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New AC supercar at Goodwood Festival

The new AC 378 GT Zagato, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, will get its UK preview at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from 29 June-1 July.

The Italian-designed 378 has attracted enormous interest since it appeared at Geneva and British car fans will be able to see it in action as it is demonstrated on the famous hillclimb.

AC cars are now available from Brooklands Motor Company and more UK dealers are to be announced shortly to help drive sales of the revitalised brand's cars - from classics such as the Cobra-inspired hand-crafted aluminium Mk II and MkII Classic, right through to the all new 378.

Conceived by the famous Italian design house Zagato as the Perana in 2009, the AC 378 GT Zagato reunites the AC brand with an Italian design heritage which spans both the AC Ace Bristol Zagato of the 1950s and the AC Frua of the mid Sixties. The all-new car is powered by a 6.2-litre GM V8 petrol engine delivering 434 bhp.

AC Cars' new Chairman, General Sir Jeremy Mackenzie, GCB, OBE, DL, former Deputy Supreme Allied Command NATO Europe, Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Aide de Camp General to HM The Queen, said: "The Goodwood Festival 2102 is a springboard for the relaunch of AC in its home market - the UK. It will be the first opportunity for our loyal followers and many others to see how we are moving forwards and, coupled with the launch later of both our first dealers, means that AC is truly back in business.

More news on AC Cars is promised later in the year when a road test-ready 378 is expected to be made available for evaluation by the UK motoring press.

Posted on 21.06.2012
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