Morgan Aero GT

starts production

Morgan Aero GT, 2018, front
Morgan Aero GT, 2018, wing louvres
Morgan Plus 8 50 Anniversary, 2018, Geneva Show reveal

AS limited edition models go they don't come much more exclusive than the Morgan Aero GT.

Just eight versions of the high performance sports car will be made, marking the end of Aero 8 production at Morgan's Pickersleigh Road factory in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Each will be built to individual customer specification and the first model has just rolled off the line, destined for Revolutions Morgan, of Perth in Scotland.

The Aero GT will be the final Morgan to feature the naturally aspirated BMW N62 V8 engine also used in the Aero 8.

Developing 367bhp it gives the Aero GT a 0 to 60 time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. Fuel economy is rated at 23mpg with emissions of 282g/km.

Each model will be built with Morgan's latest adjustable suspension and come with manual transmission.

The Aero GT is priced from £120,000 and had its world debut only a month ago at the Geneva Motor Show where it was revealed alongside the Plus 8 50Anniversary - another limited run model of which 50 will be produced.

Every panel on the Aero GT is created using a technologically advanced process known as Superforming which is used on all modern Morgans, before being hand-finished.

The front canard details and wing top louvre vents of the Aero GT are designed to reduce low pressure on the sides of the Aero body, making a notable difference in frontal downforce.

At the rear a diffuser reduces air pressure from beneath the vehicle, increasing rear downforce and reducing the visual weight of the rear-end.

Enamelled ‘GT' badges signify the model variant and each is individually hand made by a British Jeweller while the interior is hand-finished with a series of painted stitching and pinstripe accents, and an extended choice of wood options.

Steve Morris, Morgan managing director, saidEvery Morgan is built to an exacting specification and is bespoke to each customer and the first Aero GT off the production line looks superb in every way.

"It was a pleasure to reveal the car to the world just a few weeks ago, to see the first car leave the factory is an honour and I know the new owner will be delighted when they take delivery."

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