

Horsepower

EXP500 Hardtop
400 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

EXP500 Hardtop
420 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web

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Shelby EXP500 Hardtop

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As such, the car became a testbed for the Cobra Jet engine and also other experimental components which Shelby were considering.
To handle the extra power, a Lincoln torque converter was fitted as was a F350 transmission.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Shelby
Year 1968
Highest auction price $1.80M, January 2013

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.75 lb/hp
Maximum hp 400 HP
Maximum torque 420 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,014 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 4.13 in / 3.98 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,500 lb
Width 70.9 in
Height 51.6 in
Length 186.6 in
Front track width 58 in
Wheelbase 108 in

road tests

Top speed 157 mph
0-60mph 5.7 s
0-100mph 11.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 3 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.46:1
  2. 2: 1.46:1
  3. 3: 1:1
Axle ratio 3:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 178
Rear wheels 381/? 178
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