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Morgan Aero 8

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This 2005 Morgan Aero 8 is fitted with a 4.4-liter BMW VANOS V8 engine capable of producing 325 horsepower. There is a six-speed gearbox, a bonded aluminum chassis, and hydro-formed aluminum body over traditional ash framing. The car weighs 2500 lbs and can race from zero-to-sixty in 4.5 seconds with top speed achieved at 160 mpg.

This is chassis number 17 of Series II cars and is US legal.

The new American specification Aero 8, developed following a two-year programme at Morgan’s factory in Malvern, England, includes a wider cockpit, a new M62 BMW 4.4 engine, boosting Bhp to 325, a six speed ZF Gearbox, driver and passenger airbags, and ABS. The car’s stunning exterior has also been re-worked.

‘The Aero 8’s unique construction of high-tech aluminium chassis, combined wîth a traditional Ash wood body shell and ‘Superform’ moulded aluminium panels, make a very strong, very light car. We’ve added to that superb base the latest BMW V8 engine, our own lightweight suspension system, and precise, dynamic power-assisted §teering.

The whole package adds up to the lightest production V8 sports car in the world.

‘The Aero 8 is incredibly strong and safe, and has passed all crash test criteria wîth flying colours. It is also a fantastic driver’s car that delivers the unique pleasure of a highly responsive, powerful and sure-footed machine. Incidentally, it has a number of comfort features that will surprise and delight classic car enthusiasts, and it also meets the toughest environmental standards in the world.’ Mr Morgan concludes.

Race proven

The Aero 8’s superb engineering, durability, performance and handling have been emphatically proven during the past year on some of the world’s top racing circuits. Race cars based closely on the road-going Aero 8 have recently placed 2nd and 3rd in the British GT Championship, and are now threatening the long-established domination of Porsche and TVR at the top of international GT racing. The MorganWorks Team’s Aero 8 GT will be in ÚS action in March at the Sebring, Fla.

12 Hour race event.

Morgan Aero 8

Morgan will hand build around 300 Aero 8s each year. Morgan Dealers are available across the ÚSA (see www.morgan-motor.co.uk) and will be able to take orders for the new car immediately following the LA show. The ÚS specification Aero 8 will be priced in Sterling, from £58,500 ex factory

Source – Morgan

The Morgan Aero 8 was in production from 2001 through 2010. It was a front-engined sports car powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine. Later models had a 4.8-liter BMW V8 powerplant.

This was the first Morgan vehicle with an alloy chassis and frame, opposed to other Morgans that had an aluminum body on a wooden tub and a steel chassis.

By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011

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