The gorgeous new AC Cobra GT Roadster has made its world premiere in London, with confirmed consumers and prospects invited to the unique reveal, because the legendary sports activities automobile makes its sensational return. Hosted on the world-famous Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, simply 25 miles from the place the corporate was first established, the state-of-the- artwork roadster wowed prospects and assembled VIPs because the all-new design was unveiled for the primary time.
Accessible in each left and right-hand drive and powered by a thunderous 5.0-liter V8, delivering as much as 663PS, the distinctive automobile incorporates a novel extruded aluminum spaceframe chassis and carbon-composite bodywork to ship a outstanding driving expertise in a extremely limited-production car. Exhibiting all the pieces from the enduring and evocative bodywork by to the bespoke inside, the brand new AC Cobra GT Roadster’s premiere allowed prospects to expertise the brand new automobile’s styling, revel within the cabin’s design and meet the staff chargeable for guaranteeing the brand new sports activities automobile upholds the well-known title’s legacy.
Talking on the premiere, David Conza, Chief Government Officer of AC Vehicles, stated: “Our objective was to surpass the expectations of our esteemed clientele, who’ve grown accustomed to the best in automotive luxurious. The overwhelmingly optimistic suggestions we obtained from the attendees confirms that we have now properly and really exceeded these expectations. The AC Cobra GT Roadster is a testomony to our unwavering dedication to excellence. We’re delighted that prospects may be part of us from world wide, and thank them for putting the upmost religion in us.”
Beginning with a clean-sheet design, the AC Cobra GT Roadster is a cutting-edge trendy sports activities automobile, produced utilizing the newest expertise and engineering processes, but it stays trustworthy to the spirit of the AC Cobra of the Nineteen Sixties. The brand new roadster is the results of a multi-million Euro funding sustained over practically 4 years. Supposed to be each stunning and usable as a sports activities automobile, it stays in a category of its personal. Simply 250 examples of the GT Roadster are anticipated to be constructed for worldwide markets yearly, with the primary yr of manufacturing already allotted.
Designed to be totally street authorized, accessible in left and right-hand drive, and incorporate trendy security options, each facet, from the styling by to ergonomics, has been thought of. Considerably bigger than the unique AC Cobra, the brand new GT Roadster catches up on 50 years of design evolution. Completely trendy ergonomics means the automobile’s cabin accommodates drivers properly over six ft tall, whereas the automobile makes use of trendy drivetrain and management applied sciences to validate its grand tourer credentials.
The brand new chassis has a wheelbase of 2570mm, 284 mm longer than the AC Cobra Mk. VI, but the automobile’s total size has grown solely 110mm, as much as 4225mm. The automobile’s monitor has additionally been optimized to offer a wider stance, which, together with the automobile’s weight distribution and middle of gravity, drastically advantages dealing with and agility. Extraordinarily mild and with distinctive torsional rigidity, the extremely superior extruded aluminum spaceframe chassis was designed for an open-top automobile but. Clothed in a flowing carbon-composite physique, which itself weighs below 50kg, the brand new AC Cobra’s curb weight stays below 1450kg.
As soon as once more, the AC Cobra attracts on a formidable V8 engine for the firepower wanted to ship the pace and soundtrack revered by followers world wide. Accessible in two distinct configurations, the brand new GT Roadster comes with both a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 or a supercharged model utilizing the identical modular engine. Creating as much as 654bhp (663PS) and 575 lb-ft (780Nm) – or 454bhp (460PS) and 420 lb-ft (570Nm) in commonplace configuration – the supercharged GT Roadster is able to sprinting from 0-60mph in simply 3.4sec. Completely complementing the engines, two gearboxes can be found: a 6-speed guide gearbox for purists or a complicated 10-speed automated gearbox with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.
Befitting such a complicated and extremely unique automobile, the AC Cobra GT Roadster’s cabin has obtained as a lot care and devotion as the remainder of the design. That includes bespoke particulars and distinctive hand-finished parts unseen within the automotive world earlier than, it underlines AC Vehicles’ dedication to its autos going ahead. The design and detailing of the GT Roadster’s leatherwork and fabric fastidiously mix superior and extremely resilient materials with conventional supplies, but as soon as once more respects the automobile’s heritage.