Morgan Motor Company has announced its most extreme roadgoing model to date; the race-inspired Aero GT. Using lessons learned from Morgan’s GT3 race victories, the Aero GT is based upon the lightweight aluminium Aero 8 but with an all-new hand-worked, aerodynamically honed body which reduces drag but significantly increases downforce. Conceived initially during the development of the 2015 Morgan Aero 8, the aggressive Aero GT variant never saw the light of day. But, in 2018, the final eight Aero 8 cars to roll out of Morgan’s Pickersleigh Road factory will be Aero GT variants.
The first Aero 8 vehicles have been delivered to the Morgan UK Dealer network as part of a handover day at the factory in Malvern. 11 of the 13 UK Dealer Aero 8 demonstrators have been handed over in style as part of a special handover day at the Morgan factory on Wednesday (18/05/2016). Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015, the new model is the fifth generation Aero 8, with Dealer demonstrators being the first production vehicles to be built.
This in from Morgan: “Following the hugely successful launch of our new Morgan Aero 8 at the Geneva Motor Show 2015, we are delighted to update you with the latest developments from our R&D team. As well as dynamic and visual changes, the Aero 8 also signifies a return to soft top motoring for our flagship range. The attached rendering* is the first impression of how the stow-away soft top will look. The hood is undergoing our testing process and we look forward to bringing you images and video demonstrations very soon.” They go on to say, “In addition to this we have also finalised wheel options for the new car. As well as the range of wheels we currently offer on our aluminium platform vehicles, we are also excited to announce the addition of a new 19inch multi spoke […]