|AC Cobra 212 S/C - A classic reinvented for the 21st Century
Powering 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 body.
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 the road.
"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".
|Year (of specifications)
||3506 cc V8 Twin Turbo (Lotus)
||6 speed manual RWD
||350 bhp @ 6500 rpm
||900 kgs / 1984 lbs