Could we see a revival of the legendary roadster? Designer Jamie Martin would like to think so with a group of very nice renderings of the AC Cobra's spiritual successor

The AC/Shelby Cobra was born in the 1960s combining American engineering with British finesse. It all started when Surrey based British sportscar company AC created the Ace roadster which made a small production run before it was rumoured the company went to the very edge of bankruptcy. That is when Carroll Shelby came along and asked the British firm to modify the chassis to accept a V8 and thus the AC Cobra was born providing some competition for the Chevy Corvette.

A small production run and a successful racing career followed, but this was not enough for the AC Cobra to last as the model proved to be a financial failure and ultimately ended when Carroll Shelby discontinued the relationship.

Could we see a revival of the legendary roadster? Designer Jamie Martin would like to think so with a group of very nice renderings of the AC Cobra's spiritual successor – the Cobra Venom V8. Jamie envisions a model focused on driver responsiveness powered by a Ford V8 Block capable of propelling the Venom from 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 214mph.

Who are we to argue with a vision like this?

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