First Morgan Aero GT Rolls Off The Production Line
Seven more cars to follow in 2018by Ciprian Florea, on
Launched in 2001 as Morgan’s first new design in decades, the Aero 8 is living its final months on the market as we speak. Discontinued in 2010 and revived in 2015, the Aero 8 is going into the history books in 2018 with one final model called the Aero GT. Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the GT is the company’s most extreme road-going model to date. Inspired by the GT3 model that raced at Le Mans in 2002 and 2004, the Aero GT is being built in just eight units, and the first car just rolled off the assembly line.
Set to be delivered to Revolutions Morgan in Scotland, the first Aero GT is finished in a bespoke shade of blue that seems to have its roots in the first half of the 20th century.
Set to be delivered to Revolutions Morgan in Scotland, the first Aero GT is finished in a bespoke shade of blue that seems to have its roots in the first half of the 20th century. It looks a lot like the French Blue seen on early Bugatti race cars, but it does have a unique vibe. Unlike the presentation model in Geneva, it doesn’t have stripes on the engine hood and the rear fascia, but this isn’t surprising given that all vehicles are built to customer specifications.
This specific Aero GT will remain unique, so the lucky owner will have a one-of-a-kind Morgan in his garage. Needless to say, it’s the best way to say goodbye to a nameplate. The Aero 8 might not be that famous outside the Morgan circle, but it’s definitely an important car for the Worchestershire-based firm and an important piece of British sports car history. The Aero GT is also the last production model to use BMW’s 4.8-liter, V-8 N62 engine, which used to power models like the X5, 5 Series, and 6 Series until 2010.
The Aero GT is also the last production model to use BMW's 4.8-liter, V-8 N62 engine
The GT is the fifth model of the Aero series after the original Aero 8, the AeroMax coupe, the Aero SuperSports Targa version, and the revised Aero 8 from 2015. A race-spec GT3 version was launched in 2002 and race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring, the British GT Series, and the FIA GT3 European Championship.
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