AC Ace Brooklands
1993 to 2000
AC Ace Prototype
The long standing AC marque migrated to Weybridge, in Surrey, where Autokraft are preparing the new AC alongside the Cobra Mk IV. First presented at the 1986 NEC Motor Show in Birmingham in prototype form with The body was designed as a coupe with removable roof, the 2 +2 Ace eventually emerge with a lengthened tail, restyled nose and a less sharply raked windscreen.
The prototype Offering excellent performance from a choice of Ford engines, the lightweight metal Ace continues the AC tradition where the old ME 3000 left off.Monocoque and aluminum body, independent front and rear suspension with suspension components, all-wheel drive technology and engines from the Ford Sierra and Ford Scorpio (alternatively inline four-cylinder turbo engine from the Sierra Cosworth or Ford -V6).For the American car market where the cars would of been fitted with Ford's 2.9 litre V6 as used by the current Granada of the time.
AC ACE Prototype
with significant delays due to financial constraints the car did not go into production.In 1991 another prototype, just called the Ace, was a convertible with folding headlights and a smoothed body. The drive was an American Ford six-cylinder engine, which had been revised by Yamaha. Also this concept did not go into production. With the UK in recession at the beginning of the 1990s, Designed by AC Autocraft Ltd.
AC saw sales opportunities for an expensive, exclusively motorized car as low and further developed the model to reduce costs. This included the adaptation to a low-priced mass-produced engine.It was not until 1993 that the first production of the AC Ace began. The production was carried out by the AC Car Group, an indirect successor to the traditional car manufacturer AC.
AC Ace Series 1 (1993 to 1996)
The cars were built in a factory of the Brooklands racetrack. To distinguish the new Ace from its predecessors, unofficially the name “Brooklands” was added. with steel monocoque and aluminum body, independent suspension front and rear with suspension components, engine, transmission and other drive technology of Ford USA ; Ford V8 engines from the Ford Mustang with 4601 or 4942 cc; manual 4942cc 260 hp version also with turbocharging or 4.6-liter four-valve engine, with automatic transmission With the option on customer requests for more upgrades to the engines. The vehicle remained on sale until 1996 with a total of 46 vehicles made. With financial problems and bankruptcy production ended.
AC Ace Series 2 (1997-200)
1997. After change of ownership, the second series differed technically and stylistically from the original version of the Ace these were assembled in Coventry .. The New Ace was reworked to simplifying the manufacturing processes. Together with Ford Engines had the same line up with the edition of a twin turbocharged 3.5-liter eight-cylinder engine from Lotus.
The AC Ace continued production in 2000.
A variation of the Ace was the Aceca, a two-door hatchback coupe with the technique of the second series, of which in 1998 only two or three copies originated.