the AC 212 S/C is a 350 bhp Lotus engineered 3.5 Litre, V8,
Twin Turbo engine mated to a 6 speed gearbox all hidden under
a carbon fiber
For the Cobra 212 S/C AC used the ultra low weight of the advanced
Formula One carbon fibre body technology pioneered on the AC Cobra MKIV CRS. High performance Avon tyres have
been selected to create a special road/race package for the
AC Cobra 212 S/C to ensure that the output of the Lotus V8 reaches
"With the AC 212 S/C we've been able to bring together
three tremendous assets in the same package", says John
Owen, AC Car Group Limited's Chief Engineer and the man who
earlier led the Lotus design team which conceived the V8 unit.
"We've got the ultimate sports car looks of the iconic
AC Cobra. We've developed the pioneering F1 carbon fibre technology
from the CRS. And we've mated all of this to one of the most
powerful engines available today - the Lotus V8."
The specifications of the AC Cobra 212 S/C model reflects the
power of the 3.5 litre Lotus engine with twin Garratt turbochargers.
The car develops 350 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb ft of torque
at 4,000 rpm. It drives through a Tremec T56 six-speed manual
gearbox and BTR Hydratrak final drive (ratio 3.73:1) to the
rear axle. Power steering is standard together with AP Racing
dual circuit servo-assisted ventilated discs all round.
"The AC Cobra 212 S/C is a hugely valuable addition to
our line up of models which so proudly display their AC Cobra
pedigree", said Mike Hall, AC Car Group Limited's Joint
Chairman. "It provides supercar performance which will
prove to be very near - or even at - the peak of a strongly
competitive group of cars. Our advanced body construction offers
high-tech, low cost motoring and has enabled us to produce this
prodigious combination at a very affordable price".
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