AC Cars, Britain’s oldest active vehicle manufacturer, has released the first details and images of its brand-new and exclusive sports car, the AC Cobra GT roadster, which will be formally unveiled in spring 2023.
Inheriting a profile rightly regarded as legendary, but delivering a revolution in design for the 61-year-old model, the new AC Cobra GT roadster is the result of three years’ intense investment and development. Focused on producing the most advanced Cobra ever, AC Cars is scheduled to unveil its exclusive new sports car in London in 2023, as the marque prepares to celebrate its 122nd year.
Conceived as a true grand tourer, combining speed, agility and balance with comfort and practicality, the AC Cobra GT roadster will provide a new level of refinement. Working with leading industry suppliers for its design and development, construction of the new car heralds the return of European production for the company’s vehicles.
The new AC Cobra GT roadster
With an unmistakable shape and unique construction, the AC Cobra GT roadster will be the reserve of discerning clientele. Meticulously engineered to be exceptional, the new roadster combines cutting edge material and manufacturing technologies to produce limited-production sports cars that will be commissioned to clients’ tastes. With a range of options inspired by the brand’s heritage, as well as a bespoke service creating unique vehicles, each owner can stamp their personality on their Cobra.
With an extruded aluminium space frame chassis, developed specifically for the new AC Cobra GT roadster by partners Icona Design Group and Cecomp Spa in Italy, the two seater will provide the performance, handling and soundtrack that the Cobra name is famous for. With a V8 engine developing up to 654bhp (663PS) and 575lb ft (780Nm), and the choice of a 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic gearbox in a car weighing under 1500kg, acceleration will be nothing less than spectacular – with a 0-60mph sprint of approximately 3.6sec.
The development of an all-new, and highly advanced, vehicle architecture, as well as a hand-finished manufacturing process, means the AC Cobra GT roadster will set a benchmark in production detail and build quality. With a wheelbase of 2570mm, the new AC Cobra GT roadster is the largest AC Cobra yet but, thanks to excellent torsional rigidity, combines refinement with performance orientated ride and handling. Designed for everyday usability and comfort, features include air conditioning, electric windows, sophisticated in-car entertainment and the option of a removable hardtop.
Prices and the full specification of the all new AC Cobra GT roadster will be confirmed at its unveiling.