What would the iconic AC Cobra look like and how would the sports car perform if it had continued to evolve past the conclusion of official production in the late Sixties? Many so-called ‘Continuation Cars’ have attempted to answer that question using ingredients intended for and donated by less focused machines.
But the XCS 427 stands alone in offering customers the most exclusive and satisfying re-imagining of this timeless two-seat roadster. It is a thoroughly modern machine engineered and manufactured to order by an artisan car-builder intent on improving the irresistible combination of bespoke, British-built chassis and American muscle first proposed for AC’s roadster by Carroll Shelby.
Muscular V8 delivers thrilling sub-4.0 sec acceleration and impressive 155mph top speed
Lightweight alloy wheels reduce unsprung weight to improve suspension performance
Every all-alloy 6.2-litre LS3 Chevrolet V8 crate engine comes with its own two-year warranty
Leather-trimmed and double-stitched recliners with generous levels of adjustability
Our patented cross-coupled suspension system front and rear to actively counter body roll
Developed to exceed the stopping force required by the highest powertrain denominator
High-quality bearings provide support for high-quality Bilstein coilover suspension system
There are no restrictions when it comes to the choice of body colour or surface finish
Crumple zones and a safety structure extending to the vehicle’s full height and width
High-quality, well-proven components require only regular scheduled maintenance
Round tube construction in FIA-approved, high-strength, carbon-based cold-drawn seamless steel.
XCS’s patented cross-coupled suspension system front and rear, fully adjustable Bilstein coilover dampers.
Front midship-mounted 430bhp 6.2-litre GM Chevrolet LS3 V8 engine. Tremec T56 Magnum six-speed transmission, Tilton twin disc clutch, self-locking Jaguar ZF multidisc rear differential. AP Racing 330x28mm vented brake discs on all four corners with eight-piston (front) and six-piston (rear) calipers.
Two-piece hand-laid glass fibre composite bodywork with customer’s choice of paintwork; staggered 18″ (front) and 19″ (rear) alloy wheels, handmade XCS stainless steel free-flow exhaust system, stainless steel body fixtures.
Leather-trimmed dashboard with electronic instrumentation, high-back leather reclining seats, Tilton adjustable pedal box, elasticated ruched leather door pockets, high-output heater, windscreen demister system, electrically assisted power steering with adjustable steering effort control.
The XCS 427 is a truly credible sports car for discerning enthusiasts. Most of its major components are handmade so that every aspect can be configured to suit the customer. Yet no matter the direction in which this takes the specification, the 427 always marries old-fashioned charm with the latest engineering technologies to deliver a standout machine.
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