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2012 AC 378 GT Zagato

It’s been a while since we last heard anything about AC Cars , but they just made quite a comeback with the unveiling of the 378 GT Zagato at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Their new super car will initially be offered in Europe only, but AC plans to go worldwide soon.

AC and Zagato joined forces for the first time back in 1957 when they created the AC Ace Bristol Zagato one-off. And now their latest creation is as impressive as the first one. If the exterior design looks familiar, it’s because the AC 378 GT Zagato is based on the Zagato Perana Z-One - the concept unveiled at last year’s Geneva Show.

The 378 GT Zagato is powered by a GM sourced 6.2-liter V8 engine tuned to deliver a total of 434 HP. With a total weight of 3230 lbs, the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds and will be capable of hitting a top speed of 185 mph.

In Europe, the AC 378 GT Zagato will be priced at €109,990 - about $145,000 at the current exchange rates. The coupe version will be immediately followed by a roadster.

The AC 378 GT Zagato will be displayed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours next to the classic AC Ace Bristol Zagato.



17 comments:

It may seem weaker, but I like it better.

It’s not like Zagato’s trying to compete anyway.

This looks good to me, but not as much as I like Porsche. The Zagato is performing really good, and the engine is just average. 

It’s most likely one you’d stick to just because you can’t afford all the other supercars. Anyway, it’s not bad; the specs and features are satisfactory.

It would be better if this will showcase a great performance like what Porsche models did.

It would be nice if a tuning company will remodel its appearance.

Wasn’t this Porsche’s greatest rival back then?

I never knew they could produce such a powerful car like this. In the future, I’ll be sure to check out AC cars too.

This classic car has always been Porsche’s rival long way ago. Now, I still think the same.

I don’t think AC’s comeback is glorious. This latest car from them is not an eye-candy.

This car has a classic performance and appearance like its greatest rival Porsche way back decades ago.

The figure is kind of outdated and common. Although, I still respect the company as they are renowned before.

At first sight, I thought it was a Ferrari because of its striking red color. Come to think of it, AC is one of the known brands for race cars.

Why is its top speed kind of...low? I mean, the acceleration is good so usually it would have a higher top speed.

The competitions are more powerful. Still, this is great for anyone who could afford 378 GT Zagato.

When I saw this GT Zagato, it just came to my mind that its design is like a modern-day cobra. I’m so excited to test this.

I don’t quite understand why its top speed is a little slower for its dynamic engine. Nevertheless, 0-60mph under four seconds is not bad.

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