Retrolicious Morgan Aero 8 Brings Soft-Top Sporting to Geneva
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's essentially Morgan's philosophy on the exterior design of the fifth-generation Aero 8. It just dropped cover at the Geneva Motor Show, 15 years after the original Aero 8 debuted. Although it has the much-loved '60s British styling outside, nearly everything has been mechanically reworked on this inside. A 4.8-liter V8 BMW engine will power the Aero 8 with 367 horsepower and will be coupled to either a manual or automatic six-speed gearbox. A total of 370 lb-ft of torque helps the Morgan scoot to 62 from full stop in 4.5 seconds. PHOTOS: See the Full Gallery of the Newest Morgan Aero 8 Its 2,600-pound light weight is partially thanks to a new aluminum chassis that not only sheds pounds but also adds stiffness to the handling. That's in addition to an upgraded suspension, anti-roll bars, and a limited-slip differential. A bevy of other aesthetic features show off the true craftsmanship put into these vehicles. The interior has loads of beautiful wood, hand-stitching all over, carbon seats, high-quality leather, and box-woven carpets. You can also choose to buy it with a hardtop if you're not into the soft convertible look. While production of the new Aero 8 will begin in Q4 of this year, production of the Morgan Aero SuperSports and Coupe will stop in April.
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