New old school

Geneva / Switzerland, March 4, 2015

Although the Geneva Motor Show ( March 3 to 15 2015) before a breathtaking sports car material almost bursting, but here are the likely to be something very special. Say hello to the new heir Morgan Aero 8 The fifth generation of the Aero - series both the Aero Supersports and the Aero Coupe and goes in the fourth quarter of 2015 series. Well, at first glance, the new car does not look much different than its predecessors, but Morgan promises a variety of optimizations under the sheet metal. A rigid aluminum chassis for example (yes, not all Morgans have a wooden frame ) or an optimization of the chassis. Morgan speaks of a verbeserten front axle, a completely new chassis tuning including stabilizers, and a new rear axle differential lock by BMW.

Now with touch screen

The power is a 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8, which is also donated by Bayerische Motoren Werke. Its 372 hp and 490 Newton meters like today after not sound all too much, but please keep in mind: The Aero 8 is 1180 kg not very heavy and driving aids à la ESP are non-existent. The performance figures are terrific anyway, because the old-school athlete accelerates in 4.5 seconds to 100 km / h, and runs 273 km / h top. Switched manually or automatically with Lenkradpaddles, in both cases, but with six gears. The interior has been refreshed and with a new layout. As Morgan has now discovered the distant and far eastern markets, there are now amenities such as improved air-conditioning or cruise control. Optional Carbon seats and ?? Now, please hold on tight ?? a touch-screen infotainment system.

Still quirky

Including Morgan comes to modern technology no longer ignore entirely. But a certain quirkiness preserves also the new Aero 8. Its still handcrafted exterior with the slightly cross-eyed look, for example. Or the new, rather " unique " hinged cover at the rear, which will bring additional stability and beyond houses the Mohair hood. A hardtop is an additional cost but also available. Prices for the new Morgan Aero 8 start in England at 79,000 pounds. That converts to about 108,000 euros, significantly less than its predecessor Aero Coupe ( from € 135,000 ) and Aero Supersports ( from € 168,000 ) cost . (sw)