September 25, 2003
Morgan offers Limited Edition Aero 8 GT CoupésMorgan offers Limited Edition Aero 8 GT Coupés
Malvern Links, England – Morgan Motor Company has joined forces with Aero Racing, makers of the two Morgan Aero 8s currently enjoying successes in the British GT Cup Class Championship, to launch a special limited edition Aero 8 GT Coupé. Just 15 numbered cars will be hand built at Morgan’s Malvern works. Like the standard Aero 8, the GT Coupé will not be available in North America. An North American-specified Aero 8 will be launched in 2004.
“We have always tried to bring customers special developments from the race track, and this car is a superb example,” said Charles Morgan, Managing Director. “It is very close indeed to the Aero 8 GT cars are just finishing their very first season in second and third places in the Championship – what a fantastic achievement!”
The Aero 8 GT Coupés will be built on the Morgan production line, and finished by Aero Racing to a unique specification which includes a 330 horsepower, 4.6 litre V8 BMW engine with a new ECU as fitted to the British GT cars, a carbon fibre hard top specially developed for the GT racing cars, black centre lock OZ wheels, sports exhaust, uprated springs, and special trim. The GT Coupé is finished in