Brighton Motors, parent company of Argus, provides petrol engines for any application.
Brighton also makes complete vehicles, but mainly provides engines for application in Argus cars.
Watch this space for detailed company info and car selection.
Brighton Model X. First prototype vehicle wholly engineered in house at Brighton Motors in 1956.
Engine and performance specs to come.
The production version of the Model X is in development. Full reveal coming soon…
The Model X was in development for a further two years before being put into production in August, 1957 for the 1958-59 finacial year. The official production car was called the Super8. The super8 came in two trims. The GT and the standard Super8 badge. The latter featured 5 seats and a high revving 304 ci (4980cc) V8 engine. The standard 304 topped out at 4800rpm, quite high for a pushrod engine with cast internals of the era. With twin four barrel carburettors, an impressive 275hp, and weighing in at just over 2400lb (1100kg) the standard Super8 was no slouch. The Super8GT trim featured a higher revving version of the 304 ci V8 engine dubbed the “304S.” Aside from it’s increased redline of 5000rpm, the GT utilised forged pistons, conrods and crank, 10:1 compression ratio and a high flow set of exhaust headers. For reliability reasons, Brighton chose to keep the standard air intake fitted to the 304S. All this extra was good for a sprightly 324hp.
Looking to the future, Brighton Motors had already begun working on a fuel injected version of their 304 engine. Whilst the technology was expensive and in limited supply in the late 50s, they wanted to be ready the moment the could get their hands on the tech at a production level.
Below is the Brighton Motors Super8GT: