AC Cobra MkIV 1982-2002


April 10, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 28, 2015
AC Cobra MkIV Superblower (1998-2002)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
155-165
0-60 mph
4.2
BHP
320 @5700rpm
Torque lbft
385 @3750rpm
BHP per ton
275
Engine capacity CC/CU
4942/302
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Supercharged
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
165.4
Width (in)
68.7
Height (in)
47.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2557
Additional Info: The AC Cobra Superblower uses the 5.0 H.O Mustang engine. Power has also been quoted at 355bhp on many other websites. The Cobra MkIV was I believe built between 1982-1994 (with the AC name belonging to the Hurlock family until 1986). The cars were built by Brian Angliss of Autokraft (along with Ford Motor Co until Brian bought Ford’s interest out in 1992). From 1996/7 to 2002 AC Cars Group Ltd had taken over production. There are too many variations and engine choices to cover the earlier MkIV’s here. Also to note are Carroll Shelby’s authorised continuation Cobras with serial numbers starting with CSX4000, CSX6000, CSX7000 and CSX8000 (I will cover these separately later on). A quick note about the Cobra MkV: AC Cars introduced the MkV built in Malta in 2005, but few cars were built (including just 3 RHD cobras for the UK) before production ceased in 2007. AC Heritage in Weybridge, Surrey, UK has now taken over.

AC Cobra Superblower

 

AC Cobra MkIV CRS (1999-2002)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
145
0-60 mph
5.3
BHP
225 @4200rpm
Torque lbft
300 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
214
Engine capacity CC/CU
4942/302
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
165.4
Width (in)
68.7
Height (in)
47.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2315
Additional Info: CRS stands for Carbon Road Series. The AC Cobra CRS Uses the same 5.0 H.O Mustang engine as the Superblower above. Incidently I believe an AC Cobra 427 was recreatd with 400bhp and shown at the British International Motor Show around this period and available for special order for around £150,000, but cannot find additional details of this car.

AC Cobra CRS

 

AC Cobra MkIV 212 S/C (2000-2001)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
155
0-60 mph
4
0-100 mph
9
BHP
350 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
295 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
388
Engine capacity CC/CU
3506/214
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Turbochargers x 2
Compression Ratio
8.0:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 32
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
6
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
161.4
Width (in)
68.7
Height (in)
47.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1984
Additional Info: AC Cobra 212 S/C. The S/C stands for Street/Competition. Uses a 3.5 litre Lotus V8 engine and also has a carbon body.

AC Cobra MkIV 212 S/C