Legendary Shelby Cobra 289 Le Mans Race Car 1963

Legendary Shelby Cobra 289 Le Mans Race Car 1963 – Shelby Cobra 289 Le Mans Race Car 1963 has more than 40 modifications that set it apart from the standard Cobra racing. CSX2137 is the most significant of these cars. This is the first FIA World Sportscar for the new American Shelby American team, and the first FIA victory for American cars in the United States. Shelby Cobra 289 Le Mans Race Car 1963 with CSX2137 chassis won the first three wins as the Shelby American Factory Team car, and two races as an independent Cobra race.

In the interiot section of Shelby Cobra 289 Le Mans Race Car 1963 especially the cockpit, the fiberglass racing seat right holds the driver in its place. Smith instruments are installed, and switches at the bottom of the dashboard control ignition, two electric fuel pumps, and lights, plus a differential cooler, windshield wipers and panel lights. The original black Dymo label is still on the panel. As with any other car meant to run in Le Mans, the starter switch is mounted to the left of the wheel, and, of course, there is no ignition key.

Legendary Shelby Cobra 289 Le Mans Race Car 1963

Unique to Shelby Cobra 289 Le Mans Race Car 1963 is a shorter, hinged lower luggage lid, designed to allow the installation of an aerodynamic hardtop, which is extended back into the original trunk. The back of the hardtop is secured in two holes in front of the baggage latch, which also works to install the bungee cable when the hardtop is not in use. The top has side vents behind the sliding window of Plexiglas glass.

Body type 2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors 2
mm inches
Wheelbase 2286 90
Track/tread (front) 1308 51.5
Track/tread (rear) 1334 52.5
Length 3848 151.5
Width 1549 61
Height 1245 49
Ground clearance 114 4.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1050 kg 2315 lb
Weight distribution 48.7 % front
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.7 litre
4727 cc
(288.459 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 72.9 mm
4 × 2.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.39
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
275 PS (271 bhp) (202 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output
57.3 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
423 Nm (312 ft·lb) (43.1 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
89.49 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1124.5 kPa (163.1 psi)
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 590.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.4 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.6 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 13.70 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.4 s
Maximum speed 222 km/h (138 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 261.68 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
192.46 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
258.1 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.12 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.2 kg/kW
8.68 lb/bhp
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.900
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.CS.W.
Rear suspension I.CS.W.
Wheel size front 6½L x 15
Wheel size rear 6½L x 15
Tyres front Dunlop SP41 HR 185-15
Tyres rear Dunlop SP41 HR 185-15
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter 297 mm
Rear brake diameter 273 mm
Braked area 3742 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.54

Shelby Cobra 289 Le Mans Race Car 1963

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