https://silodrome.com/bell-aurens-longnose/I hadn't even noticed that!
so he has no reason to have such a long nose?
that's makes it just stupid...
Originally designed to accommodate a 1,500hp 27 litre Rolls Royce Merlin V12 out of a WWII era Spitfire, the Bell Aurens Longnose was set to be revolutionary. Sadly the German road licensing authority had serious reservations about safety and left the designers with the option of using a more traditional 235 HP Rover V8.