Fastest Muscle Cars of All Time: 2020 Edition

1966 Shelby AC Cobra 427 “Super Snake”

1966 Shelby AC Cobra 427 Super Snake Review
Source: Wikimedia Bull-Doser / Public domain

When released, this car was the future of automobiles. Shaped like a ‘cobra’, this Super Snake was the pinnacle of what cars could be, and it still is. Don’t believe us? Take this into account; the car sold for a whopping $5.5 million in 2017 at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction!


Production 1962-1963
Type Gas Engine
Engine Twin-supercharged overhead-valve V-8
Horsepower 500 hp
0-60 mph 4.2 sec
Quarter Mile 12.4 sec
Top Speed 198 mph


With a 4.2 second time of 0-60 mph, the 1966 Shelby AC Cobra 427 “Super Snake” was way ahead of its time. Other than the speed, the Cobra’s looks and comfort was one that rivaled many others, to a point where it was a prime contender for being starred in Dr. No (1962), the first James Bond film.

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