Back in December, British sports car manufacturer AC Cars revealed that it was working on a brand new version of its iconic sports car – which was later transformed into the legendary Shelby Cobra – dubbed the AC Cobra GT. Aside from a handful of details regarding this reborn classic, AC only provided us with a few shadowy teaser images of the new model to go by, but now, the company has released new renderings of the brand new AC Cobra GT Roadster ahead of its official debut next month.
The AC Cobra GT Roadster is impossible to mistake for anything else, given the fact that it looks essentially like a modernized version of the original. “We wanted to respect the AC Cobra’s heritage, and while the design has taken influence from the restomod approach it has a more sophisticated feel in keeping with a classic British roadster,” said AC Cars CEO David Conza. “This, along with the race-bred personality of the original AC Cobra, means we have produced an unrivaled vehicle that’s totally modern and relevant to today’s connoisseurs – a true 21st century sports car.”
Underneath its new composite body, the AC Cobra GT Roadster rides on an extruded aluminum space frame chassis and is designed to be more accommodating for drivers of all shapes and sizes, improving upon the original in that regard. It will also feature a host of amenities, including power windows, air conditioning, an infotainment system, and a removable hardtop, which should make it more pleasant to drive across longer distances.
In terms of power, the new Cobra GT will come equipped with a supercharged version of the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine that generates 654 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque, which can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic. Larger than the original and weighing in at just 3,300 pounds, the AC Cobra GT will sprint to 60 miles-per-hour in 3.4 seconds, according to the manufacturer.
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Just 3300 lbs? For a minimalist 2 seat roadster? It’s only 245 lbs less than a 2023 Ecoboost Mustang loaded with convenience, safety features, a back seat, and a large trunk… Heck, my 2000 GT track Mustang weighs 3200 lbs, still has fully functional A/C, Stereo, power windows, air bags but no back seat but has a roll bar and chassis reinforcement which add weight. Even with a back seat still in place it would definitely be under 3,300 lbs. LOL.
And we don’t even know what it’ll sell for! A nice styling update for sure, but I can’t imagine that it’ll provide much more in modern creature comforts than a well equipped Superformance or Backdraft model will.
The conspicuous absence of a price indicates it will be overpriced.
Saw another article a few days ago….”Prices starting at $340K.”
Been there…..done that.
Do not care for the “just saw a ghost” face on the front end. Beautiful car, but I’d change the headlights to something more traditional.
Awesome car, but it’s absolutely Boomer-priced at $340k+. That’s just absurd for this car.
It’s a “Want” car. People will not care how much it costs. They will walk into the dealership and just say, “I want that one” pay cash, and drive out happy.
beautifully done, for sure a rich man’s toy , but i can dream