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 this weekend (June 29-July 1).

The superbly styled Italian-designed 378 has attracted enormous interest since it appeared at Geneva and British car fans can be expected on AC’s Goodwood stand in large numbers. Many more will be able to see the car as it is demonstrated on the famous test hill.

AC is now back in business, with its cars available from Brooklands Motor Company. Other UK dealers will be announced shortly. Together with Brooklands, these dealerships will spearhead sales of the revitalised brand’s cars spanning classics such as the Cobra-inspired hand-crafted aluminium AC Mk II and the visually similar but more affordable AC MkII Classic, through to the all-new 378.

The stylish AC 378 GT Zagato was the surprise exhibit at Geneva. 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 AC 378 GT Zagato, features a 6.2-litre GM V8 powerplant delivering 434bhp to deliver sparkling performance as Goodwood visitors will see and hear.
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 re-launch 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.

“We will have much more news to reveal as the year progresses and are certain that, once we have a fully road test ready 378 for trial, that media drivers will attest to the performance and desirability of our latest model”, said General Mackenzie.

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