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  AC Superblower
1997 - 2002
AC Superblower
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AC Superblower

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Supercharged V8
Capacity
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 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
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  
Dimensions
Length
165.4 in 
Width
68.5 in 
Height
47.2 in 
Weight
2535 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £100000 - £100000
 
Profile

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.


Ratings
 
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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(2000 - 2010)

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