- AC Cobra Series 1 electric will get a 312hp electric motor and 54kWh battery pack
- AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition will get a 355hp, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine
- Production of each variants restricted to 58 models every
Specialist British model AC Cars has launched two limited-edition variations of the long-lasting Cobra roadster – together with its first-ever battery-powered model.
Joining the current development of electrifying traditional fashions for the brand new age, the AC Cobra Series 1 electric is claimed to be visually similar to the 1962 authentic. Just 58 will probably be made (a reference to the variety of years because the authentic’s launch) at a worth of GBP 1,38,000 (roughly Rs 1.Three crore).
It’s powered by a 312hp front-mounted electric motor that pulls energy from a 54kWh battery pack. AC Cars says a spread of round 241 kilometres is feasible, with a 0-97kph time of 6.7sec and a 193kph prime velocity additionally claimed. Despite the substantial weight this method provides, the automotive is claimed to tip the scales at beneath 1,250kg, partly because of its composite physique.
The conventional ladder-frame chassis stays, albeit tailored to suit the brand new drivetrain. AC has additionally uprated the steering and brakes to “provide ultimate 2020 standards of ride and handling which do not compromise the 1962 style and appeal”. The inside will retain “traditional” options, and 4 colors can be found. Deliveries will begin on the finish of the yr.
Also obtainable is the AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition. Again, it appears to be like virtually precisely like the unique, however makes use of a Ford Mustang-derived 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine placing out 355hp.This interprets to a 0-97kph of 6.0sec and a 193kph prime velocity.
The Charter Edition is, unsurprisingly, far cheaper than the electric model, with a retail worth of GBP 85,000 (roughly Rs 80.18 lakh). Again, simply 58 variations will probably be produced, although a wider suite of colors are on provide.