Sunday, February 22, 2009

Morgan Aero 8

The Morgan Motor Company is a specialty British manufacturer that builds a small number of hand built motorcars. The company was started in 1909 and is still owned by the Morgan family. They have a quality reputation due to their hand-built, quality approach to car design and manufacturing. Morgan is renowned for combining a unique blend of traditional construction with the latest available technology.

Designed to comply with the rigorous safety standards in the U.S., Morgan has installed the latest generation electronic airbags and ABS which incorporates electronic distribution thru the use of the wheel sensors. They have installed BMW's 4.4 litre V8 which puts out 333 HP and 6100 lbs. of torque. The Aero 8 is equipped with a 6 speed ZF manual gearbox and an automatic transmission was added in 2008. A fine example of the 2006 Morgan Aero 8 is shown above.

The dedication that Morgan has put into lightweight engineering has lead to some real performance gains. The car has a 0-100 kph time of under 4.5 seconds and has the ability to stop from 100 kph in just 35.8 meters or just under 9 car lengths.

Executive Chairman Alan Garnett commented "what has been achieved from our small yet talented is truly noteworthy. To meet the exacting requirements for America is significant even for major manufacturers, and all of this state of the art technology has been packaged into a car that is actually lighter than its predecessor. At just 1145 kg, the performance is astonishing. This version is now on sale worldwide."

A fine example of a 1963 Morgan Plus 4 Drophead was included below for historical purposes.


  1. Thanks Pete .. for including information on the Morgan - long an iconic British car.

    From what you say .. they must have been one of the earliest providers of component parts which car customers in the UK needed in order to specify a build in the early 1900s .. before cars, other than Ford, rolled off the production line?

    Don't they both look great?!

    Thanks - Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

  2. Thank you for your comments! I truly appreciate them!

    What I like about Morgan is that they are so unique! They are basically a one of a kind car! Not the cookie cutter cars that are mass produced.

    Also, this is a family owned business that has survived for 100 years. Not to many businesses can say that!

    I agree they both look good! But, I have to admit that there is something special about British cars!

    Best Regards


  3. Thats a great looking british car. Its a combination of an old school car with new technology. The paint is breath taking.

  4. Dr. Bob,

    The Morgan was selected since it was a specialty car! I am glad that you enjoyed taking a look at this car.

    The paint is fabulous on this car! Glad you enjoyed the post!

    Best Regards