Britain's oldest carmaker AC Cars tease stunning new Cobra GT Roadster

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AC Cars may be Britain's oldest active vehicle manufacturer - having been in business since 1901 - but its now heading into the future with its upcoming new model, the AC Cobra GT Roadster.

The car will get a full unveiling this April with the first customers then given the opportunity to see the car for themselves at exclusive spring and summer preview events in Europe.

Ahead of the official launch, the firm has granted a sneak peek at the Cobra, their latest all-new and exclusive high-performance roadster - which marks the return of one of motoring's most famous names.

Powered by the V8 petrol engine, but this time delivering up to 654bhp (663PS), the new AC Cobra uses a highly advanced extruded aluminium spaceframe chassis developed specifically for the car. Extremely strong and light, the new chassis allows for the perfect layout as well as optimized suspension geometry and weight distribution.

David Conza, Chief Executive Officer of AC Cars, said: "Developing and delivering a car worthy of the AC Cobra name has not been an easy task, but I am delighted and immensely proud of what we have achieved. This is a sports car like no other, and we have employed some of the industry's leading designers and engineers to craft an outstanding automobile that is extremely beautiful as well as fantastically quick and amazing to drive."

The new AC Cobra GT Roadster is expected to cost at least £285,000 including VAT in the U.K., with prices varying according to exchange rates and taxes in the country of delivery.

With orders already taken, following the release of the new AC Cobra's first details in December, the car's limited production means customers will need to act quickly to secure one of the first cars due in 2024.