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First race-inspired Aero GT rolls off Morgan Motor Company's production line

PUBLISHED: 13:58 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:58 17 July 2018

The Morgan Aero 8 GT

The Morgan Aero 8 GT

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The Morgan Motor Company has unveiled a new limited-run variant of one of its most iconic cars

Just weeks after global launch at the Geneva Motor Show, the first customer car has rolled off Morgan Motor Company’s production line in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Fitted with the Morgan N62 V8 engine, only eight examples of the Aero GT will be produced, marking the end of Aero 8 production at the historic Pickersleigh Road factory.

The car, in Miami blue with black interior, has been shipped to Revolutions Morgan in Scotland.

Powered by the same 367bhp BMW N62 V8 engine used in the Aero 8, the manual Aero GT travels from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 170mph.

Each customer will have an individual design consultancy with Jon Wells, Morgan’s Head of Design, before their car enters production.

The striking body panels of the Aero GT have been sculpted in such a way to ensure that tension and elegance is expressed in each line.

All surfacing of the new panels was proven digitally via Computation Fluid Dynamics simulation prior to full scale validation.

Each panel is created using the technologically advanced Superforming process, before being hand-finished and transformed into Aero GT panels.

The front canard details and wing top louvre vents reduce low pressure on the sides of the Aero body, making a notable difference in frontal downforce.

At the rear, the dramatic diffuser reduces air pressure from beneath the vehicle, increasing rear downforce and reducing the visual weight of the rear end.

Finite enamelled GT badges signify the model variant. Each is individually hand made by a British jeweller.

The interior is hand-finished with a series of painted stitching and pinstripe accents, and choice of wood options.

Steve Morris, Managing Director, said: “Every Morgan is built to an exact specification and bespoke to each customer.

“The first Aero 8 GT off the production line looks superb in every way.

“It was a pleasure to reveal the car to the world just a few weeks ago, and to see the first car leave the factory is an honour.

“I know the new owner will be delighted when they take delivery.”

Visit the Morgan Motor Company website here.

Click here to see our interview with Managing Director, Steve Morris.

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