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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.

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  (762) posted on 07.3.2012

It may seem weaker, but I like it better.

  (402) posted on 06.29.2012

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

  (630) posted on 05.31.2012

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. 

  (501) posted on 05.29.2012

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.

  (570) posted on 04.16.2012

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

  (444) posted on 04.13.2012

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

  (595) posted on 04.12.2012

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

  (580) posted on 03.30.2012

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.

  (452) posted on 03.21.2012

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

  (579) posted on 03.20.2012

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

  (762) posted on 03.19.2012

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

  (727) posted on 03.16.2012

The figure is kind of outdated and common.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

  (1211) posted on 03.15.2012

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.

  (531) posted on 03.14.2012

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

  (558) posted on 03.13.2012

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

  (714) posted on 03.12.2012

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.

  (449) posted on 03.12.2012

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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