Concept Cars > AC Cobra Venom V8
The Cobra Venom V8 is a project by UK based designer Jamie Martin. Working independently, Martin designed the Cobra Venom V8 as a successor to the world renowned AC Cobra of the 1960s.
One of the defining characteristics carried over from the original car is that of light weight and big power. To keep the weight down the Cobra Venom V8 features an extruded aluminium chassis and carbon fibre body panels. To keep the occupants safe the car employs an F1-style alloy "protective cocoon", with front and side airbags.
Power for the Cobra Venom V8 comes from a 524 horsepower, supercharged, 4.6 litre Ford V8. This is coupled to a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission - with an automatic paddle shift option. This drivetrain gives the Cobra Venom V8 an estimated 0-60 mph sprint time of 3.4 seconds and an optimistic 214 mph top speed.
Other features of the Cobra Venom V8 include, 17-inch brushed gun-metal aluminium wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero "Snake Tread" tires, DVD satellite navigation and entertainment system with surround sound, and high intensity discharge (HID) lighting.
MODEL: Cobra Venom V8
CONCEPT YEAR: 2008
ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN: 4.6 litre Supercharged Ford V8