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1997 - 2002
AC Superblower
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AC Superblower

Metric   Imperial
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Supercharged V8
302 in3 
Max Power
355 bhp @5700rpm 
Max Torque
385 lb/ft @3750rpm 
Power to Weight
314 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
340 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 72 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
Top Speed
165 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
4.3 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
165.4 in 
68.5 in 
47.2 in 
2535 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
Tyres (F/R)
Fuel Capacity
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £100000 - £100000

The Superblower is AC's modern day equivalent of the legendary 60's Cobra, and the only car to be able to officially display the AC badge.

This time around power comes from a supercharged 4.9 litre V8, as opposed to the Cobra's enormous 7 litre. However, performance is on a par, with 60mph coming up in just over 4 seconds from rest and on to a top speed of over 160mph.

Interior trim is tastefully created in leather and aluminium but struggles to help justify the Superblower's hefty 70,000 price tag. Indeed, while straight line urge is undeniable, the Superblower seems to have inherited the Cobra's less than dynamic handling traits. Nevertheless, for nostalgic muscle car motoring there's nothing to touch it.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
54% 54% 0% 4
Ranks 630 of 771 Ranks 631 of 771 Ranks 631 of 771 Ranks 395 of 771

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