AC Cars announced today that it will celebrate its 110thbirthday next month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show when it will show the 2011 AC MkVI. The new cat promises to be a high performance muscle car powered by an America V8 engine coming from the Chevrolet Corvette and capable to deliver 430 bhp. According to AC Cars the new car will carry a base price of €109,000 plus taxes. Still, the good news is that the AC Cars are now available from three distinguished car producers in Europe and the US who are producing top quality AC-badged cars.
The most extreme version of the iconic AC Roaster is produced in the United States by Iconic Motors. The car is powered by an impressive 6.8 litre Detroit V8 which delivers an incredible 825bhp and 680lb ft, enough to push the car from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds and to a top speed of 210 mph.
The Chairman of AC Cars Limited, Alan Lubinsky, commented: “We’ve deliberately kept a low profile in recent months as we worked with the members of the AC family worldwide to breathe new life into our revered brand, and we will be announcing further exciting developments during 2011”, he said.
Production for the AC Germany has started along with the AC MkVI in Germany. The company is well-known for its restoration of the Gullwing Mercedes coupe. It is also known for the skills of its workforce based in Dresden and has remained to supply heritage cars for the past years.
Meanwhile in the U.S., the AC brand was adopted by Iconic Motors for its Iconic AC Roadster. This ultra-high performance vehicle is powered by the Detroit 6.8-liter V8 engine which can deliver 825 bhp of output with maximum torque at 680 lb.-ft. Maximum speed is at 210 mph with acceleration from 0 mph to 60 mph in under 3 seconds.
From its small beginnings 110 years ago, the company has been equated with lightweight sports cars that exhibit excellent craftsmanship with a strong British pedigree. The company has a long interesting past starting with its creation through a family of butchers from London, to different wins on the tracks from the Le Mans to Palm Beach, and even being part of Ford Motor Company.
Even then, the company has made sure that its cars remain attractive. In order to highlight this fact, its exhibit stand at the Geneva Show includes the original AC Ace. This was the model that would later become the celebrated AC Cobra.
Alan Lubinsky, Cars Limited Chairman, shared that the company intentionally maintained a low profile especially in the recent months as it continued to work with the different members of the AC family around the world as part of their vision to put new life in the brand.
The company will be announcing new developments within 2011, he added. This achievement is crucial to the company’s future, he continued, and thus when the company does announce a new model is available like AC Mk VI, it will also be ready for sale. For the very first time in 10 years, the company is able to offer its customers high quality and authentic cars from a selection of production sources, Lubinsky revealed.