March 2000 saw the surprise launch at Geneva of the all new Morgan Aero 8. Now, with over 300 examples in customer’s hands comes the latest version, fully approved for the American Market.
Morgan is renowned for combining its unique blend of traditional construction with the latest available technology.
This is amply demonstrated in the Aero 8, with its aluminium coachbuilt body and ultra modern bonded aluminium chassis. Designed to comply with the rigorous safety standards in the US, Morgan has installed the latest generation electronic airbags, ABS which incorporates electronic distribution through the use of all round wheel speed sensors, and BMWs latest 4.4 litre V8 which not only pumps out 333 bhp and 331 lb-ft of torque, but also exceeds the tough Federal emission requirements.
5.5 inches has been added to the width of the cockpit, cruise control, electronic power steering as well as subtle improvements to the chassis and suspension complete the package.
Executive Chairman Alan Garnett commented “what has been achieved from our small yet talented team is truly noteworthy. To meet the exacting requirements for America is significant even for major manufacturers, and all of this state of the art technology has been packaged into a car that is actually lighter than its predecessor. At just 2524 lb, the performance is astonishing. This version is now on sale worldwide.
The dedication to lightweight engineering has lead to some real performance gains. Not just a 0-62 mph time of under 4.5 seconds plus enormous flexibility, but also the ability to stop from 62 mph in just 35.8 meters, or put another way less than 9 car lengths.
Displacement cu in (cc): 268 (4398)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 333(245) / 6100
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 331(450) / 3600
Brakes & Tires
Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R: 225/40 ZR18 - 245/40 ZR18
Driveline: Rear Wheel Drive