- Shelby Series 1

Shelby Series 1 Manufacturer Carroll Shelby International Production 1998—2005 Assembly Las Vegas, Nevada Successor Shelby Mustang (2006) Class Luxury Muscle Car Layout Front engine, rear wheel drive Engine 4.0L V8 DOHC 32 valves (4 per cylinder) Transmission 6-speed manual Length 4,292 mm (169.0 in) Width 1,943 mm (76.5 in) Height 1,194 mm (47.0 in) Curb weight 1,202 kg (2,650 lb) Shelby Series 1 was a high-performance roadster designed by Carroll Shelby and produced by Shelby American. It was powered by Oldsmobile's 4.0 L L47 Aurora V8 DOHC engine. It has 320 hp (324 PS) at 6500 rpm, 290 lb-ft at 5000 rpm and will do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and records 12.8 seconds in the quarter mile at 112 mph (180 km/h). Top speed is 170 mph (273.5 km/h) 15 mph (24 km/h) faster than the 427 Shelby Cobra. The 1998 car weighed 1,202 kg (2,650 lb). The Series 1 is the only car ever produced by Carroll Shelby from a clean sheet of [read more...]

- Shelby Dakota

Shelby Dakota Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1989 Class Mid-size pickup truck Body style 2-door truck Layout FR layout Platform N-body Engine 5.2 L LA V8 Transmission 4-speed A500 automatic Related Dodge Dakota The Shelby Dakota was a limited-production performance version of the Dodge Dakota Sport pickup truck. Offered by Shelby for 1989 only, it was his first rear wheel drive vehicle in many years. The Shelby Dakota started with a short-wheelbase, short-bed, standard-cab pickup. The 3.9 L V6 was removed in favor of the company's 5.2 L V8 with throttle-body injection. On paper, the swap looked simple since both engines were similar, but the tight space in the Dakota's engine compartment meant removing the engine-driven fan in front and using electric ones instead. Output was just 5 hp (3.7 kW) up (to 175 hp) but torque was 270 ft·lbf (370 N·m). Special wheels and trim proclaimed the car's heritage. At the time, it was the [read more...]

- AC Ace

AC Ace Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1951–1962 Class Roadster Body style 2-door roadster Engine 2.0 L I6/2.6 L Transmission 4-speed manual (With overdrive available) Wheelbase 90 in (2286 mm) Length 152 in (3861 mm) Width 59.5 in (1511 mm) Height 49 in (1245 mm) Curb weight 1920 lb (871 kg) Related AC Cobra AC Ace was a car made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, England. History AC came back to the market after the Second World War with the staid Two-litre range of cars in 1947, but it was with the Ace sports car of 1953 that the company really made its reputation in the post war years. Casting around for a replacement for the ageing Two litre, AC took up a design by John Tojeiro that used a light ladder type tubular frame, all independent transverse leaf spring suspension, and an open two seater alloy body that was made using English wheeling machines, possibly inspired by the Ferrari Barchetta of the day. Early cars used AC's elderly two [read more...]

- Shelby Daytona

The Shelby Daytona Coupe (also referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe) was a coupé based loosely on the AC Cobra roadster chassis and drive-train. It was built for auto racing, specifically to take on Ferrari in the GT class. Just six Daytona original coupes were built between 1964 and 1965. Shelby was reassigned to the Ford GT40 project after that to go compete at the 24 hours of Le Mans, again to beat Ferrari. Pete Brock designed the Daytona's aerodynamic bodywork, while Bob Negstad designed the car's suspension. Negstad also designed the chassis and suspension for the GT40 and the CSX 3000 series Shelby Cobra, often referred to as the "coil-Spring Cobra" chassis. Due to its slippery shape, with the same Ford 289 drive-train and chassis as the 289 Cobra roadster it was much faster at top speed. Racing success 1964 12 Hours of Sebring (GT class win, Dave MacDonald/Bob Holbert) 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans (GT class win, Dan Gurney/Bob Bondurant) 1964 RAC Tourist Trophy 1965 [read more...]

- Shelby Lancer

Shelby Lancer Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1987 Class Mid-size Body style 5-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform H-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A520 manual 3-speed A413 automatic Related Chrysler LeBaron GTS Dodge Lancer The Shelby Lancer was a limited-production hatchback sports sedan based on the Dodge Lancer. Modified by Carroll Shelby for 1987 and in Graphic Red only, the Shelby Lancer was intended to be an American counterpart to such European sedans as the BMW 3-Series and Peugeot 405. It was well-equipped inside with many amenities not offered on the normal Lancer, including a special 10-speaker Pioneer CD audio system, one of the first Compact Disc systems offered in an American car. There were only 800 of these cars made in total; 400 came with a 3-speed Automatic transmission (A413) and leather interior, and 400 with a 5-speed Manual transmission (A520) and cloth interior. Other Shelby-branded items [read more...]

- AC MK VI

The AC MK VI is the newest iteration of AC's classic Ace/Cobra sports car. The MK VI was introduced on April 16, 2009 at the Top Marques car show in Monaco and is the first version of the vehicle not to be built in England, the first to use a V8 engine not manufactured by Ford, the first to be available in a coupé version that was not designed specifically for racing and the first version to feature gullwing doors in its coupé form. The vehicle will be manufactured by Gullwing GmbH in Heyda, Germany, the company is also responsible for the design of the coupe version's roof structure and gullwing doors. The vehicle will "wear" an aluminium-hybrid body mounted onto a fully triangulated, jig welded roundtube spaceframe chassis to maximize strength and minimizing weight while still keeping production costs reasonable. Power will come from a specially tuned, 6.2 litre LS3 Corvette engine making 437 bhp (326 kW) in "GT" trim and 647 bhp (482 kW) in "GTS" trim, which is said to meet [read more...]

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