England-based AC Cars released an electric version of Cobra in July 2020. More than a year later, it detailed a new model based on Ace, equipped with an electric drive system that provides better acceleration and a larger range.
If you can’t fully distinguish Cobra and Ace, don’t worry: the former is an evolution of the latter, powered by a V8 engine, so from the outside, they look similar. This similarity has not diminished in 2021, and the similarities between the two sports cars are more than just a flash. Some of the key styling cues that distinguish Ace from Cobra are a specific front end with a larger grille, a fender without vents, and a wheel arch without a bell mouth.
Ace is powered by an electric motor, which draws power from a 38 kWh lithium-ion battery Battery The package can produce 308 horsepower and up to 368 pound-feet of torque, although the continuous torque check is 184. AC says this is enough for a 5.5-second sprint from zero to 62 mph, and quotes a driving range of 200 miles.
Although we know that the electric Ace weighs about 2,300 pounds, there is no news about the impact of the battery pack on operation. This is hundreds of pounds more than the original Ace built between 1954 and 1962. Electric cobra As it is equipped with a 54 kWh battery pack, the weight announced in 2020 is 2,755 pounds.
AC will produce 37 Ace RS Electric Founders Edition, each priced at 129,500 pounds. According to the current conversion rate, this amount is about 179,900 US dollars-about more than the authentic Shelby 289 Street Cobra without fiberglass body. The $84,000 engine and gearbox are roughly equivalent to the aluminum body. Each Ace RS will be handmade in the UK, and customer deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of 2022.