Revamped Classic: The AC Cobra GT Roadster's Modern Twist Shocks and Awes

by AutoExpert   |  7 December, 2023

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Remember the AC-Shelby Cobra from the swinging '60s? Well, brace yourselves - AC Cars is turning that nostalgic dial up to eleven with their latest creation, the AC Cobra GT Roadster. It's a nod to the past with a firm foot in the future, and it's sure to leave Carroll Shelby speechless!

What's cooking at AC Cars? They're taking a leaf out of Morgan's playbook, mixing old-school cool with modern wizardry. The new AC Cobra GT Roadster might look like the heart-thumping 427 Cobras of yesteryear, but under its classic exterior lies something much more advanced.

AC Cobra GT Roadster

Gone is the steel ladder chassis of the original. In its place? A spanking new aluminum platform, future-proof and brimming with potential. It's a move initiated by David Conza, AC’s CEO and major investor, who saw the need for a safer, more performance-oriented upgrade.

AC Cobra GT Roadster

And let's talk dimensions. The carbon-skinned GT stretches an extra 110mm (4.3 inches) compared to the Cobra MK VI, boasting a longer wheelbase and wider track. This not only gives taller drivers a comfy ride but also amps up the car's stability. And for those who love tech, there's an optional 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, alongside the classic six-speed manual.

AC Cobra GT Roadster

Under the hood? A roaring Ford 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, available in two flavors: a standard 454bhp beast or a supercharged variant with a jaw-dropping 654bhp. We’re talking serious power here.

AC Cobra GT Roadster

David Conza of AC Cars puts it best: "We're aiming to provide an experience akin to driving the original AC Cobra, but with unmatched sophistication." This isn't just about recreating the past; it's about redefining what a high-performance, exclusive sports car can be in the modern era.

AC Cobra GT Roadster

With a production plan of 250 GTs annually, AC Cars is targeting car enthusiasts globally. And guess what? The first year's production is already spoken for, with each buyer happily shelling out a cool £285,000 ($359,000). It's clear - the AC Cobra GT Roadster isn't just a car; it's a statement, a fusion of history and future, waiting to hit the roads. Buckle up, folks; it's going to be an exhilarating ride!

AC Cobra GT Roadster

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