VIDEO: AC Cobra GT Roadster unveiled with supercharged V8 powertrain delivering 663ps

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The all-new AC Cobra GT Roadster has been unveiled in London, UK, complete with a V8 engine, an extruded aluminum spaceframe chassis and carbon-composite bodywork.

Housed inside the 250 production examples will be a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8; customers can option their AC Cobra GT Roadster with a supercharger strapped to the same powertrain. The NA configuration outputs 460ps and 570Nm of torque, while the supercharged version delivers a peak figure of 663ps and 780Nm.

Delivering drive to the rear wheels is either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic gearbox with shifting provided via paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

“Our goal was to surpass the expectations of our esteemed clientele, who have grown accustomed to the finest in automotive luxury,” explained David Conza, chief executive officer of AC Cars. “The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from the attendees confirms that we have well and truly exceeded those expectations. The AC Cobra GT Roadster is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence. We are delighted that customers could join us from around the world, and thank them for placing the utmost faith in us.”

AC Cars started with a clean-sheet design. Following nearly four years of development and a multi-million-euro investment, the OEM has delivered a modern vehicle that stays true to the AC Cobra produced in the 1960s.

The new chassis has a wheelbase of 2,570mm and the car benefits from a curb weight of under 1,450kg. Fully road legal, the AC Cobra GT Roadster comes in left- and right-hand-drive configurations.

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