With a new design that will be unveiled in April, AC Cars is returning to the Cobra market.
AC Cobra GT Roadster
One of the oldest automakers in the UK is AC Cars, which was founded in 1901. Carroll Shelby modified AC Companies' original Ace sports vehicle in 1962 to produce the fabled Shelby Cobra. In other regions, the Shelby was marketed as an AC Cobra, and recently, AC began producing replicas, some of which were battery-operated.
The new vehicle, known as the AC Cobra GT Roadster, has been completely redesigned utilising cutting-edge engineering techniques even if it may look like the original. For instance, it has a carbon-composite body and an extruded aluminium chassis, and the suspension was created in collaboration with a pro racing team.
In comparison to the original Cobra, the Cobra GT Roadster is larger. The overall length, now measuring 166 inches, has barely increased by 4.3 inches, or around 11 inches, but the wheelbase has increased to 101 inches. Moreover, the track is wider, which contributes to better handling and a more robust stance.
The vehicle also includes contemporary conveniences like power windows, automatic climate control, and a navigation infotainment system. AC will provide a wide range of options, such as carbon-fiber seats, leather accents, and a detachable hardtop.
A 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission can be chosen to go with the Ford 5.0-liter V-8, which provides the power. There has a maximum of 654 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque. With a predicted curb weight of 3,300 pounds, this much power should result in 0-60 mph acceleration rates of about 3.4 seconds, according to AC. Around 172 mph will be the top speed.
Although AC has not yet decided on a price, it has stated that it is anticipated to be around 285,000 British pounds, or roughly $342,000 USD. The first deliveries are anticipated in 2024, and the order books are now open. Production will be restricted, according to AC.
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New AC Cobra GT Roadster 2023 | Exterior Revealed, Full Release in April | It starts at £285,000.