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london
22-04-12, 03:01 PM
AC MK11 Classic (This is the composite bodied car]


http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii504/Chafford1/ACMkII-1.jpg


http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii504/Chafford1/425752_255126187907977_110063782414219_570188_1076 803975_n-1.jpg

AC MkVI

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii504/Chafford1/63121215575201600x1060.jpg

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii504/Chafford1/63121215584741600x1060.jpg

AC MkVI, MK11 Classic Aluminium, Mk11 Classic, 378 GT Zagato

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii504/Chafford1/427992_255123424574920_110063782414219_570181_9134 64039_n-1.jpg

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii504/Chafford1/AC-378-GT-Zagato-Dettaglio-Salone-di-Ginevra.jpg

AC 378 GT Zagato


http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii504/Chafford1/AC378GT_4.jpg


http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii504/Chafford1/AC-378-GT-Zagato.jpg

kdavies3
23-04-12, 08:39 AM
Is that really a sat nav screen in the cobra dash? :(

KevinW
23-04-12, 10:04 AM
can someone tell me the difference between the MkII and a Hawk product (not withstanding the badge) ?

london
23-04-12, 03:30 PM
can someone tell me the difference between the MkII and a Hawk product (not withstanding the badge) ?

Presumably you'll get a standard product with the AC - factory built, all new parts, warranty and sold by a dealership.

dingocooke
23-04-12, 04:30 PM
Presumably you'll get a standard product with the AC - factory built, all new parts, warranty and sold by a dealership.

I think you can delete 'standard product', 'AC factory built', and 'sold by a dealership' from that statement :-) the numbers will be tiny, it'll be cottage industry batch manufacturing at best, with parts spec varying depending on stock availability!

I thought the MKII was a rebadged Hawk same as Kev, but was uncertain if Hawk built it or not?? And who builds the ally bodied cars; North Devon Metal Craft? It's hardly a factory built car in that case is it...

Quite a glitzy show stand though, and theres a good £60k worth of exhibition stand and show costs there, plus transport and the cost to build the vehicles themselves; so add another £350k? That's quite an impressive launch...so why do I still fail to believe it will happen?????

My main query is; is there room in the market for these cars? Perhaps they will appeal to people who dont even know of the top end replicas like Kirkham, or are shy of component cars; even ones turnkey built in Provo!

Neil O
23-04-12, 04:55 PM
Zagato floats my boat.

They can keep the kit cars. :-)

london
23-04-12, 05:18 PM
I think you can delete 'standard product', 'AC factory built', and 'sold by a dealership' from that statement :-) the numbers will be tiny, it'll be cottage industry batch manufacturing at best, with parts spec varying depending on stock availability!

I thought the MKII was a rebadged Hawk same as Kev, but was uncertain if Hawk built it or not?? And who builds the ally bodied cars; North Devon Metal Craft? It's hardly a factory built car in that case is it...

Quite a glitzy show stand though, and theres a good £60k worth of exhibition stand and show costs there, plus transport and the cost to build the vehicles themselves; so add another £350k? That's quite an impressive launch...so why do I still fail to believe it will happen?????

My main query is; is there room in the market for these cars? Perhaps they will appeal to people who dont even know of the top end replicas like Kirkham, or are shy of component cars; even ones turnkey built in Provo!

The aluminium Mk11 is built by Steve Gray at AC Heritage at Brooklands on the original jigs. The composite Mk11 and 378 Zagato will be built by Hi Tech in South Africa, the MkVI by AC Automotive in Germany.

Personally I'd rather have an '80s or '90s AC Cobra MkIV than a Kirkham, but then we're all entitled to our preferences!

KevinW
23-04-12, 07:29 PM
Zagato floats my boat.

They can keep the kit cars. :-)

Not often I like new-fangled automotive bling, but on this occassion, I agree :)

london
26-04-12, 12:30 PM
Courtesy of 'MarkIV' on the Club Cobra website, here are some more photos of the Mk11 Classic. AC used a Superformance as its show car with an AC badge attached - the car is now at 'Mark IV's Superformance dealership in the States. No doubt, this will be very close to the final AC model once it has passed Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) rules.

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_2627.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_26281.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_2629.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_2630.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_2631.jpg

london
26-04-12, 12:31 PM
According to 'Mark IV', the chassis is a development of the one Superformance developed for the FIA and USRRC models using the original AC Cars blueprints and specifications. Upgrades including stronger frame tubes, updated Wilwood brakes and other modifications provide an improved driving experience while keeping the original feel.'
http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/fia27.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/fia17.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/fia18.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/fia10.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/fia9.jpg

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/data/500/fia16.jpg

london
26-04-12, 07:19 PM
Courtesy of 'MarkIV' on the Club Cobra website, here are some more photos of the Mk11 Classic. AC used a Superformance as its show car with an AC badge attached - the car is now at 'Mark IV's Superformance dealership in the States. No doubt, this will be very close to the final AC model once it has passed Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) rules.



To update the above:

The car on the AC stand at Geneva was developed by Riverside Racers in the USA with Hi Tech in South Africa and will also be sold as the Superformance Mk 11 'Slabside'.

Home - Riverside Racers (http://www.riversideracers.com/)

SunDude
28-04-12, 12:17 PM
Correction: Riverside Racers is in Canada.

london
28-04-12, 12:36 PM
Apologies. I will never again refer to Canada as the USA! http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/images/icons/icon12.png


I understand that the Shelby CSX8000 series cars are also based on Ross Henry's Riverside Roadster, built like the Superformance and AC versions by Hi Tech.