AC Cobra: classic contemporary

AC Cobra: classic contemporary


British firm AC Cars, manufacturer of the iconic “Cobra”, presented the first fully electric model. AC Cobra Roadster Series1 electric will be released edition of just 58 pieces – in honor of the 58th anniversary since the construction of the first AC Cobra, and outwardly identical to the car of the sample in 1962.

Despite the classic design and steel frame ladder-type, AC Cobra Series1 electric meets all modern standards. In particular, we are talking about a modified steering and brakes. Roadster body made of composite. The interior is a classic, and is no different from other “cobras”. The choice of electric cars will offer four shades of body: blue, black, white and green. Recommended price – 138 000 pounds ($172 900).


Powerplant AC Cobra electric Series1 consists of a 230-kilowatt electric motor (313 horsepower) and battery with a capacity of 54 kilowatt-hours. The motor can continuously give out 250 Nm of torque, and the peak value amounts to 500 Nm. Electric Roadster weighs 1240 pounds and from zero to “hundreds” accelerates in 6.7 seconds.

At the same time battery sports car AC Cars has unveiled a new modification of the “Cobra”, which under the hood is mounted a conventional internal combustion engine. Version AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition (the number is the engine size in cubic inches) is equipped with a 2.3-liter “turboservice” from Ford Mustang, the power of which forces 355 and 440 Nm of torque. This “Cobra” is not only dynamic electric vehicle – to dial a “hundred”, Dogdore have exactly six seconds – and cheaper – ask for it 85 000 pounds ($106 500).

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