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Morgan Aero 8

The first all-new offering from Morgan since 1936, the Aero 8 combined modern mechanicals and advanced construction with traditional looks. Its structure was based on a bonded and riveted aluminum chassis tub, attached to a wood frame for the body. In 2008–09 a hundred of a closed coupé version, the AeroMax, were built, and since 2010 the Aero SuperSports, with lift-off roof sections, replaced the original drophead Aero 8.
WHEN MORGAN announced the Aero 8 in 2000, the shock was considerable. The cars of the small family-run British company had been largely unchanged since the 1930s. They had a separate chassis, a body with a wooden frame, and board-hard suspension, independent only at the front. The Aero 8, developed from a Morgan racing car, changed all that. The aluminum panels on the body were heat-formed rather than painstakingly shaped by hand. But the lightweight aluminum tub was only the start; underneath was supple, racing-type, all-independent suspension with inboard springs and dampers, and the steering was power-assisted. The car also featured electric windows in place of a regular Morgan’s lift-off sliding sidescreens. At launch, the price was twice that of the cheapest traditional models still in production.

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THE CROSS-EYED LOOK
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The Aero 8 front is dominated by its headlights. The original model, as seen in the pictures , used Volkswagen “New Beetle” units. However, their inward-pointing position gave the car a cross-eyed look that was widely criticized. From 2006 new headlights from a BMW Mini were used. Another prominent feature, the traditional Morgan radiator grille, is a dummy. Air is fed to the engine through the splitter below the license plate.


THE EXTERIOR
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The Aero 8 was styled by company managing director Charles Morgan. An updating of traditional Morgan lines, the body features
a “splitter” in the front apron—a shaped  spoiler that aids stability at speed. The apron  also incorporates the air intake for the radiator. At the rear, the opening trunk—a first for  Morgan—has a lip forming an aerofoil.
The aerodynamics are a considerable improvement on those of earlier Morgans.


THE INTERIOR
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The well-equipped interior marks a departure from traditional Morgan style.  It has an engine-turned aluminum dashboard in place of the wood, leather,  or simulated leather that was previously used. A modern echo of past practice  is the beautifully crafted wooden dashboard top rail. On all but the last cars  the handbrake is fly-off: Pull back and press the top to lock, pull back  again and it disengages.
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20 comments:

  1. imadethiscuzurstupidSeptember 13, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    OMG I have to comment again...this car is just a dream! Thank you again for the Article

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  2. Such a beautiful car. Thank you sir for posting this! ^___^

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  3. If money were no object this would be my choice.

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  4. There's only one in the USA and Simon Kowal (Cowwell, however you spell it)

    Drives it

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  5. i even didnt know that this car is driving around on earth ... dont known this car b4

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  6. I like it, I like it a lot!

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  7. some guy who lives near my house has one of these. a marron coloured one. the looks nice gives me a boner everytime i see n hear it

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  8. One of my favorite cars in the world. When I win the lottery this is where at least £100k of it will definately go!

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  9. This should be James Bond's car. It fits him best than beamer or aston martin.

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  10. Thats probably the most elegant looking cars i've ever seen.

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  11. Dreadfully British..........I want one

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  12. Richard Hammond from Topgear has one of this

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  13. I would've imagined so! A british car owned by british people! He MUST have an Aston too! If he doesn't, shame on him lol! :P

    - ALEX

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  14. No he doesn't have one but he has a Jaguar E-Type

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  15. unique and exquisitely beautiful....

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  16. It's $168k new in a California dealer.

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  17. Amazing. Never seen something quite so classy and original. Highly innovative and unusual.

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  18. beautiful cars but you need a big wallet

    Morgan Aero 8 - £68,000 - £70,697

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  19. Hi, just wanted to say, I liked this article.
    It was helpful. Keep on posting!

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