RE: New Morgan Aero GT teased

RE: New Morgan Aero GT teased

Monday 4th December 2017

New Morgan Aero GT teased

Race-inspired Aero 8 will be shown at Geneva - here's your first look



The Aero 8 has featured in Morgan's line up since 2001, going from cross-eyed roadster to Aeromax coupe, Supersports Targa and even a race car in the 16 years it's been on sale.


All good things come to an end though, and the last eight Aeros will roll out of Pickersleigh Road in 2018. There's no news on a replacement yet, but we do know that the final octet will be Aero GT cars, described by Morgan as "its most extreme roadgoing model to date".

Bad news first: all eight are accounted for by existing Morgan customers. That doesn't stop us getting excited about limited-edition McLarens and Ferraris though, so here goes. It will use the same BMW-sourced 4.8-litre V8 and six-speed manual that Aero 8s have for a while, meaning 0-62 in 4.5 seconds and 170mph. This will be the last installation of that V8 too, with the engine no longer in production. Sob.

To the important changes for the Aero GT. Every single panel has been reworked by hand - because Morgan - to reduce drag and improve downforce, using lessons learnt from GT3 victories. We're told there's a "drastic" rear diffuser, plus you can quite clearly see the aggressive louvred arches; hey, if it's good enough for Porsche, it's good enough for Morgan. Beyond that there's little else at the moment, although the wheels do look new and will presumably be a bit lighter.


Morgan's Head of Design, Jon Wells, said: "Unlike many, we are able to make truly limited edition vehicles that really exercise the imagination of the designer and the ability of the craftsmen." Sounds encouraging... Hopes are high Jon!

The eight cars will be individually tailored to the eight owners, each to be produced with "bespoke customer-requested additions"; let's hope one of those additions is a slightly less Kardashian shade of paint.

That's it for the tease so far, Morgan hopefully revealing a few more nuggets along the way to Geneva. And by the way chaps, if you need any help getting it there then we're more than happy to repeat Harris's Plus 8 escapade from 2012...

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Bencolem

Original Poster:

418 posts

167 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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What a shame that second picture isn’t of a rear wheel instead...

Turbobanana

943 posts

129 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Article said: " let's hope one of those additions is a slightly less Kardashian shade of paint."

Why? From what we can see of it (admittedly, not much), it looks great.

Not everyone wants to live in a safe silver world with black leather, you know. Particularly with something as...umm..., "distinctive" as a Morgan.

Frankly I'd take one of these in whatever shade they'd care to send me.

Herbs

3,942 posts

157 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Bencolem said:
What a shame that second picture isn’t of a rear wheel instead...
This - I got very excited for a moment then!

redroadster

667 posts

160 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Great how they keep selling I can't remember last time I saw one on road ,but they have there own unique style ,still v British too .

mrbarnett

80 posts

21 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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These, along with the Plus 8, should be celebrated for their engines, if nothing else (and I personally see lots of other reasons to celebrate Morgan, not least of which being that my name is Morgan!)

That 4.8 BM V8 now feels like a piece of history, a wonderful, joyous piece of history.
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ZX10R NIN

10,193 posts

53 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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I really like the colour.

PhantomPH

2,945 posts

153 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Again, +1 for the colour combo. Don't agree with the article's stance on that! (Personal taste, of course!)

Gemaeden

79 posts

43 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Bencolem said:
What a shame that second picture isn’t of a rear wheel instead...
Maybe it is. Maybe the all are. Maybe it's a mid engined Auto-Union homage. After all, don't they date from the same era?

Mikey.W94

16 posts

35 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Love it! Excited to see the rear diffuser!

swisstoni

6,337 posts

207 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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Good luck to em.

andymac

87 posts

211 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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only 8 weeping

smilo996

1,378 posts

98 months

Tuesday 5th December 2017
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Looks interesting and that colour is great. Hope the front lights have finally get some elegant treatment.

AeroMan

597 posts

173 months

Tuesday 5th December 2017
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andymac said:
only 8 weeping
And all sold! wink

Plate spinner

12,491 posts

128 months

Tuesday 5th December 2017
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New Morgan Aero GT teaser?
Yes I would get that. Not all the info is available, snippets of facts, bit of filler where the writer is not sure. That's great, it's a fine article. It's a teaser.

New Morgan Aero GT teased?
WTF are you talking about! It's not having it's chin tickled, it's mates are giving it a bit of a ribbing, it's dad isn't ruffling it's hair whilst mentioning that it has a new girlfriend. You can't 'tease' a car.

Please PH, write proper articles using a decent standard of adult writing style. You're getting paid for it after all, it's not a hobby.