A revised AC Mk VI has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show; GTS gets 638bhp
3 March 2010

A revised AC Mk VI has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show.

The AC Mk VI is described as "a faithful recreation of the ultimate AC Cobra concept with the addition of the very latest in new technology".

Read Autocar's AC Mk VI first drive here

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The new car will be built at a new AC manufacturing facility in Heyda, Saxony operated by AC Cars Germany, a joint venture between AC Cars and specialist car maker Gullwing GmbH.

The AC Mk VI is based on a fully triangulated and jig welded round tube spaceframe chassis with a handmade aluminium hybrid body. It is powered by a Corvette derived 6.2-litre V8, which produces 432bhp in the GT or 638bhp in the GTS.

AC says the car now has an improved six-speed manual gearbox, new limited slip differential, adjustable traction control and launch control. The front discs are now 355mm with six-piston calipers, while the rear gets four-piston calipers with 330mm rear discs

New features on the 2010 car include improved interior space and seating position, which benefits from the addition of electrically adjustable pedals and heated seats. There is also luggage space behind the front seats and a ski access hatch for long loads. A sat-nav is also included.

Buyers can also specify a soft top with easier body attachments and improved side screens and sliding windows.

Prices are expected to start from 84,000 euros (£74,000) plus VAT, and the car will be sold through a European-wide dealer network that is in the process of being set up.

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24 February 2010

The origins of this car go back to about 1950 I think ( without checking wikipedia) which pre-dates the Lotus/Caterham 7. I suppose it's still a youngster compared with a Morgan 4/4 though.

24 February 2010

I would love one of these, Acceleration bordering on uncomfortable!!! I would like to sample that kind of acceleration if only once.

24 February 2010

I am getting too old. I have lost count of the number of times AC have revised, relaunched, re-engineered , & modernised its Cobra. This is an irrelevance. And every body thinks its a kit car anyway. At least this time the Germans will lose a bag full of Euros dreaming in never never land instead of us. A common market of insanity

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