GTP Cool Wall: 1998-2000 AC Ace

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by GranTurNismo, Nov 19, 2019.

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1998-2000 AC Ace

Poll closed Nov 29, 2019.
  1. Sub-Zero

    2.3%
  2. Cool

    16.3%
  3. Meh

    23.3%
  4. Uncool

    51.2%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    7.0%
  1. GranTurNismo

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    1998-2000 AC Ace

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    Body Style:
    2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
    Engine: 3.5L V8, 5.0L V8, 5.0L supercharged V8
    Power: 240-320hp
    Torque: 385 lb-ft
    Weight: 1440kg
    Transmission: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual
    Drivetrain: front-engine, rear-wheel drive
    Additional Information: Slightly restyled from the 1993-1997 version, and has larger engines available as well - Supercharged version could reach 155 mph and had a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds - Only 58 Aces ever produced (of both gens), can be had for less than $20k today.
     
  2. GranTurNismo

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    Uncool. I don't hate it, but it's just another anonymous-looking low-budget parts-bin-special UK sports car of the 90s.
     
  3. Snikle

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    Technically the coupe versions are a different model, the AC Acea (Which is harder to say)

    On the note of this car, I like it. Kind of reminds me of a DB7. Solid Cool from me. Also, how is this the first AC on the wall? Where's the original Ace? The AC 428? The 3000ME? Oh well, I'll add them to my queue eventually.
     
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  4. YoshiMaster2

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    This thing screams generic 90s British sports car. Uncool.
     
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  5. Liquid

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    I'm pretty sure this was actually called the Brooklands Ace.

    There's only one AC Ace worth talking about and it isn't this one, it's the one from 40 years prior.
     
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  6. ZGBox

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    It reminds me of a kit car, soooo...
    Uncool
     
  7. TheCracker

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    TVR were doing the 'modern Cobra' thing much more effectively at this time. Uncool.
     
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  8. Stotty

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    What a mess.

    Uncool.
     
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  9. Wiegert

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    Somehow it looked better in TOCA WTC.

    Only up until 1996 when the company switched ownership. The last 12 examples ditched the name.
     
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  10. LivingWithGames

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    Oh, I remember this car from the first TOCA Touring Cars game on the PS1, only that I had the second game. This car is extremely underrated, but looking at it, doesn't seem to be that bad. I will balance it out to a Meh.
     
  11. All Your Base

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    Dear lord, that coupe looks horrendous. The convertible version doesn’t look much better, either.
     
  12. mustafur

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    I remember this from Toca World touring cars, I played the hell out of that game and didn't mind this car but it was one of the worst handling cars on the game.

    For that it kind of loses it's kit car status for me since I'm familiar with it, so low cool.

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    It looks quite different in the game though, less Shooting brake looking.
     
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  13. ThrasherDBS

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    Christ, I remember that game. In the US, it was called Jarrett & Lebonte Stock Car Racing for some reason, but it was a TOCA game through and through.

    The game gave me the impression that it was a British supercar in the same vein as a Lister Storm. Seeing the real version now, dear god. It's like meeting someone whose profile picture does not look anything like what they look like in real life.
     
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