The AC Cobra is now available with an all-electric powertrain with an estimated range of 150 miles and a weight of under 1,250kg.
AC Cars (England) Ltd is launching a limited edition run of zero emission cars, the first ever electric cars to bear the AC marque. This model is called the “AC Cobra Series1 Electric” and just 58 cars will be made. The 58 number is a celebration of the 58 years since the production of the first AC Cobra, one of the most iconic cars ever built which, when it was launched in 1962, featured a Ford engine.
The car will look identical to the first AC Cobra that was made in 1962 but sound totally different – the first electrically powered AC.
The AC Cobra Series1 Electric will have a 54 KWh battery, 230 kW of power, 500 Nm peak torque and a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 6.7 seconds. The charging capacity will only be 6kW.
The car will be totally based on the original AC Cobra. The first car will be in the spirit of the original cars and will have a similar ladder frame, adapted where necessary for the electric drive components, including batteries.
There are a number of upgrades for the electric car, including steering, brakes and so on – all designed to provide ultimate 2020 standards of ride and handling which do not compromise the1962 style and appeal of the gloriously identifiable bodywork. The body will be constructed of high-grade composite and the car will have a traditional AC Cobra interior.
Deliveries will start in the last quarter of 2020 and the Suggested Retail selling price will be £138,000 plus on the road charges.
The car will only be available in four colours, AC electric blue, AC electric black, AC electric white or AC electric green.