Cobra 427

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Cobra 427 SC

1961 – 1968

Highlights

Petrol

Manual

7.0

2

3.4

360 bhp

160 mph

419 lb/ft

The Ford Cobra 427 was a game-changer in the world of high-performance sports cars. Its creation was made possible through the vision of ex-racer Carroll Shelby, who saw the potential in pairing a powerful American V8 engine with a lightweight European chassis. In 1965, with the support of Ford, Shelby shoehorned the 7-liter V8 engine into a British AC sports car, producing the incredible Cobra 427.

Performance was nothing short of phenomenal. For a car of the 1960s to reach 100 mph in just 10 seconds was astonishing, a feat that wouldn’t be matched for over two decades. The Cobra 427 was a true beast on the road, delivering raw power and speed that left drivers in awe.

Unfortunately, the production of the hand-built Cobra 427s came to an end in 1967, when Ford chose to focus on their new GT, the Mustang. However, the legacy of the Cobra 427 continues to live on through the numerous kit car replicas available today. The Cobra 427 remains one of the most iconic and sought-after sports cars in history, and its impact on the automotive world will never be forgotten.

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