2008 Aeon GT3 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 25 August 2008 , 10:08:04 byVeronica

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Aeon GT3

The Aeon GT is actually the first road car shown at the Exeter Kit Car Show in November 2003. Now, three models are available: the GT3 Spyder, the GT3 Coupe and the GT3 Aero. The Aeon GT3 Spyder features a 1.8-liter T 20V inline engine that is capable of developing between 300 BHP and 430 BHP. It features central driving position with 2 stepped back passenger seats, fiberglass body panels, front and rear opening clams and vertical opening doors.

Aeon was founded in 2000 by Keith Wood and John Hewitt to design and build a three-seater track/road car. John and Keith have a wealth of experience between them. John comes from an engineering background, serving his apprenticeship with the M.o.D. In his early years he built and raced karts and trials cars, and for the last 17 years has prepared cars and competed in sprints and hill climbs. Keith started his career as an apprentice in a drawing office, but for the past 18 years has owned and run a company that manufactures specialist off-road, amenity, agricultural and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Reliability and Durability Testing at Mira
The Aeon GT³ vehicle spent several weeks with MIRA Ltd in Nuneaton Warwickshire. MIRA is a leading independent provider of product engineering, research, testing and certification to the worldwide automotive industry.

Aeon™s first road car was completed and shown at the Exeter Kit Car Show in November 2003. Since then the Aero version and the Spyder have been completed.
Three models are now available:
GT3 Spyder - open top with windscreen
GT3 Coupe - full roof coupe
GT3 Aero - open top with aeroscreen

Justin Yates joined Aeon as a customer in Jan 2007. His car was finished in March 2008 and is the car you see here.

Since Justin joined Aeon as a customer his relationship with Keith Wood grew and Justin is now responsible for all UK northern sales.

The model here is Justin Yates™s own Aeon GT3 Spyder " scoobydesign This is a factory spyder with track focused engine & chassis. The car was built by Justin Yates and can be replicated for sale as a special edition model (Aeon GT3 Spyder-scoobydesign) This car is fully road legal and is frequently used on UK highways.It was also main feature and front cover in a popular UK kit car magazine:
Complete KitCar (July 2008)

Aeon GT3 Spyder " scoobydesign Specification

VAG (Volkswagen Audi group) 1.8 T 20V inline 4 " Transversely mounted
JE custom forged pistons 8:5-1 compression ratio
Scat Connecting rods kolbern smitt sputtered bearings
ARP fasteners
Stage 2 Head " flowed and ported STD cams
Balanced and lightened crank
Single mass carbon/Kevlar clutch race/road spec
British touring car inspired wet sump system

Induction & Exhaust:
Garrett GT30 71R Dual roller bearing turbo
Custom cast hi flow exhaust manifold
Custom 3” exhaust with 1 ¼ “screamer pipe
Tial 38/40mm external waste gate
630cc deka Siemens injectors
-6 billet fuel rail
PWR 6x8 charge cooler 3”
Tial 50mm blow off valve

OMEX 710 Pro stand-alone engine management
Mapped by Noble motorsport " Darren
Two stage boost control " switchable from 300bhp (14psi) to 430 bhp (26psi)
Sequential injection and ignition
Launch control
Traction control two stage hard and soft

Chassis & Bodywork:
Aeon Sportscar design tubular space frame chassis
Mid engine configuration
Independent Double wishbone front and rear
M400 driveshafts
Front and rear blade adjustable anti roll bars
300mm front and 290mm rear vented disks with 4 pot callipers all round
Central driving position with 2 stepped back passenger seats
Fibreglass body panels
Front and rear opening clams
Vertical opening doors
Spyder body
Custom carbon fibre adjustable rear wing
Front air diffuser/splitter

Wheels and Tires:
Team Dynamics Pro race 1.2 Lightweight
Front 7 x 15 205/50/17
Rear 9 x 15 255/50/17


Car specs

Aeon GT3