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.