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Press Release
24 February 2010
Dramatic return of the Real Thing!
Recreation of the legendary AC, the AC Mk VI, stars at Geneva 2010

In a remarkable re-emergence of one of the motor industry’s most iconic brands, AC Cars returns to the Geneva Show next month with the star of its stand being the AC Mk VI – a faithful recreation of the ultimate AC Cobra concept with the addition of the very latest in new technology.
The car on show is the first result of a new AC manufacturing facility in Heyda, Saxony operated by AC Cars Germany. AC Cars Germany is a Joint Venture between AC Cars and the well-established German specialist car maker Gullwing GmbH.

The AC Mk VI is based on a fully triangulated and jig welded round tube spaceframe chassis with a handmade aluminium hybrid body fitted with the finest German-made leather and carpet interiors. The car comes with a 6.2 litre GM Corvette V8 power plant producing 437 hp (GT) or 647 hp (GTS). This specification is fully in line with the proud AC heritage – a muscular US V8 in a hand crafted, light weight chassis and body. But for 2010 the AC team has added the following features and options:
• Improved interior space and seating position
• Electrically adjustable pedals
• Ergonomic instrument panel organization with optimized transmitted light instruments and handy rocker switches
• Adjustable electrically heated seat
• High performance air conditioning system (optional)
• Luggage space behind the seats, e.g. for jackets and bags
• Ski hatch access in rear panel to the trunk
• Entertainment system with integrated navigation
• Optimized tubular space-frame chassis with increased torsional rigidity
• Racing style Push Rod front suspension system
• Adjustable transverse stabilizers for optimal chassis set up (optional)
• Three-part 18“ diameter peg drive, central fix wheels
• Forged front upright and cast magnesium rear uprights
• 6 piston brake calipers with 355mm front discs and 4 piston brake calipers with 330mm rear discs (as used by Porsche
• Improved 6 speed manual transmission
• ‘Hydratrac’ limited slip differential
• Adjustable traction control with launch button (optional)
• Soft Top with simplified body attachments and adjustable tensioning system (optional)
• Improved side screens with sliding windows from extruded aluminum profiles (optional).

The new AC Mk VI is expected to retail from €84,000 plus Vat and will be available from a new dealer network – the Geneva show launch is expected to attract interest from specialist dealer groups across Europe.

Juergen Mohr, CEO of AC Cars Germany, said: ”This is a very exciting moment for us all. For years at Gullwing we have recreated original AC-themed cars using the finest techniques and materials but now we have the official blessing of Alan Lubinsky and the AC brand, enabling us to give the Mk VI a full, authentic link to the legendary AC models of the past which have excited motoring enthusiasts for more than four decades”.

“The AC Mk VI we are proudly unveiling at Geneva takes this industry legend to new levels of comfort, safety and performance and comes from a proven high quality production source in Germany”, said Alan Lubinsky, Chairman of AC Cars.

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