1963 AC Cobra 289

AC Cobra 289 is an automobile that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style styled by John Tojeiro with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 4.7 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 271 bhp (275 PS/202 kW) at 5750 rpm and 423 N·m (312 lb·ft/43.1 kgm) at 4500 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 1050 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 222 km/h, or 138 mph.

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Key facts

1963 AC Cobra 289 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3848 mm
How heavy?
1050 kg
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4727 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
275 PS / 271 bhp / 202 kW @ 5750 rpm
How much torque?
423 Nm / 312 ft.lb / 43.1 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.6 s
How fast?
222 km/h, 138 mph

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1963 AC Cobra 289 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerJohn Tojeiro
dimensions & weights
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
Weight distribution 48.7 % front
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
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
(DIN)
275 PS (271 bhp) (202 kW)
at 5750 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
57.3 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
423 Nm (312 ft·lb) (43.1 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
89.49 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 11:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1124.5 kPa (163.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 590.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.4 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 13.70 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.4 s
Standing kilometre
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
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
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
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID51964
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 AC Cobra 289 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.