• Aug 13, 2009
Morgan Aero SuperSports – Click above for a high-res gallery

Another year, another boutique automaker showing off another limited edition morsel of automotive hotness at Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival, aka The Jet Center Party. This time it happened to be Morgan, the century-old British anachronism-maker, showing off its new Aero SuperSports.

For those of you who might not be following the comings and goings of this cottage carmaker (read: everybody) as close as Richard Hammond, the Aero SuperSports is basically an Aeromax targa. It features the same aluminum chassis and BMW 4.8-liter V8, backed by your choice of a six-speed stick or automatic transmission. The difference here is the two piece top that can be removed and stowed in the boot. It was first shown at Villa d'Este but popped up in Monterey last night along with 50 or so other incredible vehicles we're sure to see more of in the coming few days here in Monterey.

Only 200 of these 2010 Morgan Aero SuperSports are going to be sold and we've heard that 80 slots are already taken, for a paltry $187K apiece. High-res gallery below, official press release after the jump.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

[Source: Morgan]

PRESS RELEASE:


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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      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't morgan used to make cars that ran on propane? If i remember correctly they should go back to that as it is more "green".
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is one of the most uniquely gorgeous cars in the world.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the bubbly in case you need it is so awesome...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a seriously beautiful car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yummy.. I am glad they finally ditched the mini cooper sourced headlights that gave the car a very cross-eyed look from in front. Why no interior shots? Morgan interiors give spykers a run for their money on craftsman ship. I am also digging the new rear end, the light treatment is amazing!

      If I only had the cash... The question is would you take this or a Weissman? I guess for the US you have no choice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        There are 6 interior shots.
        • 5 Years Ago
        whoops missed that interior pics... and thanks for the clarification on the headlights.

        That is the exact leather I want in my car, anyone know what that is?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The ones which gave the Aero 8 a cross-eyed look were actually sourced from the VW Beetle. When Morgan began using xenon lamps from the Mini Cooper S during an overall facelift of the car, it lost that look.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Weissman.... but buy a close margin.
      • 5 Years Ago
      super car, i love this car
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ah, the early 20th century was quite an automotive era. The beauty is such a creative inspiration. This Morgan embraces this and beautifies the idea of the automobile. This is retro-styling at its best.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gorgeous, minus the steering wheel (what is up with that?) and aftermarket stereo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gorgeous, I like the Wine holder behind the seats, thats pretty cool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice, i love these designs.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The still-cross-eyed front looks like a bulldog bred with my retarded neighbor. The back looks like a Civic Del Sol taking a dump on a fun house mirror. The gear shifter screams "excited wrinkled penis" while the champagne and 80s British interior scream "douchebag".

        On the bright side, I'll never see one in real life, and the windshield looks quite nice.
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