The original AC Cobra, the one Carroll Shelby created by putting a Ford V8 into a British sports car, is quite possibly the most iconic vintage car in the world and therefore commands astronomical prices. But you can still have some of that action in your life thanks to something wonderful called an AC Cobra replica. I know it doesn’t sound good, but replica ACs are hugely popular these days and not as cheap as you might think.
These are still super hot and hotly coveted sports classics, so they do cost a pretty penny. They don’t have the flair of the original, but if you are more into driving your classic cars than just ogling them, an AC Cobra replica is much better as they often come with modern underpinnings and none of that problems of a real classic. That’s exactly the case with this one right here, built by Cartech in Switzerland.
Cartech’s AC Cobra replica is registered as a 2015 model finished in a lovely shade of blue with black Shelby stripes and black retro wheels, side grilles, bumpers, roll bars, and the all-important side exhaust. The car features a full leather interior and if you peek through its vintage wheels you’ll see it has up to date brakes and suspension as well.
The engine powering this beast is a modern Chevy LS3 6.2 V8 with 440 horsepower which, considering the vehicle weighs only 1,000 kg, is enough for a serious turn of speed. The Ac also has a six-speed gearbox, brakes from Corvette Z06 and KW Competition push-rod suspension.