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Those performance figures are identical to the Aero 8's, but Morgan says the Aero GT is the most extreme car to leave its Malvern factory doors yet. This is because the bespoke variant gets more aggressive aerodynamic features inspired by Morgan’s 2009 GT3 racing car.
Most noticeable is the larger rear diffuser, which is said to lower pressure at the rear to push the car into the ground at speed. But there are also other smaller aerodynamic parts, including a pair of canards on the nose and extra louvre vents that help to reduce air pressure over the body. Every panel is sculpted by hand.
“The additional wing top louvres, side impressions and dramatic rear diffuser have all been tested extensively to ensure they work together to reduce drag and increase road holding capability,” explained Morgan design boss Jon Wells. “The merits of these additions were first unearthed during the early development phases of the 2015 Aero 8 while we were exploring the requirements of a more aerodynamically efficient Aero.”
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The car retains the Aero 8’s aluminium chassis and adjustable suspension, but gains the option of a carbonfibre hard top in place of the standard soft top. This covers a hand-finished interior featuring painted stitching and pinstriping, along with trim made from wood – a material synonymous with Morgan since it was established in 1910.
The eight examples of this final Aero model will be hand-built, with each priced from £120,000 excluding local taxes. That’s £144,000 including VAT in Britain and £49,335 more than a regular Aero 8.