Bell & Ross AeroGT revealed, inspired by exquisite watches

March 22, 2016

Another new hypercar could be on the horizon, called the AeroGT by Bell & Ross. It’s pitched as a modern design concept only.

Bell & Ross AeroGT

Penned by Bell & Ross, the French watchmakers, the AeroGT isn’t so much about being a preview to a new hypercar, but instead an extension and promotional piece for its new BR 03-92 AeroGT and BR 03-94 AereGT special edition watches.

Inspiration in the design stems from stealth planes, with the flat and low body, low skirting, and massive side air intakes reminiscent of the surfaces on a jet fighter. There’s also an extremely low-profile cabin glasshouse area with blackened pillars.

Around at the back you’ll find twin circular exhausts which appear to have been snatched straight from a fighter jet, with two deep gorges on either side leading to the engine compartment. A central fin with side winglets give the concept the stabilisation of a plane.

The entire piece is envisaged as using a carbon fibre chassis with aluminium and carbon fibre panels, resulting in a kerb weight of around 1320kg. This would make it a relatively lightweight beast by today’s hypercar standards.

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Bell & Ross AeroGT-rear

As for power? It comes from a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8 that develops 455kW, matched up to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive. Flat out the AeroGT should be good for 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 315km/h.

At this stage there are no plans to put the stunning creation into production. It’s unfortunate because it looks like such an exquisite piece of machinery, don’t you think?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.