- Shelby CSX

Shelby CSX Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Also called Shelby CSX-T Shelby CSX-VNT Production 1987-1989 Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback 5-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform P-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 2.2 L Turbo II I4 2.2 L Turbo IV I4 Transmission 5-speed A520 manual 5-speed A555 manual Related Dodge Shadow Plymouth Sundance The Shelby CSX(Carrol Shelby experimental) was a limited-production high performance automobile based on the turbocharged Dodge Shadow. These cars were offered by Shelby Automobiles Inc. from 1987 through 1989. CSX The first Shelby CSX appeared in 1987. Power came from Shelby's intercooled Turbo II 2.2 L I4, with 175 hp (130 kW) and 175 ft·lbf (237 Nm). Performance was good with a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 6.8 s. Shock absorbers and springs were replaced, and Daytona Shelby Z rear discs were added. Once again, Shelby used his own wheels. Outside badging was more restrained than other Shelby [read more...]

- Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing, Inc. (FFR) is an American automobile company that designs and manufactures assembly kits for replicars and sports cars. Current models The "kit cars" manufactured by Factory Five are sold as components. They are not pre-assembled by Factory Five. They are intended to be assembled by the purchaser or by a third party. Roadster The original FFR Roadster was based on the innovation of using running gear from a single modern donor vehicle, the high performance Mustang. The Mustang running gear was chosen for a number of reasons, but mostly because of high performance relative to cost and ready availability of parts through dealers. The earlier Mustang 302 V-8 is exactly the same block that powered the original vintage AC Cobra and Ford GT-40 to World Championships in the 60’s. Over a million Mustangs were built between 1987 and 2004 and the performance after-market for these parts is well established. The donor car path is not the only way to build an FFR [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...]

- 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 3000ME

AC 3000ME Production launched 1973 finally available for sale 1979-1984 Body style 2-door mid-engined sports car Engine 2994 cc V6 Transmission 5-speed manual all-symchromesh Wheelbase 90.5 in (2299 mm) Length 157 in (3988 mm) (saloon) Width 65 in (1651 mm) Height 45 in (1143 mm) The AC 3000ME is a British built and designed sports car that was launched at the 1973 London Motor Show in 1973 and offered for sale by AC Cars between 1979 and 1984. Despite a modern design and a favourable press reception, it was launched in the wake of a massive oil price surge and development was delayed by supplier problems. It was not a commercial success. Origins The 1970s were not a good period for luxury car manufacturers and AC Managing Director W Derek Hurlock went searching for a totally new smaller car. Mid-engined designs were in fashion at the time and in 1972 the Diabolo, a prototype with an Austin Maxi engine and transaxle was built by privateers Peter [read more...]

- AC Cobra

Shelby Cobra redirects here. See also the Shelby Mustang Cobra AC Cobra Manufacturer AC Cars/Ford Motor Company Also called Shelby Cobra Production 1961-1967 Assembly Thames Ditton, Surrey, England Body style 2-door roadster Layout FR layout MkI Production 1962-1963 Engine 260 cu in (4.3 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 151.5 in (3,848 mm) Width 61 in (1,549 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,019 lb (916 kg) MkII Production 1963-1965 Engine 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 151.5 in (3,848 mm) Width 61 in (1,549 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,315 lb (1,050 kg) MkIII Production 1965-1967 Engine 427 cu in (7.0 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 156 in (3,962 mm) Width 68 in (1,727 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,355 lb (1,068 kg) The AC Cobra, also known colloquially as the Shelby Cobra in North America, is an [read more...]

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