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Apparently inspired by the success of BMW's rethink of the Mini, AC Cars has decided the time is right to begin building cars in the US of A, and they're doing it in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The 40,000 square-foot facility will create 141 jobs and will be underwritten in part by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. The plant's sports cars'll sell in the $90-150k range, which is becoming a rapidly impacted niche. We're rooting for old AC; still, we're curious to see if the cars will be up to snuff when pitted against venerable British companies with American and German megabucks and berbrains behind them: i.e. Aston Martin and Bentley.

AC Cars to build plant in Connecticut [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

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