XCAR has just sent us a very nice video presenting Charles Morgan and his Morgan Aeromax - a car he uses on a daily basis, especially for weekly shopping. Morgan says he loves the attention it gets and he is aware of the fact that he is "sitting on a thing of beauty and that only the hardiest of chaps can ignore its beauty."
He also remembers how his father laughed when Charles told him he wants to move the brand into the 20th Century with a bonded-aluminum chassis. And the fact that Morgan is among the first companies to adopt the magnesium chassis is a reason to be proud of.
The Aeromax is by a 4.4 liter V-8 engine that delivers more than 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 160 mph.
The Morgan AeroMax was launched in 2006 at the Geneve Motor Show. Back then the company announced the model will enter production as a limited edition. The AeroMax entered production at the Morgan factory. It will be limited to only 100 cars. All cars are already ordered!
The body is bolted to a stiff yet lightweight Aero 8 chassis which from 2008 is fitted with the 367Bhp 4.8 litre BMW V8 engine. This gives AeroMax performance to match its looks. For the first time a Morgan can have an automatic gearbox. The latest ZF 6HP 26 gearbox gives the fastest change in the world and endows the automatic with better acceleration and fuel economy than the manual thanks to its lock up clutch, low power loss and instant change characteristics.
It also delivers lower CO2 emissions, 267 g/km, a figure not normally associated with a 0-62 mph (100 kph) capability of just 4.2 seconds and a top speed in excess of 170mph.