The Shelby Cobra 427 '66 is a road car produced by Shelby. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.06, released on November 27, 2017.
There have been several different colors available for this car. They are listed per game below.
GT2 and GT3
The colors are unnamed in these games:
GT4 and GT PSP
- Guardsman Blue Poly
GT5, GT6, GT Sport and GT7
- Wimbledon White
- Guardsman Blue Poly
- Ivy Green
"The icon of American sportscars, powered by a large displacement engine."
The Shelby Cobra competed in the FIA Speed World Challenge, a world endurance championship that differed from GT-class racing because there was no limitation on engine displacement.
To defeat the rival, Ferrari, in this series, the folks at Shelby American fitted a large displacement engine into their race car, which came in the front of the 7.0-liter 427-cu.-in. "Side Oiler", a pure purpose-build racing engine. Thus, the development of the Shelby Cobra 427 was under way, starting near the end of 1964. The first prototype was complete in the spring of 1965.
One problem that immediately arose during development was the strength of the chassis, or lack thereof. In comparison to the 345 BHP produced by the 289 engine, the 427 Side Oiler's 493 BHP was simply too much power for the existing setup. Phil Remington, in charge of design at Shelby America, determined that the suspension was the car's weakest link, so the side-mounted leaf suspension was abandoned in favor of a conventional double wishbone with coil dampers.
The Shelby Cobra cleared its 100 unit minimum production requirement and acquired FIA homologation. The car first competed in the SCCA A production class at the opening of the 1966 season. In the end, 348 Shelby Cobra 427s were built with 88 of them being competition spec models or test cars. The 427SC is a road-going model with competition spec equipment. Only 31 of these examples were built.
|Game||Buy From Location||Credits||Win From Event|
|Gran Turismo 2||---||---||Muscle Car Cup - Race 2|
|Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec||Shelby Dealership||500,000||Professional Spider & Roadster|
|Gran Turismo 4||Shelby Legendary Showroom||530,550||---|
|Gran Turismo PSP||Shelby Dealership||530,550||---|
|Gran Turismo 5||Shelby Dealership||530,550||Classic Muscle Car Championship - B-Spec|
|Gran Turismo 6||Shelby Dealership||530,550||---|
|Gran Turismo Sport||Brand Central||2,000,000||---|
|Gran Turismo 7||Legend Car Dealership||2,500,000||---|
- This is the oldest vehicle in GT3.
- In earlier games, until GT PSP, it wasn't possible to purchase dirt and snow tyres for this car. However, starting with GT5, dirt and snow tyres for this car were made buyable, thus allowing the car to be used on dirt and snow tracks.
- When the car was added to GT Sport, it became the first returning car from previous games to be added to the game.