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Morgan Aero 8

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Morgan Aero 8

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in, 210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 430.0 N·m / 317.2 lb·ft / 317.2 lb·ft @ 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MorganIssued from2008
ModelAero 8Issued until
SerieAeroNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMorganCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4460 l / 157.50 cu ft / 157.50 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4100 mm / 161.4 in / 161.4 inTotal (curb) weight1220 kg / 2690 lb / 2690 lb
Width1760 mm / 69.3 in / 69.3 inDry weight
Height1100 mm / 43.3 in / 43.3 inLoad capacity131 kg / 289 lb / 289 lb
Wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in / 100.0 inGross (max.) weight1351 kg / 2978 lb / 2978 lb
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.65 m2 / 17.7 sq ft / 17.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.4 kW / 21.9 hp / 21.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.7 mm / 3.26 in / 3.26 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4398 cm3 / 268.4 cu in / 268.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity549.76 cm3/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder / 33.548 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power210.0 kW / 281.6 hp / 281.6 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque430.0 N·m / 317.2 lb·ft / 317.2 lb·ft at 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm / 3700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.049 bhp/cu in / 1.049 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque97.8 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio234.4 kW/ton / 177.6 bhp/ton / 177.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions290 g/km / 467 g/mi / 467 g/mi (est.)
  Range565 km / 351 mi / 351 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering. Power assisted steering. Power assisted steering.
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/40-ZR18Tyres rear225/40-ZR18
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsOptional ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Morgan Aero 8

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