Rik Hofste (The Netherlands) has built this AC Cobra by Dax, UK.



The car is powered by a Rover V8 engine using the following Wildcat Engineering components (and other components individually named):

A pair of downdraught manifolds

Four Dellorto 45mm twin choke carburettors

Stage 1 Heads with 46.99mm &  39.37mm (1.85″ & 1.55″) valves and stud mounted Small Block Chevy adjustable roller rockers

4-inch bore reinforced cross-bolted Yellow engine block

101.6mm Keith Black hypereutectic pistons, 5.7″ H-beam conrods, 88.9mm stroke steel forged crankshaft

Erson hydraulic roller camshaft and lifters

Dry sump front engine cover with integral oil pump mount and dry sump oil pan

Aviaid 4-stage dry sump oil pump

Mallory electronic distributor, MSD 6AL, Accel super coil


Power 439 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque 441 lbs-ft @ 4750 rpm



5.8 litres = 101.6mm bore x 88.9mm stroke = 5766cc

(352ci = 4″ bore x 3.5″ stroke)