you probably know the French company Bell & Ross, a specialist in the world of luxury watches. Not until now had ventured beyond it, but with this Bell & Ross AeroGT dare to give form to his vision of the sports car. In such cases, the said “shoemaker, to your shoes” tends to be very appropriate, but there are always exceptions that prove the rule, and this may be one of them.
throughout history we have seen many watches inspired by aviation, marine or motor racing, and in this case we are faced with a bi-directional flow. is A supercar inspired by a clock, or vice versa? This is the base that sustains the Bell & Ross AeroGT Concept, which has been designed from scratch by the company’s watchmaking.
We have to clarify that this is only a virtual prototype, which will not be made. And precisely the AeroGT has taken the military aircraft as the starting point for their design -in the style of Lamborghini-, in addition to the sports of the fifties. We find ways angular within a very fluid, with a aerodynamics that features large air intakes front and side.
This Bell & Ross AeroGT incorporates a closed cockpit glass aircraft style, alloy wheels “turbine” and an overwhelming rear with a spoiler, vertical type ‘flap’, revealing its suspension and two large exhaust outlets, again I remind you to a fighter. On the whole, its appearance is imposing, who would say that it has designed a manufacturer specialized in watches!
Although here what is really important is its design, the AeroGT would -be reality some day – to a engine V8 twin-turbo 4.2-liter, 600-HP power capable of propulsarle up to 320 km/h, completing the 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds. Specifications that, at least on paper, sound very good, but whose technical basis is not have provided more data.
As you said, Bell & Ross AeroGT simply intended to be an exercise in style, mode of transfer of ideas between the watch industry and the automobile. The French firm will launch on the market two watches, BR 03-92 AeroGT and BR 03-94 AeroGT, based on the design of this spectacular prototype: both stand out for their gear visible, and a case in polished steel.