Since 2000, Morgan has been building a refining its Aero 8. It was the car with modern looks and an all-metal development, which was radical for car maker company known for building wood-outline autos into the new thousand years.
Morgan has uncovered the Aero GT at the 2018 Geneva motor show. It’s the image’s most engaged and execution orientated model to date and just eight cars will be created, each bearing a sticker price of £120,000.
Creating 367bhp and 370lb ft of torque, the V8 is connected to a BMW six-speed manual gearbox that conveys drive to the back wheels. It can quicken the 1182kg Aero GT to 62mph out of 4.5sec and a best speed of 170mph.
Just eight Aero GTs will be built but all of them are already sold to existing Morgan customers. Each of the eight cars has been tailor-made to each owner, and all will have ‘bespoke customer-requested additions, in line with Morgan’s hand-crafted approach.’
This is on the grounds that the bespoke variation gets more forceful streamlined highlights motivated by Morgan’s 2009 GT3 dashing car. Most perceptible is the bigger back diffuser, which is said to bring down weight at the back to push the car into the ground at speed.
The car retains the Aero 8’s aluminium chassis and adjustable suspension, but gains the option of a carbon fiber hardtop in place of the standard soft top. This covers a hand-finished interior featuring painted stitching and pinstriping along with trim made from wood – a material synonymous with Morgan since it was established in 1910.