Specifications: AC Cobra 427 - 
|Year: 1966 | Type: Coupe|
AC Cobra Specifications - Engine and Transmission.
AC Cobra Engine: The Coupe version of the Cobra model has a 7000 cc (427.1 ci) 16 valve V8 N/A Petrol engine.
Power and Torque Specifications.
AC Cobra Power: The Cobra's 7000 cc (427.1 ci) engine reaches its peak power of .
AC Cobra Performance Specifications.
AC Cobra Top Speed: The AC Cobra 427 -  has a top speed of 165 mph (265.5 kph)
|Engine: 7000 cc (427.1 ci) 16 Valve|
|Formation: V8 | Aspiration: N/A|
|Transmission: 5 speed/ Manual|
|Top Speed: 165 mph (265.5 kph)|
|0 to 60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.2 secs|
|0 to 100 kph (0-62 mph): secs|
|0 to 100 mph (160.9 kph): 10.3 secs|
|Torque: 482lb-ft (555.8Nm) @ 3700rpm|
|Kerbweight: 1147 kgs (2528 lbs)|
|Drive: RWD | Engine Location: F|
|1/4 Mile (Est.): secs @ mph|
|Closest Rivals: 1966 AC Cobra 427 rivals list.||BHP Per Ton: 357.4 bhp|
|More Images: 1966 AC Cobra 427 images||Torque Per Ton: 420.2 lb-ft|
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In a bid to build a car that could beat Ferrari, Carroll Shelby rammed a V8 in a british built AC Ace. The very first of these Aces housed a 4260cc (260ci) V8, however, as the 427 suggests, later models squeezed a huge 427ci (7 litre) Ford V8.
With 480 lb/ft of torque coarsing through it's veins the AC Cobra beefed up its chassis to cope. The combination of a huge V8 in the front of a relatively lightweight Brit even with a stronger chassis was still an animal around the race track. Coil Springs were also introduced to try to tame the power further, and with 410 bhp at 6000 rpm, 0 to 60mph in 4.2 seconds the suspension most definitely required an overhaul.
Over the years the timeless looks and format of the AC Cobra have been copied, with a plethora of Kit Car replicas now available. This is testament to the simplicity of the Cobra thinking of a huge engine in a lightweight open top car. The real charm of the car is the mix of muscle-bound, aggressive yet classic looks and V8 rawness that few marques have matched over the decades.
Huge 7 litre V8 grunt, Open top V8 experience, Classic looks
Taming the huge rear wheel power. Keeping warm in the winter.