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AC Ace 4.6 Quadcam

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 AC Ace 4.6 Quadcam

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in, 238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ACIssued from1998
ModelAce 4.6 QuadcamIssued until
SerieAceNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4420 mm / 174.0 in / 174.0 inTotal (curb) weight1510 kg / 3329 lb / 3329 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2472 mm / 97.3 in / 97.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inWeight distribution (front)49.0 % / 49.0 % / 49.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity90 l / 19.8 UK gal / 23.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.2 sq ft / 22.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity575.13 cm3/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque427.0 N·m / 314.9 lb·ft / 314.9 lb·ft at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.9 kW/l / 1.140 bhp/cu in / 1.140 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.8 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.67
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed249 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.70 s / 5.70 s / 5.70 sPower-to-weight ratio211.9 kW/ton / 160.6 bhp/ton / 160.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.75Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AC Ace 4.6 Quadcam

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