AC Cobra MkVI
The UK’s oldest car marque has announced that it is building its new AC MkVI in Germany. The AC MkVI launched at the Top Marques car show in Monaco on April 16, 2009. The AC MkVI, a faithful recreation of the ultimate sports car icon - the AC Cobra, is now being produced in Germany for worldwide sales.
AC has entered into a long term strategic alliance with Gullwing GmbH in Heyda, Germany. The AC MkVI is being produced in a modern facility and AC is extremely proud of the quality of the finished product which is due to the skills of the craftsmen at the Heyda facility.
The car has fully triangulated, jig welded roundtube spaceframe chassis, with racecar derived suspension, suitably adapted to be road compliant. 4-pot Porsche brake calipers with vented discs, 332 mm front-298 mm rear. Differential with variable powerlock. Corvette V-8 engine, 6.2 Litre, 437 bhp for the GT and 647 bhp for GTS version, both compliant to current emission laws. Handmade aluminium-hybrid bodies, handmade to last forever, with increased, air conditioned cabin size for taller drivers. Finest German carpets and leather hides, craftsman made to create a luxurious and comfortable interior.
The AC MkVI is an open-top sports car based on the design of the Le Mans winning AC Cobra with many of the original car's characteristics while incorporating modern technology. The cars are not imitations - they are new generation of AC Cobra incorporating relevant advanced technology.
Weighing only about 1,025 kg, the lightweight AC MkVI GTS sports car can hit 100 kph in approximately 3.3 seconds.
Source: AC Cars press