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New AC Cobra 378 Superblower is a roadster with ZL1 Camaro engine

04-08-2020 11:05
Two decades after introducing its legendary Cobra Superblower in 1997 and only piecing together 22 units in four years, AC Cars decided to revive the exotic road racer. Let us delve into the details.

Two decades after introducing its legendary Cobra Superblower in 1997 and only piecing together 22 units in four years, AC Cars decided to revive the exotic road racer. Let us delve into the details.

The original 1997 Superblower came powered by a 4.9-liter V8 fitted with a Paxton supercharger for 360 hp (268 kW) and 522 Nm 385 pound-feet) of torque. The car reached 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and maxed out at 155 mph (249 km/h).

The new AC Cobra 378 Superblower also packs an air-injection V8, but not of Ford make. The 6.2-liter LSA V8 unit comes from General Motors and is used in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, to name just one model. It churns out 587 hp (438 kW) along with 754 Nm (556 lb-ft) of torque in the new Cobra, which a Tremec six-speed manual gearbox sends to the rear wheels.

The newcomer comes with a hefty £129,000 price tag in Great Britain. The base spec includes 16-inch wheels, rear limited-slip differential, and leather upholstery on the seats and front panel.

Those who forgot what the iconic Superblower was all about may watch the video. aside from this model, AC Cars will also be releasing the AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition (Mustang engine, 2.3L, 355 hp / 265 kW) and the Series 1 Electric (electric motor, 312 hp / 233 kW). Both series will be kept down to 58 production units each.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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