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AC Cars 427 S/C '66
Ac-cobra-427-s-c-66
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Flag of the United Kingdom AC Cars
Displacement 6998 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Engine Ford Side Oiler 427
Max Power 485 PS
Performance Points 518 PP
0-60 Mph 4.2 seconds
Standing Quarter Mile 12.4 seconds
Top Speed 169 miles per hour (272 km/h)
Length 3962 mm
Width 1727 mm
Height 1244 mm
Weight 1311 kg

The AC Cars 427 S/C '66, also known as the AC Cobra MkIII or Shelby Cobra, is a two-door sports convertible coupe produced by AC Cars. It has featured in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6. Its top speed is 272 km/h and has a power of 400 HP in real life.

DescriptionEdit

"Only 31 of these cars were ever produced; a street spec Cobra with competition equipment."

The Shelby Cobra competed in the FIA Speed World Challenge, a world endurance championship that differed from GT-class racing because there was no limitation on engine displacement.

To defeat the rival, Ferrari, in this series, the folks at Shelby American fitted a large displacement engine into their race car, which came in the front of the 7.0-liter 427-cu.-in. "Side Oiler", a pure purpose-build racing engine. Thus, the development of the Shelby Cobra 427 was under way, starting near the end of 1964. The first prototype was complete in the spring of 1965.

One problem that immediately arose during development was the strength of the chassis, or lack thereof. In comparison to the 345 HP produced by the 289 engine, the 427 Side Oiler's 493 HP was simply too much power for the existing setup. Phil Remington, in charge of design at Shelby America, determined that the suspension was the car's weakest link, so the side-mounted leaf suspension was abandoned in favor of a conventional double wishbone with coil dampers.

The Shelby Cobra cleared its 100 unit minimum production requirement and acquired FIA homologation. The car first competed in the SCCA A production class at the opening of the 1966 season. In the end, 348 Shelby Cobra 427s were built with 88 of them being competition spec models or test cars. The 427SC is a road-going model with competition spec equipment. Only 31 of these examples were built.

ColorsEdit

  • Guardsman Blue (includes white stripes)
  • Dark Blue
  • Princess Blue
  • Vineyard Green
  • Live Oak
  • Mushroom
  • Sunset Red (includes white stripes)
  • Cherry Red
  • Ruby Red
  • Sand
  • Beige
  • Canary Yellow
  • Mist Silver
  • Off White
  • Pure White
  • Black

SpecificationsEdit

  • Year: 1966
  • Length: 67 inches
  • Width: 67 inches
  • Height: 48 inches
  • Drivetrain: FR[3]
  • Engine Type: V8 OHV
  • Aspiration: NA
  • Max Power: 478 HP/6,500rpm
  • Max Torque: 380.2ft-lb/3,500rpm
  • Weight: 1,311 kg
  • Power/Weight: 2.74 kg/HP

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the AC Cars Dealership for 423,200 Credits.

GT PSPEdit

The 427 S/C can be purchased for 423,200 credits.

GT5Edit

Unlike its Shelby counterpart, this car is a Standard car and must be purchased from the Used Cars Dealership for 423,200 Credits as a Level 10 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 423.200 Credits. It is a simplified car.

VideosEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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