Enter Hi-Tech Automotive, which for a lot less money can deliver a brand new recreation, which carries the original look, feel and performance. As the pictures here show, these recreations aren’t over the top with massive chrome pipes, low profile tyres or silly paint jobs. These offerings look the part of a proper narrow 289 AC Cobra in period and are engineered to feel correct.
Hi-Tech, spearheaded by Jimmy Price, is a fascinating low volume car manufacturer housed in a 25 000 square meter building. It was the factory that built the Noble M400 supercar, the now defunct Joule South African electric car, the Zagato-designed Perana Z-One that is now badged as the AC Cars AC 378 GT Zagato, and the plant continues to deliver high-end recreation models of the Shelby Cobra MkII and MkIII, Daytona Coupé, GT40 and Corvette Grand Sport continuation series. The majority of these are exported without engines and sold via fifteen Superformance dealerships in the States.