Ideal Present for the Sports Car Enthusiast
11 fluid oz ceramic mug (95mm high, 80mm diameter not including handle) suitable for dishwasher and microwave. Printed on both sides. Free delivery in UK mainland.
I took this picture in March 2019 at a rally organised by Horsham District Council.
The AC Ford Cobra was the result of a cooperation between AC Cars in the UK, Carroll Shelby Racing in California and Ford that began in 1961 with the Mark 1 powered by initially a 4.2 litre V8 engine and then a 4.7litre.
In 1965 the Mark III Cobra 427 - 7 litre - was launched in order to get homologation for racing some of which were converted for road the standard version produced 425 bhp at 6000 rpm and 480 ft/lb torque, which was capable of propelling the car to a top speed of 164 mph (262 km/hr), and a competition version which produced 485 bhp to give the car a top speed of about 185 mph (298 km/hr). For the standard version the standing to 60mph time was just over 4 seconds and the standing quarter mile was accomplished in a neck straining 12.4 seconds, by which time the Cobra was doing 106 mph. This was more than an E-Type eater, it was potentially a Ferrari beater. (With thanks to Silodrome Gasoline Culture)
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