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The All New AC Cobra Roadster will be revealed at AC’s 122nd anniversary

08 Mar 2023

The AC Cobra Roadster has been an iconic sports car since it first hit the market in the 1960s. Now, more than 50 years later, a new version of the classic car has been released, promising to capture the spirit and essence of the original while incorporating modern technology and design. The new AC Cobra Roadster is the result of collaboration between AC Cars, the company that originally produced the Cobra, and the automotive engineering firm, ZF Group. The car features a sleek, aerodynamic design with a long hood and short rear deck, reminiscent of the classic roadsters of the 1960s.

The new AC Cobra Roadster engine and suspension system

The new AC Cobra Roadster engine and suspension system

Under the hood, the new Cobra is powered by a supercharged V8 engine that delivers an impressive 580 horsepower and 516 Nm torque. This power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic gearbox. The car also features a lightweight chassis made of aluminum and carbon fiber, which helps to improve performance and handling.

One of the most notable features of the new Cobra is its advanced suspension system, which is based on the latest technology used in professional racing. The car is equipped with adjustable shock absorbers, which allow the driver to tailor the suspension to their individual driving style and conditions. The suspension system also includes anti-roll bars, which help to keep the car stable and balanced during hard cornering.

A luxurious interior and a range of safety features

A luxurious interior and a range of safety features

Inside the cabin, the new Cobra Roadster features a luxurious interior with high-quality leather seats and a modern infotainment system. The car also comes with a range of safety features, including anti-lock brakes, traction control, and airbags, to ensure the driver and passengers are protected in the event of an accident.

The new AC Cobra Roadster is not just a car; it is a work of art. Every detail has been meticulously crafted to create a car that is both beautiful and functional. From the elegant lines of the body to the powerful roar of the engine, the new Cobra is a car that will turn heads and demand attention wherever it goes.

A new legacy of the original Cobra

In conclusion, the new AC Cobra Roadster is a true testament to the enduring legacy of the original Cobra. While the car has been updated and modernized, it still retains the timeless appeal of the classic roadster. With its powerful engine, advanced suspension system, and luxurious interior, the new Cobra is a car that is sure to satisfy even the most demanding driving enthusiasts. Whether you are a fan of the original Cobra or simply appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of a well-made sports car, the new AC Cobra Roadster is a car that should not be missed.

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Italian Government Pressures Alfa Romeo to Rename Milano SUV to 'Junior'

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China is home to the company’s largest production site and the most comprehensive R&D hub outside Germany, playing a significant role in Mercedes Benz’s global R&D network. In recent years, Mercedes Benz strengthened its R&D capabilities in China, particularly in electrification and digitalisation. In 2021, the company opened the new R&D Tech Centre China in Beijing, equipped with state-of-the-art testing labs, including E drive, battery, charging, NVH, and more. In 2022, Mercedes Benz established the new R&D Centre Shanghai, focusing on connectivity, automated driving, plus software and hardware development. This April, a new building will be added with advanced hardware and software facilities designed to accelerate local development in cutting-edge digital innovations. Besides the R&D Centre, the existing Design Centre will continue to promote the digital dimension in Mercedes Benz designs.

Gordon Murray Automotive reveals all T.50s commemorative names ahead of prototype global dynamic debut

16 Apr 2024
Gordon Murray Automotive reveals all T.50s commemorative names ahead of prototype global dynamic debut

Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced the 25 commemorative names to be paired with the 25 T.50s Niki Lauda chassis. Each of the track-only T.50s supercars will celebrate Gordon Murray’s rich racing heritage with their names commemorating the dates of his first 24 Grand Prix wins at different circuits, and a special endurance race victory.

Already allocated to their owners, each of the T.50s chassis is themed chronologically, starting with Murray’s first race victory – 1974 South Africa at Kyalami – and continuing with each subsequent win at unique locations: 1974 USA at Watkins Glen; 1975 Brazil at Interlagos; 1975 Germany at Nürburgring; 1978 Sweden at Anderstorp; 1980 Italy at Imola; 1980 Netherlands at Zandvoort; 1981 Argentina at Buenos Aires; 1982 Monte Carlo at Monaco; 1982 Canada at Montreal; 1983 Brazil at Rio; 1983 Italy at Monza; 1983 UK at Brands Hatch; 1984 USA at Detroit; 1985 France at Paul Ricard; 1988 Mexico at Mexico City; 1988 UK at Silverstone; 1988 Belgium at Spa; 1988 Portugal at Estoril; 1998 Spain at Jerez; 1988 Japan at Suzuka; 1988 Germany at Hockenheim; 1988 Hungary at Hungaroring; 1988 Australia at Adelaide; 1995 France at La Sarthe.

The news comes ahead of the global dynamic debut of the T.50s Niki Lauda prototype on 13 April at the UK’s Goodwood Motor Circuit. The first public outing for the T.50s prototype will headline the 81st Goodwood Members Meet where more than 15,000 track spectators will enjoy the first outing of the race-spec car revving through to its 12,100 rpm redline. The T.33 mule ‘James’ will also make its dynamic debut at the event marking the progress made by the GMA R&D team and enabling the public to hear the GMA.2 V12 engine for the first time.

The Goodwood event will celebrate the career of famed racer Niki Lauda – the 1970s and 1980s F1 driver whose name appears on every T.50s. Raising the occasion’s significance further, GMA will explain the unique connection between the T.50s and the iconic Brabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’ that Niki Lauda drove to a commanding victory at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix.

Conceived by Gordon Murray during his 17-year tenure as Chief Designer at the Brabham Formula One team, the BT46B rose to instant iconic status due to Murray’s innovative addition of a ground-effect fan system. Having dominated and won its inaugural race at Anderstorp, Sweden in the hands of Niki Lauda, the model was withdrawn by Brabham to pacify other teams for the good of the championship.

Gordon Murray, CBE – Executive Chairman, Gordon Murray Group: “The dynamic debuts of the GMA T.33 mule and GMA T.50s XP1 mark an important milestone in the development of both supercars. I’m also proud that we will participate in honouring a man who was a one-of-a-kind racer and a great friend by showcasing the T.50s Niki Lauda at Goodwood. Additionally, revealing the 25 historically significant motor racing names for our track-only T.50s is the perfect way to celebrate a favourite event for me and the whole GMA team.”

GMA’s Dario Franchitti will present attendees with an insightful overview of the story of the BT46B and its significance in the design and engineering of the T.50 supercar and its track-spec T.50s sibling. The GMA team will also be joined by His Grace the Duke of Richmond who will take a tour of the Murray display of heritage race cars and modern-day GMA supercars.