Morgan Aero 8 – Geneva 2015

Morgan unveiled its newest member to its line-up, the new Aero 8. Since 2000, Morgan has produced over 1250 Aero 8s. Significant updates to the aluminium chassis, aerodynamics and suspension have been made. Still powered by a BMW V8, the Aero 8s engine produces 367hp and 490nm of torque. This translates to a 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of up to 273km/h. It is available in either a 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic gearbox.

Morgan says that the new Aero 8 gets its sleek lines from that on a boat and the doors are inspired by classic open doors of the 1960s. The new ‘clam-like’ boot lid stores the mohair hood, on the convertible option of course. The Aero 8 is also available in coupe guise.

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Morgan says that the passenger experience has had a large role to play in the designing of this car. New dashboard arrangements, real wooden surrounds, textured box-woven carpets and leather trim are features of the new interior. Optional extras include; air conditioning, touch screen media systems, carbon seats and bespoke detailing packs.

As for the ride, Morgan has improved the aluminium chassis by improved torsional stiffness, a revised front end, all new suspension, anti-roll bars and a BMW limited slip differential. This increases the responsiveness of the Aero 8 and giving the driver a improved handling.  ABS, power steering, cruise control and airbags add to both the drivers and passengers convenience and safety.

Morgan will begin limited production in the fourth quarter of 2015. It will end production of the current SuperSports next month.

Have a virtual tour of Morgans stand at Geneva here:

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