AC Cars at 2011 Geneva Motor Show

February 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

If you ever wanted an AC Cobra but could never afford an original one because of the six figure price tag, there is a solution to your problem!

And that is the modern-day equivalent, well sort of, form the AC Cars. They will bring their Cobra wannabe to this year’s Geneva Motor Show. This awesome looking car has most of the features of the classic car but is a very modern car underneath. So you get that amazing styling without any of the mechanical drawbacks, and that’s just great.

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The new AC is powered by a 430 bhp Corvette V8 engine and features a German-made high quality body on top. It also has a very cool interior wrapped in fine leather. The price of this baby is €109,000 which is a lot but that’s the cheapest way to get yourself something close to the Cobra!

AC cars are now available from three distinguished car producers in Europe and the US who are producing top quality AC-badged cars. These are not replicas or kit cars but hand-crafted recreations of the iconic AC cars which built an identity recognised by genuine car enthusiasts the world over.

In the UK, AC Cars is establishing a dedicated AC Heritage Centre, located at the top of the historic Brooklands test hill in Surrey and just feet from the famous banked race circuit. The Brooklands AC Heritage Centre is the brainchild of Steve Gray, the man behind the renowned car restorations company, Brooklands Motor Company, and will be formally opened later in the year. There will be an announcement in the near future about a range of classic AC cars which will be produced on two sites at Brooklands and displays of AC Cars and artefacts will be on show within the Brooklands Museum Complex.

In Germany, AC Germany is now in production with the AC MkVI (see above). The company (also famed for its recreation of the Gullwing Mercedes coupe) has a high reputation for the skills of its Dresden-based workforce and has supplied a number of heritage cars over many years.

In the US, Iconic Motors has adopted the AC brand for its ultra-high performance car, the Iconic AC Roadster, which deliver exceptional thrills from its 6.8 litre Detroit V8 which delivers an incredible 825bhp and 680lb ft plus a top speed of 210mph and a 0-60mph time of less than three seconds.