Wednesday, July 6, 2022
News Electric AC Cobra Packs Over 600 Horsepower

Electric AC Cobra Packs Over 600 Horsepower

A modern twist on the dangerous AC Cobra

  • The AC Cobra Series 4-electric delivers 617 horsepower and 320 kilometers of range (200 miles)

The AC Cobra is a legendary car for many enthusiasts and has delivered an excessively sporty drive and a ton of power since its introduction in 1962. Now, a firm in England offers to convert the AC Cobra into an electric car.

The AC Cobra Series 4-electric takes the typical body of an AC Cobra model, more precisely the AC Cobra 378 Superblower Mk IV sold in limited quantities in 1998. The big difference is that the engine is entirely electric. The electric motor in question develops 617 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, and allows the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds.

A 54-kWh battery takes care of powering the engine and provides 320 kilometers of range.

One of the key elements of the AC Cobra has always been the reduced weight. The AC Cobra Electric make sure to maintain this characteristic with a weight of only 1190 kilos despite the presence of the battery. The car will be offered in England starting at around $ 250,000 CAD or $210,000 US. The first deliveries will begin in summer 2021.

This is the latest example of a classic converted to electric done right. Yesterday we brought you the news of a Miata EV conversion that, like this AC Cobra, managed to keep the weight down.

Trending Now

Hyundai Veloster Officially Dropped After 2022 Model Year

The Hyundai Veloster was introduced in 2011 as a 2012 model. The Veloster’s best sales year was 2013. Only the high-performance Veloster N...

The Car Market Could Collapse if EVs Remain More Expensive, According to Stellantis

Electric vehicles have always been more expensive than equivalent models powered by combustion engines The automaker says the demand for new vehicles could...

Jaguar will Introduce Three Electric SUVs Starting in 2025

Jaguar will replace all of its models by EVs in 2025 The Three SUVs will reportedly include two and four-door mid-size models as...

The Average New Vehicle Monthly Payment is $712 in the US

New car prices have been rising consistently over the last year. This amount excludes insurance, maintenance, fuel, and other expenses. If you’re shopping for...

SRT’s Legendary Hellcat Engine Might Still Have Life Left in it

Rumours suggest that SRT’s got an 850+ horsepower version coming in the near future. It would run on ethanol (E85) instead of 100+...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.