Morgan Aeromax Prototype 

  • 2005
  • 286 HP 4.4L
 
The sensation through the steering wheel is much like the impression given by the view over the bonnet, that the front wheels are a long way out ahead.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
At the end of the straight, when you’re looking at very large numbers on the speedo, you’ll be glad of the big, strong AP Racing brakes behind the spidery Volk wheels.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)

Data points Key details of the Morgan Aeromax Prototype

Horsepower

Aeromax Prototype
286 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

Aeromax Prototype
324 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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Performance

If it were just a big GT for wafting across continents then perhaps a torque converter might have a case, but there’s enough of the sports car in the AeroMax to make it worthy of a manual.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
Hammering through a tunnel of freshly green-leafed oak trees with the throttle wide open and the windows down, the noise is huge and physical, trembling the branches, tumbling into the car, filling your ears and engulfing everything.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
No such trouble on the straights, though, and as soon as you open the throttle, whether it be at tickover or 6000rpm, the AeroMax reveals its other masterpiece – an exhaust note that makes Brian Blessed sound demure.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)

Styling

It looks so spectacular that, as its driver, you feel you ought to be the hero of some sort of boy’s own yarn.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
Designed by Matt Humphries, a 21-year-old design student who had gone to Morgan on a placement, that first car was a one-off created for a Swiss banker who has funded most of Morgan’s GT3 racing.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
A Ferrari or Lamborghini might attract attention because it looks modern or potent or aggressive, but if you saw a 599 or Gallardo parked in the street you wouldn’t walk away entirely satisfied unless you’d heard it start up or scream away down the road.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)

Powertrain

Imagine an unsilenced Harley Davidson (come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a silenced one…) then add a touch more flatulence, a bit of idling Merlin engine and a whole lot more decibels and you have the AeroMax’s barely legal exhaust note.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
In the short amount of time it takes to switch the engine off and clamber out, a few people have already spilled out into the cool air to have look.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
Then you just roar off down the next straight, those exhausts ruffling the bluebells in the verge.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)

Interior

It’s a great drive there on swooping, hedge-lined A-roads, and although the sky is a heavy grey and rain is falling, it feels snug tucked up in the Morgan’s cockpit.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
It’s intimate in here, the cabin being much narrower than the overall width of the car, the doors close alongside you.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
It was quite a squeeze to slide my legs under the steering wheel and it feels like the seat is set perhaps half an inch too high, but as I settle into the sumptuous leather I soon relax.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)

Handling

The weather remains decidedly soggy, and with no traction control and a somewhat remote feeling from the electro-hydraulic steering it seems sensible to be gentle with the Morgan in the corners for a while.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)
There’s something indefinably vintage about the experience, but as the miles slip underneath you the Morgan reveals a very modern level of grip.
by EVO (Jul, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Morgan
Year 2005

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 3.08:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Maximum hp 286 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Maximum torque 324 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,398 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.26 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain DOHC
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