2006 Morgan Aero 8 – Road Test & Review – Automobile Magazine

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From the 2009 issue of Automobile –

Malvern, England It have happened at any other car The French restaurateur who had ordered a new Roadster stood with his behind their Dodge eating fresh oysters, champagne, and chatting to the grandson of the car founder. Behind them, beat aluminum around panels, just astheir did in the same factory back in the Tradition always used to be the for buying a Morgan.

The Plus 8 and 4/4 went well and great, but their driving were a throwback to a different That’s still part of the with the Ford V-6-powered but the Aero 8 is entirely different. the controversially updated, cross-eyed the Aero 8 marries superformed and aluminum panels, a wooden frame, and a sophisticated, bonded and aluminum tub that has an extruded-rail crash structure.

The car has all-around suspension, while the large disc brakes have front and two-piston rear AP calipers. Its 4.4-liter BMW V-8 engine 325 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque, and the steering now has power assistance, one of the many made to the Aero 8 since it into production in 2003. than the headlights, the styling is attractive.

The interior has bespoke rotary and switches to go with high-quality BMW items. The dash looks the leather smells sublime, and the that’s on display is real it’s actually there for a reason. Weighing only pounds, the Aero 8 is very in a straight line, with a 0-to-60-mph time of just 4.5 Midrange acceleration is amazing and is by a raucous V-8 growl.

The six-speed ZF manual transmission and are as fluid as those in a BMW, and the are superb from speed, if a over-servo’d around town. The big is the way the car handles. A traditional Moggie from crag to crag, but the 8 is stable and planted, rides turns in crisply, and grips a Porsche 911.

The excellent steering proves electric power assistance can fine feel and weight. The 8 isn’t perfect, but it’s of character, mixing traditional with modern road and very different looks. At $120,000 in the States, it’s an but compelling alternative to a 911 cabriolet.

wants to sell 200 Aero 8s next year, and who’s to say it especially if the price can be reduced via a favorable exchange rate to the pound. Price: $120,000

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