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New Page 1 Cobra Specs

COBRA  Specifications

Engine

Early 260

Early street 289

Later street 289

Competition
289

427

427
Competition

Type V-8, iron block, water cooled
Head Cast iron, removable  Aluminum, removable
Valves Overhead, pushrod/rocker-actuated
Max BHP @ rpm 271 @ 5,800 rpm 306 @ 6,000 rpm 425 @ 6,000 rpm 490 @ 6,500 rpm advertised, actual was closer to 520hp
Max Torque in lb.s-ft. @ rpm 269 @ 4,800 rpm 480 @3,700 rpm 480 @ 3,700 rpm
Bore 4.0" 4.24"
Stroke 2.87" 3.788"
Displacement 289cid, 4734cc 427cid, 7000cc
Compression Ratio 10.1:1 11.5:1 12.5:1
Induction system Single Holley four-barrel, 715 cfm Single Holley four-barrel, 780 cfm Single Holley four-barrel, 780 cfm
Exhaust system Standard, dual exhaust
Electrical system 12-volt distributor system with alternator
Fuel consumption 13-15 mpg who you kidding??
Chassis
Frame Tubular Type based on two parallel main members
Body Aluminum
Front & rear suspension

 

Independent by transverse spring with lower A-frame and upper arm consisting of tranverse leaf.Adjustable shocks and concentric springs Independent Coil springs with parallel arms Independent Coil springs with parallel arms
Tire type and size 6.70"x15" 7.35"x15"
Front 9.90"x15"
Rear 11.90"x15"
Wheel Size 5.5" 6.0"
Front 7.5"x15"
Rear 9.5"x15"
Weights and Measures
Wheelbase 90.0" 90.0" 90.0"
Front track 53.25" 56.0" 56.0"
Rear track 52.75" 56.0 56.0
Overall height 45.0" 49.0" 49.0"
Overall width 61.0" 70.5" 70.5"
Overall length 167.0" 156.0" 156.0"
Ground clearance 5.5" 5.5" 5.5"
Crankcase 6 quart
Cooling system x quarts
Gas tank 18 gals 18 gals 42 gals
Curb weight in lbs. 2,100 2,150 2,150
Weight Distribution 49%/51%
Clutch
Type Single dry disc
Diameter 10.5" 10 3/8" 11.5" 11.5"
Actuation Mechanical
Transmission
Type Four speed, full syncromesh, Borg Warner
Ratios
First 2.36:1
Second 1.78:1
Third 1.41:1
Fourth 1.00:1
Reverse 3.54:1
2.32:1
1.61:1
1.20:1
1.00:1
3.54:1
2.32:1
1.69:1
1.29:1
1.00:1
3.54:1
2.32:1
1.54:1
1.19:1
1.00:1
3.54:1
Brakes
Girling discs on all four, Dual master cylinders
Front 12"
Rear 12"

11 5/8"

10 3/4"
11 5/8"
10 3/4"
Differential
Ratios 3.54:1 3.77:1 3.77:1 3.54:1 3.77:1;3.09;
3.31;3.54
Drive axles - type Enclosed, semi-floating
Steering
Type
Turns, lock to lock 3
Turning circle 33'3"
ratio
Performance
0-60 mph 5.5 secs 4.3 secs
0-100 mph 13.0 secs 8.8 secs
Quarter Mile 13.9 secs 12.4 @ 106 MPH
Top Speed 138 mph (222 kph) 165 mph (265 kph)

Source of information are many of the books listed on the
COBRA books on the Table of Contents Page, including:

THE COBRA STORY by Carroll Shelby
Shelby's Wildlife by William Wyss

This page is under construction as I look for specs.
If you have information or corrections please let me know

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