- 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...]

- Shelby Lancer

Shelby Lancer Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1987 Class Mid-size Body style 5-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform H-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A520 manual 3-speed A413 automatic Related Chrysler LeBaron GTS Dodge Lancer The Shelby Lancer was a limited-production hatchback sports sedan based on the Dodge Lancer. Modified by Carroll Shelby for 1987 and in Graphic Red only, the Shelby Lancer was intended to be an American counterpart to such European sedans as the BMW 3-Series and Peugeot 405. It was well-equipped inside with many amenities not offered on the normal Lancer, including a special 10-speaker Pioneer CD audio system, one of the first Compact Disc systems offered in an American car. There were only 800 of these cars made in total; 400 came with a 3-speed Automatic transmission (A413) and leather interior, and 400 with a 5-speed Manual transmission (A520) and cloth interior. Other Shelby-branded items [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...]

- Dax Cars

Dax Cars is a British sports car manufacturer founded in 1968 and based in Harlow, Essex, England. The company, whose official name is D.J. Sportscars International Ltd, started as a fibreglass moulding company before becoming the first British company to make a kit based replica of the AC 427 Cobra . Tojeiro In 1985 John Tojeiro, the original designer of the AC Ace chassis became a director of the company and the car was renamed the Dax Tojeiro. The Tojeiro has undergone continuous development and in 2008 was available with a choice of rear suspension and can accommodate most American V8 and Jaguar engines including the V12. Automatic or manual transmission can be used and power steering is another option. A leather trimmed interior kit is available. Rush The company also produce the Rush, a Lotus 7 type car. The main kit is based around the Ford Sierra and can even use the four wheel drive system from the Sierra 4x4. For extreme performance large V8 engines can also be fitted. [read more...]

- Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing, Inc. (FFR) is an American automobile company that designs and manufactures assembly kits for replicars and sports cars. Current models The "kit cars" manufactured by Factory Five are sold as components. They are not pre-assembled by Factory Five. They are intended to be assembled by the purchaser or by a third party. Roadster The original FFR Roadster was based on the innovation of using running gear from a single modern donor vehicle, the high performance Mustang. The Mustang running gear was chosen for a number of reasons, but mostly because of high performance relative to cost and ready availability of parts through dealers. The earlier Mustang 302 V-8 is exactly the same block that powered the original vintage AC Cobra and Ford GT-40 to World Championships in the 60’s. Over a million Mustangs were built between 1987 and 2004 and the performance after-market for these parts is well established. The donor car path is not the only way to build an FFR [read more...]

- Shelby Mustang

Shelby Mustang Shelby GT500KR Manufacturer Shelby American Production 1965-1970 2006-present Class Pony car Muscle car Platform FR layout The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 through 1970. Following the introduction of the fifth generation Ford Mustang, the Shelby nameplate was revived in 2007 for new high performance versions of the Mustang. 1965-1970 GT350 and GT500 1965-1966 1965 Mustang G.T. 350 1966 G.T. 350 Shelby G.T. 350 Production 1965-1966 Assembly Los Angeles, California Engine 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8 Transmission 3-speed automatic 4-speed manual Wheelbase 108.0 in (2743 mm) Length 181.6 in (4613 mm) The 1965-1966 cars were the smallest and lightest of the GT 350 models. These cars are often improperly called "Cobras", which was the Ford-powered AC-based two-seat sports car also produced by Shelby American during the same period. The confusion arises from the [read more...]

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Shelby Cobra (Replica)

Shelby Cobra (Replica)