Cobra MkVI - Updating a Legend
The AC Cobra, one of the most iconic sports cars in the world, received
an update for 2009.
The AC MkVI, a faithful recreation of the ultimate sports car icon
- the AC Cobra, is produced in Germany by Gullwing GmbH working in
conjunction with AC.
The chairman of AC, Alan Lubinsky said of the AC MkVI. "The car has
fully triangulated, jig welded roundtube spaceframe chassis, with
racecar derived suspension, suitably adapted to be road compliant.
4-pot Porsche brake calipers with vented discs, 332 mm front-298 mm
rear. Differential with variable powerlock. Corvette V-8 engine, 6.2
Litre, 437 bhp for the GT and 647 bhp for GTS version, both compliant
to current emission laws. Handmade aluminium-hybrid bodies, handmade
to last forever, with increased, air conditioned cabin size for taller
drivers. Finest German carpets and leather hides, craftsman made to
create a luxurious and comfortable interior".
The AC MkVI is an open-top sports car based on the design of the Le
Mans winning AC Cobra with many of the original car's characteristics
while incorporating modern technology. The cars are not imitations
- they are the latest generation of AC Cobra's incorporating relevant
The AC MkVI weighs in at approximately 1,025 kgs (2260 lbs) and can
reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in around 3.3 seconds.
|Year (of specifications)
||GM sourced 6.2 litre V8
||5 speed manual RWD
||437 hp (GT) / 647 hp (GTS)
||1025 kgs / 2260 lbs