The AC Cobra GT Roadster is a beautiful reincarnation of a classic sports car with modern performance features. The particular vehicle unveiled at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London is finished in a gorgeous blue that helps accentuate the curves of the car’s body, which is comprised of carbon composite, which lowers vehicle weight. As if it wasn’t light enough.
AC Cobra GT Roadster: Details
The AC Cobra GT Roadster has two engine options, one of which is a naturally aspirated 5.0L Ford Coyote V8 that makes 454 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The other, and more potent, makes 654 ponies and 575 lb-ft of torque thanks to the addition of a supercharger. The more powerful option enables the car to reach 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Additionally, buyers will have the opportunity to choose from a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic.
The Cobra GT Roadster rides on an extruded aluminum spaceframe chassis. Meanwhile, the wheelbase measures 101.2 inches, which makes it 11.18 inches longer than the AC Cobra Mk. VI. The overall length is 166.3 inches, 4.33 inches more than the Mk. VI. The larger size of the car means that someone of a taller stature can fit into it without feeling like they’re in a powered ride-on toy car from Walmart.
The interior of the car mixes retro and modern elements. Where the dashboard includes a variety of circular gauges, there’s also a small screen in the lower portion of the center. Orders for the new AC Cobra GT Roadster are open, with pricing varying by region. The starting price in the UK is around £285,000 or $355,855 USD in the United States. As it stands, the company has plans to build just 250 of these cars a year.
The AC Cobra has evolved from the brand’s Ace sports car, as Carroll Shelby reached out to the automaker to use the model as a basis for his V8-powered Cobra. So, not only won’t you be getting something spectacular to drive with a retro feel, but you’ll also own something that the legendary Carroll Shelby contributed to the conception of.