Morgan Aero 8 – PistonHeads

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MORGAN AERO 8

Aero 8 European Whole Vehicle Approval

Morgan has secured Whole Vehicle Type for the Aero8 – making Morgan the independent specialist manufacturer in the UK to full approval for its complete

To achieve the high standards the Aero8 was subjected to 47 rigorous tests covering key areas active and passive safety environmental issues, and driveability. was conducted by the Vehicle Certification the independent organisation that UK and EU governments on approvals.

Commenting, Morgan, Managing Director, This approval is extremely for both Morgan Motor and its customers, who can now legally register new anywhere in the EU. To be the first to achieve approval is a real credit to the work and dedication of our development and teams, and I would also to extend our thanks to the VCA, was very helpful during the process .

The first completely new Morgan car for 60 the revolutionary Aero8 features an bonded aluminium chassis and a BMW V8 engine. Top speed is in excess of 160 and 0-62 mph is achieved in under seconds.

Over 600 orders all over Europe have now been placed for the new Morgan.

known as a Lotus dealer, Automobiles in Bristol are now expanding cars from Noble and available too. Laurence was lucky enough to check out a Aero 8 at their recent day:

The first thing you about the Aero 8 – from it’s imposing – is the noise coming the exhausts. This is an exhaust tuned in the best TVR fashion and its better when behind the It may be powered by a BMW V8, but no BMW has ever sounded this.

Sat in the hot seat, you can’t help but the length of the bonnet. Compared to cars where you can’t see the bonnet due to their cab-forward its quite a departure for those not with the Morgan design. that, its still hard to the corners of the car at parking speeds, but this isn’t a car designed to do point turns.

Setting Off

The car I was a pre-production version so exceptions be made. Despite that it’s a car that has been Europe in the course of testing and and has stood up to the miles well. off was a bit challenging as I got used to the somewhat clutch – it seemed to be on or off little give in between. this is one of those pre-production

Once engaged though the of torque waft you away the road with ease.

Morgan Aero 8

The steering makes the Aero 8 an car to drive around town from the clutch!). The brakes adequate rather than but having said that I really get a chance to warm up properly.

Rubber

The ride is compliant given the rubber that are being pressed service as tyres. No scuttle or rattles were detected, a sign that the aluminium is all that its cracked up to be. It’s no or Esprit, more akin to a or Chimera, fast and competent but more time to learn the

In a straight line the performance is exhilarating, particularly roof With good old cubic providing the power rather any fancy turbos, the torque is out instantly. With peak of 322lb ft arriving at just you’re hurtling towards the very quickly. Unusually for a of this type, the Morgan with six gears, making the motorway cruise all the more

With the torque arriving so you can also afford to accelerate out of without dropping a cog first. off is of course mandatory in a car like unless the heavens have but don’t expect bouffant to stay intact Z3 style. with the side windows up in the cabin at motorway speeds every day is a bad-hair day unless you put the up – but what’s the point of

Interior

Inside the cabin is in Connolly leather offset a machine turned dash and a ash hardwood frame tying it all nicely. BMW appears to have donated the switchgear which functional, the black rocker look out of place on the dash this is one item that is not over onto the production thankfully.

Air conditioning should be as a necessity rather than a as the cabin is continuously heated by the – pleasant in the cooler but could easily become in summer. All the windows on the car are glass the rear) and they all feature heating elements to promote demisting and defrosting. The miles car has travelled have not left any indications of wear and tear, so all well for the lucky customers who delivery.

This car was at the Motor Show as mentioned already, has some that haven’t made it to Production cars will revised hood sealing the side windows, changed configuration, side repeaters behind front wheel, rear window seal, seat cushions, revised with blue back-lighting, switches on the dashboard, dashboard along lower edge smarter under-dash panels, a rear view mirror, changed with vents, a slot, a rubber finisher the top of the windscreen and a spear to be added to the of the bonnet strip.

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