Wykehams Classic British Sports Cars

Wykehams Classic British Cars: Central London's only Morgan disributor

The Aero 8 Mk3 has arrived !

morgan aero 8The exciting new Aero 8 Mk3 is now available from Wykehams. A combination of classic styling, functional aerodynamics and 'state of the art' chassis and suspension design, the Aero is very much a Morgan.


The Aero's pedigree is distinguished. It is a development of the factory FIA GT2 racecar campaigned around the globe in the years '96 & '97. Driven principally by Bill Wykeham and Charles Morgan and engineered by Chris Lawrence, the racecar endured extreme climates and conditions.


The Aero is powered by the advanced 32 valve BMW 4.4 V8 driving through a Getrag 6 speed gearbox. A 0-60 time of 4.8 secs and a top speed of 160 mph are effortlessly acheived. Stopping is provided by ventilated disc front and rear with AP-racing callipers.


Tradional leather, ash and mohair hood provide the creature comfort along with airconditioning as standard! At Wykehams we can offer you a demonstration and expert advice on selecting the optimum specification. Call or e-mail for a brochure.

 

Technical Specification

Dimensions

Length : 4100mm/13'5
Width : 1785mm/5'11"
Height : 1222mm/4'(approx)

Chassis

Extra stiff CAD designed aluminium alloy monocoque tub specially treated and bonded with Gurrit Essex Cement and riveted with Bulhof rivets

Colours

Royal Ivory, Corsa Red, Indigo Blue, Black and Connaught Green. Any single or two-tone combination from the ICI Autocolour range is available as an option

Weight

On road weight, kg (inc fuel, fluids etc) : 1145
Ground clearance (average) (driver and passenger) : 150mm/6"
Max. permissible weight including passengers and luggage, kg : 1351

Fuel

Fuel Tank Volume litres/gallons : 55/12
Fuel Consumption :
mpg 1/100km
Urban 16.3 17.33
Extra Urban 35.76 7.9
Combined 10.9.8 25.92

Wheels

5 spoke 18" forged alluminium alloy wheels

Steering

Turning circle ft/m : 32/10
Turns lock to lock : 3 rack and pinion
Steering column : [collapseable] safety top section with combined steering lock

Transmission

Mph/1000 rpm (top kph) 27.76
Final drive Hyd limited slip 
slip 3.08:1
Indirect ratios:
1st gear 4.05
2nd gear 2.40
3rd gear 1.58
4th gear 1.19
5th gear 1:1
6th gear .87

Suspension

Front Cantilever arm wishbone, inboard combined coil damper unit
Rear Wishbone, combined coil damper unit
Toe in  
 
 

Engine

Configuration : v8
Valve mechanism : 4 cam 32 valve 'Vanos' variable intake timing
Bore x stroke, cc : 82.7 x 92
Engine capacity, cc : 4398
Max output, kw/hp/rpm : 245/333/6100
Max torque, Nm/rpm : 450/3600
Max torque ,lb ft/hp/rppm : 331/3600
Power to weight ratio hp/tonne : 286
Torque to weight ratio, lb ft/tonne : 322
Fuel System : Bosch fuel injection with full engine management
Exhaust system : Stainless steel
Compression ratio : 10.0:1

Brakes

Type : AP Racing to Morgan specification
Front : 348 x 32mm diam ventilated disc
Rear : 332 x 26mm diam ventilated disc
Callipers front : 6 piston allumnium caliper
Callipers rear : 2 piston alluminium caliper 
Drag co-efficient : 0.39
Operation : Hydraulic, dual circuit with vacum servo assistance, ABS standard 
Handbrake : Sports "Fly-off" type
        
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