Onthuld: Morgan Aero SuperSports

Morgan Aero SuperSports
Morgan heeft op Villa d’Este de lichtgewicht Morgan Aero SuperSports onthuld.

Morgan Motor Company bestaat dit jaar 100 jaar en brengt daarom de Morgan Aero Supersports op de markt. De lichgtewicht Aero Supersports is gebaseerd op de Aero 8 en Aeromax en maakt voor het koetswerk gebruik van aluminium dat ook in de luchtvaartindustrie gebruikt wordt.

Onder de lange motorkap vinden we een 4.2 liter V8 van BMW, die zorgt voor een vermogen van 367 pk. Voor de transmissie kan men kiezen tussen een manuele of automatische zesbak. Volgens Morgan is deze automatische versnellingsbak zeker niet saai: “No other automatic car offers such dynamic power transmission”, zo zegt het persbericht.

Binnenin vinden we een handgestikt lederen interieur met accenten in hout, het dashboard is vervaardigd uit carbonvezel en Morgan heeft gestreefd om het interieur zo ergonomisch en comfortabel mogelijk te maken. Je kan een Morgan Aero Supersports reserveren voor 25.000 pond, de kostprijs voor de wagen bedraagt 127.000 pond. Dat is omgerekend respectievelijk 28.000 en 141.000 euro.

Morgan Aero SuperSports

Morgan Aero SuperSports

Morgan Aero SuperSports

Morgan Aero SuperSports

Morgan Aero SuperSports

Morgan Aero SuperSports

Throughout 2009 the Morgan Motor Company is celebrating one hundred years of continuous manufacture of motorcars. The company has remained in one family’s ownership since the founder HFS Morgan made his first car in 1909.

As part of the Centenary celebrations Morgan announces a truly special model.

Designed and engineered in house, the Morgan Aero SuperSports is a lightweight aluminium sports car with a luxurious specification. The interior features a comfortable combination of polished hardwoods, hand stitched leather and electronic technology to create a driving environment that is efficient, ergonomic and sumptuous. In spite of all this opulence the overall weight of the car is still minimal so the car is responsive to driver inputs and economical to run. The unique way Morgan can achieve this is down to our use of aircraft style superformed aluminium outer panels and the skills of our craftsmen to hand finish the assembly of each car.

This technology debuted in the 100 AeroMax coupes built by the factory in 2008 and 2009.

Such was demand for this model, that Morgan have taken the decision to produce the Morgan Aero SuperSports. A limited edition, the car makes use of two aluminium detachable roof panels. These can either turn the car effectively in to a coupe or when detached bring fresh air and the aromas of the seasons to the driving experience without undue wind disturbance to spoil the journey. The panels can be stored conveniently in the boot.

The car of course benefits from the lightweight aluminium Aero chassis which is adhesively bonded for class leading rigidity. Exceeding global crash protection standards, this is also the platform used by the Morgan Aero Eight GT3 currently competing successfully in the 2009 International FIA GT3 Championship. This chassis combined with the aluminium 4.8 litre BMW V8 engine and a choice of 6 speed automatic or manual gearboxes offers an unrivalled driving experience. No other automatic car offers such dynamic power transmission.

Drawn by Matthew Humphries, and engineered for production by the experienced “Morgan Design” team, the new Aero Super Sports is due to enter production in early 2010. A deposit of £25,000 is required to ensure the supply of one of these exciting new models. It is anticipated to cost around £127,000 including VAT.

Charles Morgan, Grandson of the founder said ” The Morgan Aero SuperSports is a luxurious flamboyant sports car which also remains true to Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight minimalist simplicity. It is a celebration of our love of cars and the romance of travel and is a fitting model to announce during Morgan’s Centenary year.”

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2 reacties op "Onthuld: Morgan Aero SuperSports"

  1. Willem 25-04-2009 om 16:48

    Blijf het mooi vinden, die Morgans. In profiel lijkt de achteroverhang wel buiten proportie. Maar wat een kont 😉

  2. PJS 25-04-2009 om 16:52

    Ik heb ook de indruk dat hij minder “scheel” kijkt dan vroeger. Sja Morgan, je moet er voor zijn..

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