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|'66 Cobra 427®|
3 hours 15 minutes
Like many British specialist manufacturers, AC Cars had been using the Bristol straight-6 engine in its small-volume production, including its AC Ace two-seater roadster. This had a hand-built body with a steel tube frame and aluminium body panels that were made using English wheeling machines. The engine was a pre-World War II design by BMW which by the 1960s was considered dated. Bristol decided in 1961 to cease production of its engine and instead to use Chrysler 331 cu in (5.4 L) V8 engines. AC started using the 2.6 litre Ford Zephyr engine in its cars. In September 1961, American automotive designer Carroll Shelby wrote to AC asking if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. Shelby went to Chevrolet to see if they would provide him with engines, but not wanting to add competition to the Corvette they said no. However, Ford wanted a car that could compete with the Corvette and they happened to have a brand new engine which could be used in this endeavor, namely the V8 428ci (7.01L) & 427ci (7.0L). From 1965 to 1967 this was the world's fastest car.
The Shelby '66 Cobra 427® is available in three series:
- V8 Naturals career series in the Pro/Am category
- The Legend Continues bonus series in the Elite category
- Clash Of The Classics bonus series in the Legend category
This vehicle was added in the American Muscle Update (v1.3) released in August 2013 and can be unlocked as soon as V8 Naturals or The Legend Continues are unlocked or by earning 14 trophies in Clash Of The Classics.
This vehicle can be acquired for 180 or 144 with showcase discount.
This vehicle is used in the following special events:
- Used in MotorFiesta 1 in Stage 01 Goal 3.
|23.1|| 165 mph|
|4.19 s|| 120.0 ft|
|0.95 g||180 |
| Max PR|
| 175 mph|
|3.94 s|| 111.2 ft|
|1.08 g|| R$700,500 |
| Max PR|
| 186 mph|
|3.79 s|| 107.0 ft|
|1.20 g|| +442 |
| Top Speed|
For upgrades, including PR values, please see the project page Shelby '66 Cobra 427®, please be aware PR values can vary, depending on the upgrade order.
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|The Legend Continues|
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|Clash Of The Classics|
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