AC Cobra Driving Experiences
The AC Cobra is a classic Transatlantic sports car made in the early 1960s. Original versions of the AC Cobra are rare and extremely expensive, but modern day replicas using Jaguar and Rover engines are very true to the originals and equally fun to drive. Its bubbling V8 engine powers out 485 bhp and top speeds of 160 mph, and will send a shiver up your spine as you put your pedal to the metal, and only the most seasoned driver can handle it. Take a look below to browse our full range of AC Cobra driving experiences to book at venues nationwide on TrackDays.
Information About the AC Cobra
The result of a joint partnership between the heritage car manufacturer AC Cars in the UK, and Shelby Racing over in the US, the AC Cobra proved an iconic sports car from its launch in 1962, built between their respective plants in Thames Ditton, Surrey and Los Angeles, California.
Produced with assistance and input from Ford, who were looking to corner in on the market that was then dominated by Chevrolet’s Corvette model in terms of performance cars, it was the first of AC’s models to be kitted out with a lightweight, small block V8 engine, succeeding the straight-6 engines that had always been in their previous cars.
And thus a sports car was born that was revolutionary in all aspects, in terms of aerodynamics, handling and most importantly of all, power. The V8 on the Cobra roars into life with 485 bhp, accelerating rapidly from 0 - 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, 0 - 100 mph in 10.2 seconds, and you can expect to reach top speeds of 160 mph.
Cool Facts About the AC Cobra
Such was the popularity of the AC Cobra, that AC Cars subsequently produced a version of the car for use in the popular American motorsport of drag racing in 1963. The model, called the Dragon Snake, went on to win several NHRA National events, with Bruce Larson and Ed Hardrick racing them to pole position.
Another version of the Cobra, called the Shelby Daytona Coupe, was produced in 1964, for a run of six models, to compete in the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race. It came second in the Grand Tourer category that same year.
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