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london
24-02-07, 07:12 PM
Here are the latest pictures of the carbonfibre AC MkV in production. You can see these on the AC Cars website at http://www.acautomotive.info

According to AC, all future aluminium cars will be built in the UK under AC control. Since the factory in Surrey has now closed, speculation is that they could be built by the Brooklands Motor Company (or possibly Gerry Hawkridge???)

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaPaintshop.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction1.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction5.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACProductionMalta6.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction4.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction3.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction2.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction7.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction8.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction9.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMaltaProduction10.jpg

Steve-Art
24-02-07, 07:37 PM
And people call Cobra "Kit Cars" bad ! :roll:

Steve

Miket
24-02-07, 08:09 PM
What's with that dash, other members on here have got there cars through SVA with the authentic 427 look, why can't they :evil: :?: :?:

shadow
24-02-07, 08:41 PM
No comment re the new AC. :shock: :?
But Thanks to the new AC for making our cars look the muts...

Be interesting to see if top gear give it a test! It is quite a big thing that AC are starting up again. Will be a giggle i'm sure! :P

london
25-02-07, 11:39 AM
No comment re the new AC. :shock: :?
But Thanks to the new AC for making our cars look the muts...

Be interesting to see if top gear give it a test! It is quite a big thing that AC are starting up again. Will be a giggle i'm sure! :P

Dashboard styling doesn't make a car. I would expect the car to drive well as John Owen is the Chief Engineer - the guy who designed the Lotus 3.5V8

shadow
25-02-07, 11:56 AM
Don't see where I said it would drive badly? :?
But about time it did for that price! :roll:
Would still be nice to see it on T/G though :P

hawk289
25-02-07, 12:30 PM
I have two views on the new AC Mk V and please do not think Iím not trying to start something, just my view.

a. The new AC Mk V looks just like a Kit Car, the dash I do not like, but the history of AC has really changed and it was more about it being the oldest UK car firm with people who put passion into the cars. A large number of kitcar cobra look nicer and may or may not drive better (not been in or driven a Mk V), but one thing can be said most will have passion for the AC/Shelby Brand. Also why would anyone want to buy the car when for same money you could build a Kirkham?
b. Now on the other hand it is nice to know that a certain firm in the UK who may or may not be moving near Brooklandís will be reproducing Ace / Cobra in the specification as the original. Now this would be a great car! Built by some of the guys who worked at AC for a large amount of years!

Just my view!

John.

osgood
25-02-07, 02:47 PM
What's with that dash, other members on here have got there cars through SVA with the authentic 427 look, why can't they :evil: :?: :?:

Mike I took some pictures of an AC in Costco Watford some 8 years ago, same dash its been around for a while.

Osgood :?

london
25-02-07, 04:13 PM
What's with that dash, other members on here have got there cars through SVA with the authentic 427 look, why can't they :evil: :?: :?:

Mike I took some pictures of an AC in Costco Watford some 8 years ago, same dash its been around for a while.

Osgood :?

Probably the AC Superblower, a derivative of the Mk IV with the supercharged Ford V8 engine and aluminium bodyshell built between 1997 and 2001:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACSuperblowerInterior.jpg

In contrast the earlier MKIVs dash is simpler looking:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/londres2012/ACMkIVInterior.jpg