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What's all this then?

This is the Morgan Aero GT, and only eight will be made to mark the ending of Aero 8 production at Morgan's factory in Malvern, Worcestershire.

They're stopping Aero 8 production?

Sadly yes, primarily because BMW is ending production of the 4.4-litre V8 engine that powers them. These last eight Aero GTs will use that engine in 367hp form, which gives the cars a claimed 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph.

What's special about these ones, then?

Well, aside from the fact that each one is being built to individual customer specifications, they've also benefited from Morgan's racing experience. The company has been involved in GT3 racing for a while now, and that experience has allowed it to make new bodywork for the Aero GT, which has lower drag but higher downforce. You'll be able to spot an Aero GT by the extra louvres on the front wheelarches, and the big rear diffuser.

What did Morgan have to say about the Aero GT?

Jon Wells, head of design at Morgan Motor Company said: "The beauty of working so closely with talented sheet metal workers and coachbuilders is that designers are relatively unrestrained in their ability to challenge the forms and their functions. Unlike many, we are able to make truly special limited edition vehicles that really exercise the imagination of the designer and the ability of the craftsman. The Aero range has always offered Morgan the platform to explore the boundaries of mechanical and styling design, and I am delighted the family has allowed one of our wildest ideas to become a reality."

Steve Morris, Managing Director of Morgan Motor Company, said: "One of our greatest strengths as a brand is our ability to be responsive and create a hand-built car which is truly bespoke to each customer. I am a proud owner of an Aero 8 myself; it has been a stalwart of the brand and offers an exceptional driving experience, that only gets better in Aero GT guise. Every Morgan is built to an exacting specification and is bespoke to each customer, as their personality is displayed in every detail. A great deal of emotion is invested in every decision and this experience is only enhanced by the joy of then driving such powerful and unique vehicles. The Aero GT is the ultimate ensemble of this formula."

Neil Briscoe - 6 Dec 2017

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