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Ac Cobra Gt3


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Something a bit left field, thought I would share the massive task we are undertaking in setting up and building a Factory GT3 program for AC Automotive on their 2014 MK VI Cobra. Not everyday you get to peek behind the curtains of a factory program

As part of their new owners plans motorsport and gt racing in particualr has come up as a way of bringing some attention back to the fact that there are still genuine AC cars being built not everything is a kit car.

As an aero designer / developer this car has been a bigger challenge than getting the Bentley Brick to be conpetitive, due to the strict rules around what can and can't be modified or changed, however 1 small advantage we have is that this car is tiny compared to the others so what isn't ideal for aero isn't impacting as much.

Chassis:

Tube frame production car chassis, is unchanged other than the addition of the FIA rollcage and mounting opoints for the transaxel gearbox.

Most GT3 cars need to go on a large shredding diet to bet down to fighting weight, Given our Cobra is Sub 1 tonne fully fitted out with aircon / radio and leather we have the opportunity to devleop the car with ther weight where it is needed to keep low and central

Engine:

Given a "production" rle set we are running GM V8's as per the street car. Our V8 will be a sister engine to the Corvette C7R that has mad a lot of success over the last few years and performed well in the endurance races

Gearbox:

I'm happy to get an Aussie product in with the Albins ST6 found from teh back of a V8 supercar into the read of the cobra. Mated with a OBR control system for paddle shift

Happy to try and answer any questions and update as the build / development goes on

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Awesome!

Where do I buy some Cobra Gt3 Fan gear?

Cause I have a new team to cheer!

Thanks, team gear will come ;-)

Just to give an idea of the size difference from the AC to the Bentley / Mclaren

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I am guessing the GTSR would make a 997 GT2RS look boring!

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Specs aren't 1/2 bad either:

995Kg, 780HP and 1050NM

Here is our base 430hp one taking on a ZR1

Unfortunately I cancelled my trip last week heading over to Europe to the AC factory on friday :verymad: , as had an change in my business here in Australia.

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