Iconic AC Roadster hits 60mph in less than three seconds
14 August 2009

AC is working on an 800bhp roadster that takes inspiration from the classic Cobra.

The Iconic AC Roadster has a claimed top speed of 210mph and will hit 60mph in less than three seconds, before covering a quarter mile in under nine seconds.

The car is scheduled to be launched at this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours. It is a joint venture between AC and American firm Iconic Motors.

While retaining much of the sillouette of the Cobra, the new roadster has a more modern look, with integrated lights front and rear. It will be fitted with a 6.9-litre V8 and constructed from lightweight materials.

“The Iconic AC Roadster is more than just a car, it’s among the world’s most refined and beautifully designed supercars," said Claudio Ballard, chairman of Iconic Motors. "It’s probably the lightest, strongest, most well engineered high-performance roadster of our time,”

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