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AC Ace-Bristol

Overview

Produced: 1956-1963, 463 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
AC Ace-Bristol

The AC Ace had already established itself as a high capable, modern sportscar when it first appeared in 1953, however it lacked real high performance.

In 1956 a revised Ace arrived, now featuring a Bristol 2 litre engine (1971cc) which developed a healthy 120bhp. The new car had much better performance than before and had an optional overdrive gearbox. From 1957 front disc brakes also appeared and the overdrive gearbox became standard equipment

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1971ccS6 OHVBristol S6 (BMW derived)66mm x 96mm9

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
Solex3

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Manual4Laycock overdrive on top 3 gears

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/RWormIndependent/Transverse leaf springIndependent/Transverse leaf spring

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
125 mph9.2 s0 s22 mpg125 bhp 5750

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrumDisc an option at front

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 6"4' 2"0' 0"12' 9"4' 11" 0 (15)0' 0"

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