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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 478 HP / 6,500 rpm
Performance Points 518 PP
Max Torque 380.2 ft-lb / 3,500 rpm
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 1,311 kilograms (2,890 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.74 kg (6.0 lb) per horsepower

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.

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

DescriptionEdit

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

The FIA Speed World Challenge, a world endurance championship in which the Shelby Cobra competed, differed from the GT Class in that an engine displacement limitation was not established.

In order to defeat their rival Ferrari in this series, Shelby American decided to mount a large displacement engine in their entry. At the time, Ford conveniently had their 7 L, 427 'Side Oiler', a pure racing engine for stock car racing. It was decided that the Cobra would be fitted with this engine, and the development of the Shelby Cobra 427 started near the end of 1964. Its prototype was completed in the spring of 1965.

The major problem that immediately arose was that in comparison to the 345 BHP produced by the 289 unit, the 427 Side Oiler produced roughly 493 BHP. Phil Remington, who was in charge of design at Shelby American, determined that the existing suspension would not be able to handle this much power. Therefore the characteristic side-mounted leaf suspension was abandoned and changed to a conventional double wishbone with coil dampers.

The Shelby Cobra 427 cleared its 100-unit minimum production and acquired the FIA homologation, and the car ventured into competition in the SCCA A production class from the opening of the 1966 season. In the end, 348 Shelby Cobra 427s were built, with 88 of these being competition spec models or test cars.

Incidentally, the 427SC is a road model with competition spec equipment, and there were only 31 of these cars that were built to this spec from the beginning.

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