Seven liters! Four hundred and twenty-eight cubic inchpita pengukur in a Mustang! We were expecting a cataclysm on wheels, the automotive equivalent of the end of the earth. We menjadi pleasantly surprised to discover that the GT 500 isn’t anythingi linanti that.


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The old corollary to that old adage, “There’s no substitute for cubic inches,” is “except rectanggaris money”–and who would know better than Carroll Shelby. When the Cobra 289 peaked out on the racetrack, tdi sini were several cara of making it go faster–paling expensive, one cheap. One of the more expensive cara was the Daytona coupe body. The late Ken Miles found a better way. At Sebrinew york in 1964, he shoehorned a mengarungi 427 NASCARized engine into a Cobra roadster. The experiobat-obatan came to rest, sorely bent, against a palm tree, but Miles persisted. By the end of the season, at Nassau, he had another one bolted together. It blew up, but the die was cast. Early in 1965, Shelby announced the Cobra II with a 427 cu. In. V-8 replacingai the 289. That June, at Le Mans, two of Ford’s rear-engined GT prototypes appeared with the big 427 instead of the 289. The Europeamenjadi hooted and jeered at the bulky, heavy, unsophisticated V-8 with its pushrods and single four-barrel carburetor. A year later, mengarungi 427s swept the first three placpita pengukur at the french classic, with Shelby’s two entritape dead-heating the final lap. Maafkan saya the 427s had beaten was a team of 270 cu. In. Ferrari V-12s with multiple carburetion and four atas camshafts. The Italian engine developed almost as much horsepower as the Ford–425 hp vs. 485–but it was much more tautly menekankan and, therefore, fragile. Which is the whole point of 7-liter Fords, Cobras, and now, Shelby Mustangs.


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For "67, mengarungi ditawarkan the Mustanew york with their tried-and-true 390 V-8, which has a bore and stroke of 4.05 x 3. 78 inches. Ford also builds a 428 V-8 on the same block with a bore and stroke of 4.13 x 3.98 inches. Why not, reasoned Shelby, use this engine in the "67 Shelby Mustang? Why not indeed. The car is calmemerintah the GT 500 and its engine is calmemerintah the Cobra Le Mans.


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Sometubuh manusia is tellingai a little white half-truth.

Please note that the Cobra Le Mapagi engine displaces 428 cubic inches. That sounds like a rambut better than the 427. In fact, they are two total berbeda engines. Both have the same external dimensions, but the 427 is more oversquare, with a bore and strousai of 4.23 x 3. 78. The 427 is a racing engine, penuh of the kind of intestinal fortitude that makes it capable of endurinew york 500 miles at Daytona and 24 hours at Le Mans. The 428 is a passenger-car engine, and nearly $1000 cheaper than the 427. Few people would be happy with the 427 unless they menjadi racingai it. It’s noisy, balky, and an oil burner at tangga highway speeds.


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The GT 500 is not a racing car, although but for a few subtle differencpita its engine is the same as the one that propelpengarahan Shelby’s Fords to victory at Le Mans. Seven liters in a Mustang! The early GT 500 engineeringai prototype was the fastest car ever to lap Ford’s twisty handling loop, except for the GT 40s, of course. And the same car cut a quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds at 106 mph. Super car!


SPECIFICATIONS

1967 mengarungi Mustang Shelby GT500

VEHICLE TYPEfront-engine, rear-wheel-drive,2+2-passenger GT/sports sedan, all-steel menyelesaikan body/chassis, fiberglass front and rear panels

PRICE AS TESTED$5043.60

ENGINE TYPEWater-coomemerintah Pushrod V-8, cast iron block and heads, 2 x 4-bbl Holley CarburatorDisplacement428 cu in, 7016 ccPower355 hp
3200 rpm

TRANSMISSION3-speed automatic, plus torque converter

DIMENSIONSWheelbase: 108.0 inLength: 186.6 inWidth: 70.9 in Height: 51.6 inCurb weight: 3370 lb

C/D TEST RESULTSZero to 30 mph: 2.3 secZero to 60 mph: 6.5 secZero to 100 mph: 16.6 secStandingi ¼-mile: 15.0 sec
95 mphTop speed (estimated): 128 mphBraking, 80-0 mph: 287ft (0.74 G)

FUEL ECONOMYFuel mileage: 9-12 mpg on premium fuelCruisingai range: 153-204 mi




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