- Shelby Series 1

Shelby Series 1 Manufacturer Carroll Shelby International Production 1998—2005 Assembly Las Vegas, Nevada Successor Shelby Mustang (2006) Class Luxury Muscle Car Layout Front engine, rear wheel drive Engine 4.0L V8 DOHC 32 valves (4 per cylinder) Transmission 6-speed manual Length 4,292 mm (169.0 in) Width 1,943 mm (76.5 in) Height 1,194 mm (47.0 in) Curb weight 1,202 kg (2,650 lb) Shelby Series 1 was a high-performance roadster designed by Carroll Shelby and produced by Shelby American. It was powered by Oldsmobile's 4.0 L L47 Aurora V8 DOHC engine. It has 320 hp (324 PS) at 6500 rpm, 290 lb-ft at 5000 rpm and will do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and records 12.8 seconds in the quarter mile at 112 mph (180 km/h). Top speed is 170 mph (273.5 km/h) 15 mph (24 km/h) faster than the 427 Shelby Cobra. The 1998 car weighed 1,202 kg (2,650 lb). The Series 1 is the only car ever produced by Carroll Shelby from a clean sheet of [read more...]

- AC MK VI

The AC MK VI is the newest iteration of AC's classic Ace/Cobra sports car. The MK VI was introduced on April 16, 2009 at the Top Marques car show in Monaco and is the first version of the vehicle not to be built in England, the first to use a V8 engine not manufactured by Ford, the first to be available in a coupé version that was not designed specifically for racing and the first version to feature gullwing doors in its coupé form. The vehicle will be manufactured by Gullwing GmbH in Heyda, Germany, the company is also responsible for the design of the coupe version's roof structure and gullwing doors. The vehicle will "wear" an aluminium-hybrid body mounted onto a fully triangulated, jig welded roundtube spaceframe chassis to maximize strength and minimizing weight while still keeping production costs reasonable. Power will come from a specially tuned, 6.2 litre LS3 Corvette engine making 437 bhp (326 kW) in "GT" trim and 647 bhp (482 kW) in "GTS" trim, which is said to meet [read more...]

- AC Greyhound

AC Greyhound Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1959–1963 83 made Class Coupé Engine 2.0/2.2/2.5 litre I6 Transmission 4-speed manual Wheelbase 100 in (2540 mm) Length 175 in (4445 mm) Width 65.5 in (1664 mm) Height 53 in (1346 mm) Curb weight 2185 lb (991 kg) The AC Greyhound (1959-1963) was a 2+2 version of the Ace and Aceca automobiles made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. The Greyhound, of which 83 examples were built, had a two-door, four-seater aluminium body, and inherited most of the technical components of the Ace and Aceca: ladder-frame chassis independent coil spring suspension front and rear. Unlike the Ace and Aceca the rear suspension used semi-trailing arms. 4-speed manual gearbox, overdrive optional rack and pinion steering; 11.75 in (298 mm) disc brake front, 11 in (279 mm) drum brake rear Various straight-six engines were fitted: 1.991-litre AC Cars OHC (75 bhp @ 4500 rpm; 1000 kg) 1.971-litre Bristol 100D2 [read more...]

- Shelby Charger

Shelby Charger Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1987 Assembly Belvidere, Illinois Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform L-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A525 manual Wheelbase 96.5 in (2451.1 mm) Length 174.8 in (4439.9 mm) Width 66.1 in (1678.9 mm) Height 50.7 in (1287.8 mm) Related Dodge Charger Dodge Omni Plymouth Horizon Plymouth Turismo Shelby GLHS Shelby CSX The Shelby Charger was a modified 1980s Dodge Charger. Carroll Shelby had tuned the Dodge Omni-based Charger for Dodge from 1983 1/2 to 1987, with the resulting car sold as the Dodge Shelby Charger. When the Charger was discontinued, Shelby bought the last 1,000 and replaced the fuel intake and engine management system with the same high-performance one used in the 1986 Shelby GLHS. It had a blow-through long runner 2-piece intake, modified turbocharger (reclocked with a different compressor cover), and was [read more...]

- AC 3000ME

AC 3000ME Production launched 1973 finally available for sale 1979-1984 Body style 2-door mid-engined sports car Engine 2994 cc V6 Transmission 5-speed manual all-symchromesh Wheelbase 90.5 in (2299 mm) Length 157 in (3988 mm) (saloon) Width 65 in (1651 mm) Height 45 in (1143 mm) The AC 3000ME is a British built and designed sports car that was launched at the 1973 London Motor Show in 1973 and offered for sale by AC Cars between 1979 and 1984. Despite a modern design and a favourable press reception, it was launched in the wake of a massive oil price surge and development was delayed by supplier problems. It was not a commercial success. Origins The 1970s were not a good period for luxury car manufacturers and AC Managing Director W Derek Hurlock went searching for a totally new smaller car. Mid-engined designs were in fashion at the time and in 1972 the Diabolo, a prototype with an Austin Maxi engine and transaxle was built by privateers Peter [read more...]

- AC Petite

AC Petite Manufacturer AC Cars Ltd Production 1953 to 1958 Assembly Thames Ditton, Surrey Class microcar Body style 2-door 3 wheel saloon Layout RR layout Engine 350 cc (21 cu in), 1-cylinder, Two-stroke The AC Petite was a three-wheeled microcar with a rear-mounted 350 cc Villiers single cylinder, two stroke engine. The cars had a single bench seat seating two adults and was said to be capable of 60 mpg-imp (4.7 L/100 km; 50 mpg-US) to 70 mpg-imp (4.0 L/100 km; 58 mpg-US) and 40 mph (64 km/h). There were two versions of the car. Between 1953 and 1955 the car was fitted with a Villiers 27B engine and two different sizes of wheel, the rears were 18 inches (460 mm) spoked wheels whilst the front was only 8 inches (200 mm). In 1955 a Mark II version was launched, this had minor changes to the exterior trim, a slightly more powerful Villiers 28B engine and 12 inches (300 mm) wheels both front and rear. [read more...]

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