Shelby Series 1 

  • built in USA
  • 1998
  • 320 HP 4.0L
  • 169 mph
Our machine did come with such amenities as power windows and steering, air conditioning, and a CD/cassette stereo system, all of which boosted its curb weight to several hundred pounds beyond the design weight.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2000)
Venture's body panels appear to be excellent, and thanks to Dura, the same firm that fabricates the Chevrolet Corvette convertible top, a light 37-pound workable top has been created.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2000)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Shelby Series 1


Series 1
4.3 s
2.7 s
McLaren P1
2.7 s

Top speed

Series 1
169 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph


Series 1
11 s
5.1 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

1/4 mile

Series 1
12.8 s
McLaren P1
9.8 s
Agera R
10.1 s

Data points Key details of the Shelby Series 1


Series 1
320 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP


Series 1
291 ft-lb
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

In The News From around the web


Shelby Series 1
Some of the initial prototypes were supercharged in excess of 600 bhp.
Shelby chose the 4.0-liter Oldsmobile engine to which offered 320 bhp in a car that weighed only 1,202 kg (2,650 lbs).

1998 Shelby Series 1 - Top Speed
Prior to picking up their cars, new owners are introduced to the Series 1 by driving one around the track’s road course as part of a Delivery Program.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Shelby
Type of car Production car
Year 1998
City mileage 27 MPG
Highway mileage 16 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 320 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 291 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,000 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.43 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 169 mph
1/4 mile 12.8 s
0-60mph 4.3 s
0-100mph 11 s


Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 3.12:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 254
Rear wheels 457/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,644 lb
Width 76.5 in
Height 47 in
Length 168.9 in
Front track width 59.4 in
Wheelbase 94.7 in
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