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AC Cobra

After the appearance of this car was made multiple copies, and similar models, and the idea of the project belongs to the Carroll Shelby. In 1961, he turned to his brothers Hurlok in AC - then they were AC ACE with a six-cylinder engine - with a proposal to install in the car compact and lightweight V-shaped eight-cylinder engine Ford. The AU adopted the proposal and in 1962 the production of. First Shelby set the engine volume of 4.3 litres, but this engine was only in the first 75 cars. In 1963 Shelby switched to the V-shaped eight-cylinder engine volume of 4.7 liters and also introduced a rack and pinion management. As a result of this lightweight double convertible became a sensation. Cobra had the lowest acceleration time among the cars of the 1960s, but to control it took nerves of steel, because of a tubular chassis of the two levers. 8 security purposes was independent suspension with transverse links on ball bearings and disc brakes with large disks. Because when building this two-seater open-topped used only the main parts, the weight of it was a ton and he could develop a speed of 160 km/h in just 14 seconds.

In January 2013 at the auction RM Auctions in Arizona (USA) model Shelby 427 Semi-Competition Cobra 1967 issue was sold for 2 million 7,5 thousand dollars.

Maximum speed:

224 km/h

0-95 km/hour:

5,5 seconds.

engine Type:

V-shaped 8-cylinder

the working volume of the engine:

4735 cm3


manual 4-speed

the Maximum power:

202 kW at 5750 rpm

the Maximum torque:

386 Nm at 4500 rpm


920 kg


5,3 km/l

Other names of this model: Shelby Cobra, Shelby AC Cobra, AC Cobra 427, AC Cobra 289, AC Cobra MkI, AC Cobra MkII AC Cobra MkIII

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