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Geneva Motor Show: Morgan Aero GT revealed

By Chris Thompson, 07 Mar 2018 News

Geneva Motor Show Morgan Aero GT

Most extreme Morgan ever packs brutish punch and British style

Morgan has officially revealed the Aero GT, the car that signifies the end of the line for the Aero 8 badge.

Powered by a 4.8-litre BMW N62 V8, the Morgan Aero GT produces 270kW/490Nm, and hits 100k/h in 4.5 seconds.

It also weighs 1180kg dry, so it should be a playful thing. In addition, adjustable suspension and modern aerodynamics means its performance won’t feel as old as the car looks.

But only eight of them are going to be built, and they’ve all been allocated with each to be specifically personalised for its buyer.

Such features on the GT include the option of a carbon fibre hard top with rear-facing vents inspired by the race cars of the 1960s.

British jewellers will also create the ‘GT’ badges which will appear on the cars.

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Morgan head of design Jon Wells says the GT has always been a dream for his team to work on, and that he’s excited it’s finally a reality.

“The Aero GT, unlike its predecessors adopts an unconventionally aggressive aesthetic. However, a purist approach to achieving a design in which ‘form follows function’ has been rigidly adhered to.

“This is most apparent in the new additions to the body work. The additional wing top louvres, side impressions and dramatic rear diffuser have all been tested extensively to ensure they work together to reduce drag and increase road holding capability.

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 “The beauty of working so closely with talented sheet metal workers and coachbuilders is that designers are relatively unrestrained in their ability to challenge the forms and their functions.

 “The Aero range has always offered Morgan the platform to explore the boundaries of mechanical and styling design and I am delighted the family has allowed one of our wildest ideas to become a reality.”