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  AC Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
 

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Built in:Los Angeles, United States
Produced from:1964 - 1965
Numbers built:6
Designed by:Pete Brock for Shelby American
Predecessor:AC Shelby Cobra Le Mans
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 21, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Ford 289 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 4,727 cc / 288.5 cu in
Bore / Stroke 101.8 mm (4 in) / 72.9 mm (2.9 in)
Compression 10.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 4 Weber 48 IDM Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 390 bhp / 291 KW @ 6,750 rpm
Torque 462 Nm / 341 ft lbs
BHP/Liter 83 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel tubular frame
Suspension (fr/r) lower wishbones, upper transverse leaf spring, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Girling discs
Gearbox Borg-Warner T-10 M 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,043 kilo / 2,299 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,150 mm (163.4 in) / 1,720 mm (67.7 in) / 1,180 mm (46.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,286 mm (90 in) / 1,308 mm (51.5 in) / 1,333 mm (52.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.37 bhp / kg
Top Speed 307 km/h (191 mph)
0-60 mph 4.4 s

Race history
Major wins
1964 Sebring 12 Hours GT5.0 (Bob Holbert / Dave MacDonald in CSX2287)
1964 24 Hours of Le Mans GT5.0 (Dan Gurney / Bob Bondurant in CSX2299)
1964 Tourist Trophy GT (Dan Gurney in CSX2299)
1965 Daytona 2000 km GT+3.0 (Jo Schlesser / Harold Keck / Bob Johnson in CSX2299)
1965 Sebring 12 Hours GT5.0 (Bob Bondurant / Jo Schlesser in CSX2299)
1965 Reims 12 Hours GT+3.0 (Bob Bondurant / Jo Schlesser in CSX2601)
1965 Nurburgring 1000 km GT+3.0 (Bob Bondurant / Jochen Neerpasch in CSX2601)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Vintage American Road Racing Cars (1950-1970), by Harold W. Pace and Mark R. Brinker
  • Automobile Historique (Issue 5)
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