AC Cars roll out new Mk VI Cobra

AC Cars roll out new Mk VI Cobra

AC Cobra MkVI fq

Engine lifted from a Corvette, brakes from Porsche and assembled in Germany? It can’t be an AC Cobra, but that’s exactly what it is. Amidst the masses of Cobra replicas on the market, the original AC Cars, has just released details on the latest version of its classic sportscar. The upgraded retro-styled sports car is set to make its official debut later this month at the prestigious Top Marques show in Monaco.

An assembly contract with German manufacturer Gullwing GmbH sees the latest Cobra assembled in Heyda, Germany, and it’s fitted with a handy lightweight removable hardtop and no suprises – gullwing doors. The aluminum body over tubular space-frame chassis weighs just 2,260 lbs and is powered by a thumping 6.2-litre V8 sourced from the Corvette, tuned to produce 437 hp in standard GT form or a whopping 647 hp in GTS spec, the extra power coming courtesy of a supercharger. Stopping strength is provided by Porsche-sourced four-piston calipers and vented discs. 0-100km is completed in just 3.3 seconds offering the kind of rear-wheel shredding performance that Cobra enthusiasts crave.

AC Cobra MkVI fq

Engine lifted from a Corvette, brakes from Porsche and assembled in Germany? It can’t be an AC Cobra, but that’s exactly what it is. Amidst the masses of Cobra replicas on the market, the original AC Cars, has just released details on the latest version of its classic sportscar. The upgraded retro-styled sports car is set to make its official debut later this month at the prestigious Top Marques show in Monaco.

An assembly contract with German manufacturer Gullwing GmbH sees the latest Cobra assembled in Heyda, Germany, and it’s fitted with a handy lightweight removable hardtop and no suprises – gullwing doors. The aluminum body over tubular space-frame chassis weighs just 2,260 lbs and is powered by a thumping 6.2-litre V8 sourced from the Corvette, tuned to produce 437 hp in standard GT form or a whopping 647 hp in GTS spec, the extra power coming courtesy of a supercharger. Stopping strength is provided by Porsche-sourced four-piston calipers and vented discs. 0-100km is completed in just 3.3 seconds offering the kind of rear-wheel shredding performance that Cobra enthusiasts crave.

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