New AC Cobras arrive in the UK
Posted on 21 Sep 2020 and read 322 times
Norfolk-based AC Cars (England) Ltd
has confirmed the arrival in the UK of the first models in its series of born-again AC Cobra iconic sports cars.
The power units are now being installed by AC’s Derby-based technical partner Falcon Electric
, which is designing and fitting both the electric drivetrain and running gear for the electric model, as well as the Ford-sourced petrol engine for the Charter Edition model.
The AC Cobra Series 1 electric is a faithful recreation of the AC Cobra, but with a modern, emissions-free electric powertrain, and the AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition features the same 2.3-litre, high-power engine used by Ford in its latest Mustang model.
The two new cars are each being produced in two limited editions of 58 cars for sale in the UK. The number of cars is significant because it is 58 years since the creation of the world-famous AC Cobra model.
Alan Lubinsky, AC Cars CEO, said: “Bringing cars to market at the right time and to the required quality is difficult enough. Doing so in the teeth of the Covid-19 crisis, not to mention Brexit, is doubly difficult but we have proved we are up to the challenge.
“I am confident these two innovative recreations of classic Cobras – brought right up to date - will bring us real sales success and re-establish the AC brand in the traditional ‘home market’ for outstanding sports cars.”