Morgan is best known for building cars using antiquated methods with wooden frames. It also plans to switch over to electrified powertrains by 2020. The Aero 8 was its only car with an all-metal construction. The company started building the car in 2000 and has been refining it over the last 18 years. Now the model’s life will now come to an end and Morgan decided to end it with a truly unique car, the Aero GT.
Only eight of these cars will be built. The car is mostly unique with the exception of its powertrain, which is sourced from BMW and was used in other Aero 8s. While Morgan will build eight of the cars, none of them will be exactly the same. Each will be customized for the owner. Morgan’s head of design will meet with each future owner and discuss preferences and plans.
Here are the car's details:
- The BMW-sourced, naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 makes 362 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque.
- The car’s curb weight measures just 2,600 lbs.
- Morgan claims the car can sprint from zero to 62 mph in a brisk 4.5 seconds.
- The engine will be mated to a manual six-speed transmission.
- The body is more or less completely unique. It features many vents, louvers, and spoilers that bring to mind the Aero 8 race cars, but with a significant dose of style. The bodywork and rear diffuser are designed to produce more downforce.
- A carbon fiber hardtop will be offered to further reduce drag.
Once Morgan meets with the buyers and gets design preferences and plans finalized, it will take between eight and 10 weeks to build each car. Morgan already has buyers for all eight cars, but if you could buy one, the price starts at about $167,000.