Unique AC Ace RS to celebrate the passing of petrol power

By CARSIFU | 12 October 2021

LONDON: A unique continuation model of the lightweight AC Ace sports car dating from 1961 – now totally updated as the AC Ace RS – will be launched shortly by AC Cars, the original manufacturer which remains in production.

Orders for the £89,500 (RM509,000) AC Ace RS are now being taken for delivery in summer 2022.

"The new AC Ace RS may well be the last ever new AC model to be powered by a petrol engine. Already, virtually every one of our current model range offers an electric driveline as we at AC lead the sports car industry into greener territory," said AC Cars CEO Alan Lubinsky.


The original Ace was the typical British sports car – fast, light and nimble and was the precursor to the AC Cobra.

The AC Ace RS model is an updated package which is said to retain a traditional feel and driver appeal within a low overall weight of 1,000kg.

The AC Ace RS is similar in detail and identical in appearance to the original 1962 AC Ace.

The AC Ace RS is equipped with a new and lightweight 2.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 350bhp and 440Nm of torque, enough for a 0 – 100kph time of 5.8 seconds.