Autocars: AC Cobra MkVI: The poisonous snake bites to be strong again

Friday, April 17, 2009

AC Cobra MkVI: The poisonous snake bites to be strong again

The AC Cobra is legendary, especially the race originally scheduled for the Cobra 427, the Carroll Shelby in a Ford eight-cylinder transplanted to the British to Steam properly. 1962 insofar as it was then and the first Cobra went on American roads. But the AC Cobra bites still too strong. For example, the new AC Cobra MkVI a modern version of the icon, which still stands by brute jacking. The British produced the new Cobra MkVI in the next few months in the Gullwing Heyda GmbH in Germany. The prices were AC is not yet known.
Small car, big engine: The new Cobra has power by the powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine from the Corvette. In the AC Cobra MkVI the engine makes 443 hp (437 bhp) and the GTS version even breathtaking 656 hp (647 bhp). With a lightweight of only about 1,025 kilograms catapulted the Cobra GTS is expected in just 3.3 seconds from standstill to 100 km / h. That is absolutely addictive!

Optical is the reincarnation of the Cobra the lines of the original Cobra has remained true: The round headlights, the long hood with the scoops and the muscular fenders are shaped just like striking features of the Sidepipes aggressively shaped and the mouth of the poisonous snake bite faceted. The British thus remain faithful to their style and carry the great legacy of their business consistently - to the Corvette engine.
Under the aluminum shell hides a handgebautes spaceframe chassis with motorsport adapted from the suspension. The brutal force rein Porsche brakes with ventilated brake discs and a diameter of 332 millimeters in front and 298 millimeters rear. A locking differential reduces the slip while on the bike with the lower grip.

Characterized the classic Cobras by a spartan cockpit and driving without a hood that has a new AC Cobra MkVI a comparatively luxurious oriented interior with fine carpets and lots of leather. In addition, there are standard a removable hardtop with real doors (Gullwing), which is comfortable driving - in combination with an air conditioning system - for different weather conditions.

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