The 5th Generation Morgan Aero 8 – the most refined Morgan Aero product to date.
Over the last 15 years Morgan’s Aero Platform has successfully evolved both aesthetically and mechanically. Now on the 15th anniversary of the original iconic Aero Eight, Morgan revisited the design capturing exactly what defines Morgan as a class leader in hand-making luxury British sports cars. Since 1st generation launch in 2000, Morgan delivered over 1250 Aero platform cars.
Powered by a 4.8 litre V8 BMW engine producing 367bhp, the 2016 Morgan Aero 8, presented at 2015 Geneva Motor Show, is the most refined Aero product to date and a fitting evolution of Morgan’s most technologically advanced range of vehicles. The car presents significant changes to the aluminium chassis, suspension, vehicle aerodynamics, and a revised interior styling.
“Morgan cars are synonymous with open top motoring. We produce 2-seater sports cars that are lightweight and exhilarating to drive. The new Aero 8 signifies a return to this formula within our flagship range of vehicles,” said Morgan Managing Director,Steve Morris.
“The Aero 8 offers the perfect marriage of fine craftsmanship and performance technology, one that we believe is so important in today’s increasingly autonomous world,” added Steve Morris.
A rear opening clam shell boot is used to both tension and hide the new double-lined mohair hood. Occupants are seated low in the vehicle, which in turn enables a sleek roof line and balanced vehicle proportions.
The aluminium chassis benefits from improved torsional stiffness, a revised front end, all new suspension, anti-roll bars and a new BMW limited slip differential. The driver benefits from a more responsive and better handling sports car. ABS (with EBD), power steering, cruise control and airbags add further passenger convenience and safety.
New dashboard arrangements, real wood surrounds, textured box-woven carpets and fine leather trim enhance the new interior. The introduction of a new air conditioning system ensures that the car is more usable in warmer climates, a reflection of Morgan’s expansion into new markets across the globe. Optional touch screen media systems, low slung carbon seats and bespoke detailing packs add to Morgan’s already extensive options list.
The Aero 8 is available with an optional hardtop that transforms the car into a coupé with ease. The Aero 8 will enter production in Q4 2015 with limited production numbers available. Morgan announced that the Aero SuperSports and Coupé cease production in April 2015.