faithful, yeah right

Discussion in '2009 AC Cobra MkVI GTS' started by flippy squirrel, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Corvette engine, german build, AC is only famous because of Shelby. Can't believe they are still using the cobra name on this thing, if AC is famous just call it an AC.
    Car still looks nice though.
     
  2. Yep. I'm alright with the design, but the Corvette engine shouldn't happen. I'm sick of seeing LS whatevers shoehorned into different bodies. AC should have wedged an updated version of Ford's 427 into it and not screwed up the whole nostalgia bit they were going for.
     
  3. If you throw a Ford 427 in the damn thing, just call it another Shelby Cobra for f*** sake.
     
  4. #4 petrolhead1988, Apr 26, 2009
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    In 1962 AC was approached by Carroll Shelby to use a small block Ford V8 engine in the Ace chassis, producing the AC Cobra. Shelby needed a car that could compete with the Chevrolet Corvette in US sports car racing. The resulting Cobra was a very powerful roadster, and it is commonly blamed for the introduction of the 70 mph (113 km/h) limit on British motorways. While this was a major factor in the decision, after a coupe version was caught doing 196 mph (315 km/h) during a test run[1], a then-recent spate of accidents under foggy conditions also helped the introduction of the limit.[2]

    The cobra is an AC Ace with a ford engine... AC came first. You learn something every day lol
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cars

    the cobra was originally called the AC Ace-Cobra until Shelby adopted it's name to it. The name cobra existed before carol shelby approached AC.

    Isn't this what a cobra looks like? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Ace
     
  5. #5 Dragonspirit, Sep 28, 2009
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    YES, thank you!!!...My point exactly.<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  6. Regardless of what everyone says, Corvette engine in a original AC Cobra chassis, spells success for in my book! Oh, couple that with AC Cars handling and braking, D*MN!!
     

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