AC Cars has unveiled its latest incarnation of the classic Cobra. It's called the MKVI and has a Corvette engine and Porsche brakes.
AC Cars has joined into a “long-term strategic alliance” with German company Gullwing GmbH, which will be building the new cars at its factory in Heyda.
The MKVI will be handmade, with a part-aluminium body placed over a triangulated, jig-welded spaceframe chassis.
One engine will be offered, a Corvette 6.2-litre V8, with 437bhp for the GT and 647bhp for the GTS.
With a kerbweight of 1025kg performance should be impressice; the company quotes quotes a 0-62mph time for the GTS of just 3.3 seconds.
Little is known about exact suspension settings, AC Cars simply saying it will be “race-derived but suitably adapted to be road compliant”.
Porsche four-pot brakes with vented discs – 332mm front, 298mm rear – provide the stopping power.
The cars will feature a “luxurious and comfortable” interior with German carpets and leather hides.
AC says the MKVI is based on the Le Mans-winning Cobra and features an integrated lightweight hardtop.
Small gullwings above the doors lift up to ease access, although the car can also be used as a full convertible.
Juergen Mohr, CEO of Gullwing, said: “For over a century AC has built cars with superb engineering, old world craftsmanship and classic designs. We feel extremely honoured that we can now be part of the future of the brand.”