Confirmed: AC Cobra GT Coupe Set to Dominate the Sports Car Scene

New Coupe Model: 654-HP V8, Still Delivering High Performance

The AC Cobra holds a significant spot in the world of British sports car manufacturing. However, one model that has been notably absent from its collection is a coupe. Fortunately, this gap is now being filled with the announcement from AC Cars about the introduction of their latest addition, the AC Cobra GT Coupe. This new model will be a closed-top, two-door vehicle built on the same foundation as the incredibly fast AC Cobra GT Roadster.

Displayed on the company’s website is a solitary section featuring a mysterious vehicle concealed in a cloth. However, its solid roof structure is unmistakably discernible, curving into a striking tail with a discreet ducktail. Luckily, we are already privy to much of the particulars, including its connection to the Ford Mustang GT.

The upcoming model is set to share its architecture with the popular Cobra GT Roadster. It has been confirmed that the vehicle will be equipped with a powerful 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, which is also featured in the Mustang GT. There are two options available for this engine. One is a naturally-aspirated version, delivering 454 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Alternatively, you can opt for AC Cars’ supercharged version, which boosts the output to an impressive 654 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque.

The transmission choices comprise of a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic, both of which are modeled after the renowned muscle car. The power is transferred to the back axle.

The lightweight Roadster boasts a mere 3,197 pounds on the scale. However, seeing as this model was originally a roadster before being converted into a coupe, we anticipate a slight increase in weight. Nevertheless, we are confident that it will not significantly impact the impressive 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.4 seconds (or 4.5 seconds in NA trim) and the impressive top speed of 173 mph.

Beneath its exterior, the foundation of this vehicle is a cast aluminum space-frame chassis that ensures sturdiness. The outer structure will consist of carbon fiber, crafted with precision. Additional mechanical features include an optional Torsen LSD for reduced friction, along with 21-inch alloy wheels designed to be lightweight. The front brakes are equipped with six-piston calipers and 15.5-inch rotors. While the Roadster model comes standard with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, performance seekers can opt for Cup 2 rubber designed for track use.

The design of the interior will remain largely the same, with only minor alterations. This includes a concentrated set of seven gauges and multiple physical toggle buttons, along with a 10.25-inch touchscreen located below. The inclusion of a roof eliminates the necessity for rollover hoops, but it’s unclear how this feature will affect its capacity to accommodate individuals over six feet tall.

Further information is anticipated within the upcoming months, however, the option to place orders is presently available.

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