Shelby Cobra 427
With a 0 to 60 mph time of just 4.3 seconds, the Shelby Cobra 427 was the fastest production car in America in the ’60s. Putting Ford’s biggest engine, the V8 in the lightest roadster body was as equally extreme then as it is today. But there’s one thing you must know.
The Shelby Cobra 427 has a 7.0-liter V8 with around 400 HP in a tiny roadster body weighing around 2,000 pounds. So, with around 400 HP going to the rear wheels in a body so light, the Cobra 427 spelled trouble from the moment it debuted.