Morgan Launches Bespoke aero GT sports car at geneva motor show 2018
morgan motor company reveals its most extreme road-going sports car model to date the ‘aero GT’, strictly limited to eight units. the family owned, british manufacturer officially unveiled the car at the 88th international geneva motor show.
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the long-established independent automotive manufacturer, morgan motor company will produce just eight of the special aero gt variants. each vehicle will be individually built bespoke to each customer. the aero ‘GT’ represents the end of aero eight production, guaranteeing that every aero eight owner will be the custodian of a very significant piece in the british-automaker’s history.
the striking body panels of the sports car have been sculpted in such a way to ensure that tension and elegance is expressed in each line. all surfacing of the panels was proven digitally via computation fluid dynamics simulation prior to full scale validation. each panel is created using the technologically advanced superforming process synonymous with modern vehicles, before being hand finished and transformed into panels. the front canard details and wing top louvre vents are proven to reduce low pressure on the sides of the body, making a notable difference in frontal downforce. at the rear, the dramatic diffuser reduces air pressure from beneath the vehicle, increasing rear downforce and reducing the visual weight of the rear-end.
all ‘aero GTs’ have been allocated and will be built with a manual transmission. powered by the 367 bhp BMW N62 V8 engine, the sports car will travel from 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 170 mph. each model will be built with morgan’s adjustable suspension. the manufacturer’s approach will see each car built as an individual bespoke special edition, rather than eight identical examples.
each ‘aero GT’ has option of a carbon fiber hard-top. taking inspiration from 1960s race cars, the hard-top on the aero gt features a rearward facing roof vent that reflects the rear graphic of the tail-light, while improving the drag coefficient of the vehicle. finite enamelled ‘GT’ badges signify the model variant. each is individually hand made by a british jeweller. the interior is hand-finished with a series of painted stitching and pinstripe accents, and an extended choice of wood options.