The Shelby Cobra 427 '66 is a legendary sports 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.
Colors[edit | edit source]
There have been several different colors available for this car. They are listed per game below.
GT2 and GT3[edit | edit source]
The colors are unnamed in these games:
GT4 and GTPSP[edit | edit source]
- Guardsman Blue Poly
GT5, GT6, and GTS[edit | edit source]
- Wimbledon White
- Guardsman Blue Poly
- Ivy Green
Description[edit | edit source]
"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.
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
GT2[edit | edit source]
This car can only be obtained by winning the second race of the Muscle Car Cup, located on Seattle Circuit Full Course.
GT3[edit | edit source]
This car can be bought at the Shelby dealership for 500,000 Credits. An alternative way to obtain this car is to win the Spider & Roadster event, in the Professional League section.
GT4[edit | edit source]
This car can be bought at the Shelby Legendary Cars Dealership for 530,550 Credits.
GTPSP[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased for 530,550 Credits.
GT5[edit | edit source]
As a Premium car, it can be purchased at the Shelby Dealership for 530,550 Credits. It can also be obtained by winning the Amateur Classic Muscle Car Championship in B-Spec. is a Level 12 car. A Standard version of this car can be imported from Gran Turismo PSP, but its use is limited to Arcade Mode only.
GT6[edit | edit source]
This car can be bought at the Shelby dealership for 530,550 Credits. It is a detailed car.
GT Sport[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased in the Shelby section of Brand Central for 2,000,000 Credits.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This is the oldest vehicle in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.
- In earlier games, until Gran Turismo PSP, it wasn't possible to purchase dirt and snow tyres for this car. However, starting with Gran Turismo 5, dirt and snow tyres for this car were made purchasable, thus allowing the car to be used on dirt and snow tracks.
- When the car was added to Gran Turismo Sport, it became the first returning car from previous games to be added to the game.