The Ferrari F40 has become one of the iconic cars of the last 50 years. It presaged the supercars of the future with its extensive use of carbon fiber and turbocharged engine, but it was also old school with no traction control, stability control or even anti-lock supervision to save the driver if they got in over their head. In its latest video, XCar Films takes a look at the F40 through the lens of a man in the UK who specializes in keeping them on the road and occasionally races these quintes
Being in a car crash can be scary enough, but doing it in a convertible at 130 miles per hour is simply terrifying. That's what the owner of a Shelby Cobra replica went through, however, during a track day at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California. As he was ending the front straight of the 2.5-mile course, something suddenly broke in the front suspension or steering. The car skidded on track for approximately 60 feet, then flipped sideways multiple times, flying off the track for more t
An all-electric Shelby Cobra from AC Cars? Sign us up! Wait a second... that car pictured above doesn't look anything like the AC Ace, which was the basic platform that ol' Carroll famously borrowed, stuffed a Ford V8 engine into and called a Cobra. What we have here is an entirely new concept car that features some innovative thinking and an electric drivetrain.
There are those of us who love cars, then there are those who spend hours delicately carving the likeness of an AC Cobra into an orange gourd. This jack-o-lantern was found on Flickr member Norbini's page, though it's not clear if he is the artist or just an admirer.
British sports car manufacturer AC has signed a new a distribution deal to sell an updated version of the iconic AC Cobra called the Mk V in the U.S. A new factory located on the Mediterranean island of Malta will begin production of the Mk V soon that features an all carbon fiber skin on a traditional ladder-frame chassis, racing brakes and 16-inch alloys. Unique Performance based in Texas will handle sales of the car in this country, all of which arrive less the engine and transaxle just like
AC Cars Ltd. and Texas-based Unique Performance, Inc. have announced
an exclusive distribution deal that will bring AC's MkV roadster to the U.S. market. The carbon fiber bodied roadster is
produced in the U.K. by AC, Britain's oldest automotive manufacturer, and the company that built the AC Ace, which
Carroll Shelby transformed into the legendary AC Cobra.