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Electric AC Cobra Packs Serious Power, Performance In A Classic Package

The AC Cobra, or Shelby Cobra as it’s known in the U.S., has been in production on and off since 1962. While the car was originally fitted with a BMW and then a Chrysler engine, Carroll Shelby himself asked if AC would build him a Cobra that would accept a V8 powerplant, which eventually led to Blue Oval engines being installed in the roadster. But today, a new electric AC Cobra adds a little futuristic grunt to this timeless classic.

Fear not, internal combustion engine fans – the Cobra can still be had with good old fashioned ICE power. AC currently offers three powerplant options – a 6.2L supercharged V8 that produces 580 horsepower, one equipped with the 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 from the Ford Mustang, and the Cobra Series 4 Electric, which pumps out an impressive 616-horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.

Falcon Electric supplies the power for the electric AC Cobra, which consists of twin 460 kW motors and a 54 kWh battery pack, which is capable of charging at rates up to 6 kW. Given the car’s 2,620-pound curb weight, the numbers are indeed impressive – the Series 4 Electric will rocket from 0-62 in just 3.8 seconds, and can cover up to 200 miles on a full charge.

Outside of its silent electric drivetrain, the Cobra Series 4 Electric looks pretty much exactly like its ICE-powered brethren. It’s also available in a total of 15 different colors, and with or without those iconic twin stripes.

AC is currently taking reservations for the Series 4 Electric, with the first customer deliveries expected in the summer of 2021. The car’s base price comes in at 168,000 British pounds, or just over $223,000 USD, minus any delivery charges. A reservation can be secured for a refundable fee of 2,500 GBP ($3,325 USD).

We’ll have more on the new Cobra Series 4 Electric soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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