2000 (X) AC Cobra MK1V 212 SC. 3.5 V8 350 BHP LOTUS TWIN TURBO. 1 OF 2. TOP GEAR FEATURED CAR
Every so often something very special is offered up to us here at Premier GT and our latest acquisition was something we couldn’t pass up on. You could argue that this car is a holy grail item for collectors of this model. It is literally one of a kind as the only other one like it built, was a left hand drive car.
It gives us tremendous pleasure then, to offer for sale this incredible, AC Cobra 212 S/C. Built back in 2000 this machine features a 3.5-litre 350bhp twin-turbocharged Lotus V8 engine, which is mated to a super lightweight, full carbon fibre body. Significant by design at the time, these specifications led AC to claim it to be - at the time - the fastest accelerating production car to 100mph ever produced.
With its title coming from its engine capacity in cubic inches and the 'S/C' standing for 'Street/Competition', only two of these cars were ever produced and the one we have available at Premier GT has an illustrious history.
It featured for AC at the 2000 British International Motor Show and served as a press car for AC and was featured by Car Magazine, Evo, Octane and Top Gear magazines. It also made an appearance on the Top Gear television show and was driven by Jeremy Clarkson, Mark Blundell and Damon Hill throughout its life as a press car for the purposes of the above publications. You can find some of these videos here:
It comes with a bespoke hard top and wet weather equipment and the interior features the additions of a CD Player and full intercom, which comes with headsets and microphones. As you would expect of a car of this significance, it comes with a fully documented history which contains its original build information and press cuttings.
This car has been meticulously cared for and would represent a significant investment opportunity for the future.
- 350BHP Twin-Turbocharged Lotus V8
- Bespoke Hard Top
- CD player
- Carbon Fibre Body
- Full Intercom System
- Top Gear Magazine Featured Car
- Wet Weather Equipment
- Year2000 (X)
- Mileage21,600 miles
- Engine Size3.5L
- Body TypeConvertible
- Fuel TypePetrol
- Interior TrimBLACK
- Previous Keepers3
- Engine and Drivetrain
- Engine Capacity3,506 cc
- Steering WheelRHD
- Weight and Capacities