Specification: DEWALT/Race Sports Salisbury Morgan Aero 8 GT(N)

Type:

Morgan Aero 8 GT(N) is based on the Morgan Aero 8 production car, listed and homologated by the FIA as eligible in international racing as a production sports car, and approved by the ACO for entry in the Le Mans 24-hour.

Chassis:

  • CAD-designed aluminium alloy
  • FIA-certified roll cage
  • Body:

  • Aluminium alloy side/rear bodywork
  • Extended front splitter to FIA regulations
  • Three-part bonnet cowl and front wing assembly in aluminium alloy
  • Aluminium alloy/carbon composite aerodynamic adjustable rear wing and end plates to FIA regulations
  • Electrically-heated front windscreen
  • Engine:

  • Heini Mader-prepared, dry-sump BMW M62, with water/oil heat exchanger
  • Configuration: V8
    Valve mechanism: 4-cam, 32 valve
    Lubrication: Morgan dry sump. 10-litre tank and anti-surge system
    Fuel system: Bosch fuel injection
    Engine management: Magnetti Marelli
    Engine capacity: 4-litre
    Max output: Approx 500bhp @ 8,000rpm
    Max torque: 420 ft lbs @ 6,300rpm
    Exhaust system: Mader-designed, Piper-built, ceramic-coated stainless steel crossover system into single outlet
    Cooling: Fully-ducted front radiator assembly with remote header tank. Electric fan

    Fuel System:

  • 100-litre Premier bag fuel tank with four-pump anti-surge and reserve system
  • Transmission:
  • Hewland 6-speed H-pattern gearbox
  • Morgan bell housing with AP Racing 4-plate carbon clutch assembly
  • Oil cooling circuits for gearbox and rear axle
  • Steering:

  • Hydraulic power steering with electrically-driven pump system
  • Suspension:

  • Morgan low ride height front and rear uprights with rose-jointed linkage throughout
  • Front Independent, cantilever upper arm with lower wishbone, and inboard
  • Eibach coil springs over three-way Ohlins adjustable spherical mounting shock absorbers
  • Rear Independent, transverse wishbones with full floating Eibach coil springs over three-way Ohlins adjustable spherical mounting shock absorbers
  • Braking:

  • AP Racing long distance. Twin master cylinder with adjustable balance bar.
  • 6-pot front caliper, 4-pot rear caliper. Ventilated cross-drilled discs front and rear
  • AP Racing lining material front and rear
  • Wheels/Tyres:

  • 18" x 11" front and rear forged OZ magnesium Dunlop tyres
  • Equipment:

  • Magnetti Marelli dashboard digital read-out
  • Radio reception shield built into roof
  • 2kg four-outlet fire extinguisher system
  • Four air jack piped system
  • Full race pattern driver's seat with six-point harness
  • Quick-fit removable steering wheel
  • Weight:

    Kerb weight: 1100kgs/2420lbs
    Published 12 June 2002 Melanie Carter
     

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