New take on AC Co­bra sets pace

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - MOTORING NEWS -

THE FIRST ever right-hand­drive ver­sion of the AC Co­bra Mk VI is to be launched.

MacG Rac­ing, the UK’s only dis­trib­u­tor of the cur­rent AC Co­bra brand, will un­veil the model at The Per­for­mance Car Show this month.

It is hand­built in Ger­many by AC Cars, one of the UK’s old­est man­u­fac­tur­ers, es­tab­lished in 1901 when John Weller set up a garage in Lon­don to re­alise a pas­sion for build­ing cars.

The lat­est it­er­a­tion has a 6.2-litre, 434bhp V8 en­gine, en­abling 0 to 62mph in just

3.7 sec­onds and a top speed of 173mph. The car is fully ho­molo­gated for world­wide sales and meets all cur­rent emis­sion stan­dards.

In­for­ma­tion will an­nounced soon of a ho­molo­gated GT4 race car cur­rently in de­vel­op­ment.

MacG Rac­ing, a fam­ily-run mo­tor­sport and en­gi­neer­ing team from Le­ices­ter­shire, will be launch­ing the car. Richard MacGre­gor of MacG Rac­ing, said: “The AC Co­bra is an iconic model which has re­mained ex­tremely pop­u­lar through­out its dif­fer­ent ver­sions.

“The MK VI re­tains all of the beauty and charm of the orig­i­nal AC Co­bras, with a mod­ern update.”

The show is on Jan­uary 14-15 at the NEC in Birm­ing­ham.

Visit www.per­for­mance carshow.com.

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