Morgan Aero 8

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Morgan Aero 8

Predecessor: 8

I t is hard to imagine Morgan#8217;s remained largely unchanged 1936 yet enjoyed the industry#8217;s waiting list. The answer is Morgan is a timeless icon. at that classic shape, details, wooden chassis nothing can be more special to

Because of this, Peter did not bother to make any big changes. his son Charles Morgan – the generation of the family business wants to explore a new territory his father never dare to. He the best men to design an aluminum He restyled the classical shape by modernized it while – for the time – taking into consideration.

He contacted BMW for sourcing a V8 engine, and he was that the German giant was interested in providing help in Lastly, he submitted the car for full type approval and got the certificate, a many British sports car do not manage. The result is Aero 8.

8 is to be the company#8217;s top model rather replacing the traditional Plus 8, the is still crucial as – – not all customers can accept the approach of the new car. Take the shape as an example, many are not convinced with its aerodynamic-optimized wings and 959-like headlights. It is a of classic and modern, but can also be as neither classic nor modern, on whether you love it.

But sitting inside still very Morgan. Firstly, you sit low and the rear axle, looking see a long long bonnet found in modern machines. what surrounding you is still the ash wood frames and leather in good old tradition.

Dashboard now has alloy surface to enhance the of occasion unfound in other The cabin is still narrow thanks to the pre-war front that eat into cabin#8217;s – but everything feels Good driving position, legroom, supportive seats, visibility from square and windscreen.

The only complaint is the hood, which is leaky and to operate.

The chassis is an aluminium tub, by rivets and glue like Elise. Of course, it is many stiffer than Plus ancient steel ladder This seems a big contrast to the frames which support the skin. In fact, Charles preserves the wooden frames for satisfaction rather than reason. It is the rigid chassis than the non-stressed skin withstand crash test.

The however, is designed to optimized for the first time. Morgan never reveal the drag of the old cars, but the new car#8217;s 0.39 is a good work for a classical-shaped vehicle, especially when you that pre-war windscreen. lift is not a problem as well, to the little spoiler on the boot lid and the under the tail.

The Aero 8 weighs just this makes a standard BMW V8 (286hp and 324lbft) powerful to launch it to 60mph in sub-5 Unsurprisingly, the BMW engine is creamy and almost too quiet for a sports It pulls strongly at any rev, a superior mid-range or in-gear than many real cars. So, next time you see this strange-looking Morgan in the of your 911, you#8217;d to move to the slow lane.

The manual comes along the V8, so shift quality is still in tradition.

Some words to say the V8: it is amazing how Morgan fit the V8 into the engine bay of the car. Open the lid and you#8217;ll see it is tight fit – so that I#8217;m afraid the more powerful Valvetronic V8 not fit. One of the reasons why Morgan to try BMW#8217;s engine is to prepare for the of Rover V8, so it must make that BMW can supply its V8 in the foreseeable

Anyway, as the new Range Rover also use this BMW 4.4 V8, supply guaranteed in the future.

The Aero 8 is and enjoyable to drive fast, to the superb engine. Its ride is a big improvement from the rock-hard 8. As the chassis is very rigid, are tuned more absorbent to irregularities yet body control flat in cornering. However, a good ground-covering machine is not a good sports car.

Although it has some good – lightweight, strong stiff chassis for example its steering is not very communicative, lack of self-centering. This the car difficult to be placed accurately. feel is not very consistent

Autocar#8217;s road testers are critical about its handling.

Morgan has never pretended to be a sports car. It is sold to enjoy laid-back motoring and sights. Buying this Morgan just add more power, refinement and ride to enhance those traditional Then any gain in performance and is just a bonus.

I think has misunderstood the best-ever Morgan.

The report was last updated on 11 Nov . All Rights Reserved.

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