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NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:24 am
by nikbj68
“What do we want?”
An Electric AC Cobra!
“When do we want it?”
Erm...

To celebrate the 58th anniversary of the birth of the Cobra (the WHAT? 🤓) AC will produce only 58 each of 2 new models!

The AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition - Powered by 2.3L Ford Ecoboost 4 pot - claiming 350bhp and 325ftlb of torque, delivering a 0-60 time of 6 seconds and top speed of 120mph for £85,000

AC Cobra Series 1 Electric - 54kWh battery, 230kw (~ 308bhp) claiming 150mile range, 0-62 in 6.7 seconds, max 120mph. £138,000

Form an orderly queue to place your £2,500 deposit....

https://www.accars.eu/

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:06 am
by clive
Interesting tyres.

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:56 am
by simonjrwinter
Exciting eh? And now with “composite” bodies (glassfibre).
Apparently the owner of the AC has an alleged “reputation” for not delivering on his promises (or so I’ve read)
Such a shame, it just tarnishes AC car’s reputation.
The 2.3 may be a hell of an engine......but not in a Cobra.

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:43 am
by KevinW
Given the number of outfits who have got licenses to the AC moniker over the last 10 years or so, I find it confusing who's who.
So this outfit are based in Norfolk
https://www.accars.eu/contact-us/

- no connection to Thames Ditton or AC Cars of Weybridge or Camberley?

So I am assuming this is just another licensing franchise?

I am surprised they can use the word 'Cobra' - or perhaps they have struck a deal on that as well.
I think they were selling a high price tagged white 427-shaped car on ebay a few months ago, shown in the link above.

[A new opportunity for Hawk to offer e-289s?]

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:50 am
by simonjrwinter
Even the “standard” offering from them has a glassfibre body and Chevy engine......so sort of like a very expensive Dax......😳

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:02 pm
by nikbj68
Kevin, after the bank called time on AC Autokraft, Alan Lubinsky purchased AC ‘in toto’
So production continued at Brooklands for a time, before moving to Frimley, then briefly Normandy(UK), from where they decamped to Malta, and touting a move to Connecticut, ended up in Germany. No ‘other outfits’ have had the AC name*, and it appears they have the right to use the term “AC Cobra” everywhere except North America.

I have followed AC’s modern history closely, and on that basis, don’t expect the highways to be flooded with Electric Cobras. 💀

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:37 pm
by KevinW
Thanks Nick.
There was a particularly bad looking car about 10 years ago claiming to be an AC made by 'Iconic' I think.
I thought that must have been a licensed product?

-noticed the pics seem to show an exhaust pipe, no under-bonnet view and the dashboard pics do not seem to show the rejig needed for an e-Cob.

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:47 pm
by simonjrwinter
The pictures show very cheap looking seats for a 130K car.
I have Hawk seats in my...er....Hawk and they are properly comfy👍

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:50 am
by kdavies3
If it was April 1st?
Those pictures are just of a stock Cobra.
they could have at least have Photo-shop'd out the exhaust system.

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:25 am
by KevinW
KevinW wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Thanks Nick.
There was a particularly bad looking car about 10 years ago claiming to be an AC made by 'Iconic' I think.
I thought that must have been a licensed product?

-noticed the pics seem to show an exhaust pipe, no under-bonnet view and the dashboard pics do not seem to show the rejig needed for an e-Cob.
This what I meant - was this AL ?
https://www.motorauthority.com/news/104 ... elby-cobra