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Aeon GT3 Spyder specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 680 kg (1499 lbs)
Power / weight 641 ps (632 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 638 Nm (471 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2009
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

Top speed 290 kph (180 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.3 s

Powertrain

Engine type TurboCharged Inline-4
Displacement 1.8 l (110 ci)
Power 436 ps (430 bhp / 321 kw)
Torque 434 Nm (320 lb-ft)
Power / liter 242 ps (239 hp)
Transmission 6-Speed Manual E
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive
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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Fangio Man: I don't expect that much power from a 4 cylinder engine, turbocharged or not.


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Fangio Man  6y ago

It has a better power to weight ration than a Veyron!

First "surprising", but afterwards, not. It is MUCH, MUCH lighter than a Veyron and still have MUCH power for its small engine and lightness (you do not expect that much power in a lightweight car).


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BR2+  6y ago

...11.2 best mag run, 10.9 best independent run.

For some reason, Murcielagos runs DRASTICALLY change, some magazine runs of the Non LP model run from 12.8@118.6-1.7@125.3, LP640 being 12.3@120.8-11.2@129.7, dunno why such a huge difference between the times, 4wd and the E-Gear, or could just be the E-Gear vs Manual times.


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Viking  6y ago

@Shaggy
Yeah it seems that the 1/4 mile time for that run was 11.7, and that MR2 Spyder's best run is 11.3. The best run for a Lamborghini Murcielago that I have seen is a 1/4 mile of 11.7 so it is not too surprising. Light weight, if one has some grip on the drive wheels, is key to quick acceleration. Some Super Cars have become too heavy, and so a lighter car will win even with less power. Given good grip off the line, it is power to weight that wins. I appreciate handling on a tight road course or curvy road more, but both the Lamborghini and the MR2 Spyder should do well in those situations. Neither are set up to be "drag cars". That is why I am quite excited about this Aeon GT3, great power to weight, but set up for curvy tracks or roads.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Viking: Amazing race, that little MR2 was quick!


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Viking  6y ago

I was thinking about what happens if you put an intercooled turbo on a very lightweight mid-engine car, when I came upon this on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB9qyRiUHiE


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Viking  6y ago

I would like to see some lap times for this little rocket. I am sure it would beat some big name cars.


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Fangio Man: This car looks like a blast to drive, it has astounding performance for a 4 cylinder. It's probably like driving a Go-Kart on steroids. :D


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Viking  6y ago

Wow, this thing rocks! I didn't even know about this car. Does anyone know what engine this 1.8 liter inline turbo is based on? Should be lots of fun to drive. :)

Post Script: I looked it up, the engine is based off the VW 20 valve 1.8 liter inline 4


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Fangio Man  6y ago

Good power to weight ration! 680 kg + 436 PS!!!


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Fangio Man: This thing's a 3 seater?!


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Fangio Man  7y ago

The drivers position is like in a McLaren F1.

What the price?


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Shaggy  7y ago

That must be one big turbocharger, for 430 horsepower from a 1.8 liter inline 4.


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bob  11y ago

Nice


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Anonymous  12y ago

it is a lil unfortunate..but hey they could be the next noble..(doubt it though)..lol but i bet this is an awesome track car..


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Unonamis  12y ago

sigh Just another extremely small Brtitish carmaker again... sigh