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Shelby Cobra

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Shelby Cobra
Shelby Cobra
Shelby Cobra
Shelby Cobra
When Texan racing driver Carroll Shelby wanted a real performance sports car, he put a Ford V8 into AC's Ace chassis and produced a legend - the mighty Cobra.  Engines grew, power outputs soared and the Cobra reached superstar status.

Type:  V8
Construction:  cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Valve gear:  2 valves per cylinder operated  by a single camshaft, pushrods and rockers
Bore & Stroke:  4.24in x 3.78in
Displacement:  427 cubic inch
Compression Ratio:  10.5:1
Induction System:  Holley 750 CFM 4-barrel carb
Maximum Power:  425 bhp at 6,000 rpm
Maximum torque:  480 lb-ft at 3,700 rpm
Borg-Warner 4-speed manual
Tubular steel ladder frame with cross braces and alloy 2-door, 2-seat convertible
Running Gear
Steering:  Rack-and-pinion
Front suspension:  Double wishbones with coil springs and telescopic shocks
Rear suspension:  Double wishbones with coil springs and telescopic shocks
Brakes:  Discs 11.6 in. dia (front), 10.8 in. dia. (rear) 
Wheels:  Alloy 7.5x15
Tires:  7.3 in. x 15 in. (front), 7.7 in. x 15 in. (rear)
Length:  156 inches
Width:  68 inches
Height:  49 inches
Wheelbase:  90 inches
Track:  156 inches (front), 56 inches (rear)
Weight:  2,530 lbs.

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