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US Aero 8 Specifications

posted Nov 15, 2010, 4:08 PM by L.D. McLaughlin Jr.
Charles Robbins, January 4, 2004
30/12/2003 New US specification Announced at Los Angeles Autoshow, Dec 30th.

Aero 8 2004 Technical Specification


Configuration V8

Bore & Stroke, mm/inches 82.7 x 92/3.25 x 3.6

Engine capacity, cc 4398

Max. output EEC, bhp/rpm 325/6100

Max. torque EEC, lb ft/rpm 330/3600

Valve mechanism 4 cam 32 valve Double ?Vanos? Valvetronic

Fuel system Bosch fuel injection and ignition system

Exhaust system Stainless steel

Compression ratio 10.0:1

Alternator output 140 amp max. water cooled

Unofficial test data:

Maximum speed 160mph

0-62 mph (100 kph) Under 5.0 secs


Final drive BTR Limited slip 3.08:1

Indirect ratios:

1st gear 4.05:1

2nd gear 2.4:1

3rd gear 1.58:1

4th gear 1.19:1

5th gear 1:1

6th gear 0.87:1


Type Electronic torque sensitive variable pump

Variable ratio power rack, 2 turns to lock

Turning circle ft/m 32/10

Rake / Reach adjust 2in/5.08cm


Front Independent ? unique long cantilever upper arm with lower wishbone and inboard Eibach coil springs over Koni shock absorbers

Rear Independent long transverse wishbones with cantilever mounted, fully floating inboard Eibach coil springs over Koni shock absorbers

Anti roll bars None


Type AP Racing to Morgan specification

Front 350mm/13.7in cast iron ventilated

Rear 332mm/13.07in cast iron ventilated

Calipers front 6 pot alloy

Calipers rear 2 pot alloy


EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution

DTC (Drag Control Torque)

Drag co-efficient 0.39

Fuel Tank

Volume liters/ US gallons 70/18.5

Fuel Consumption Test data available soon

CO2 emissions Test data available soon


Unofficial test data:

Weight 1132kg/2500 lbs

Ground clearance 15.2cm/6in

Weight distribution with one occupant 50/50

Wheels and Tires

18? Rimstock forged alloy wheels

Tires: Pirelli 245/45/ 18

Pressure sensors with internal visual/audible pressure information


Ultra stiff CAD designed aluminum alloy chassis specially treated and bonded with Gurrit Essex adhesive and riveted with Bollhoff rivets


Length: 4120mm/13ft 6in

Width: 1770mm/5ft 9in

Height: 1200mm/3ft 11in