2007 Morgan Aero 8

Transmission : Manual
Mileage : 18889km
Colour : Silver Blue

The looks.
The drive.
The want.
It’s a need!

Seldom does one find so much value in one car…she looks achingly beautiful like a well-rounded pin-up from the nineties with a bit of booty. The drive is so composed, spirited on the twisties and far removed from any kit car you may liken this to. Its grown up. It delivers performance that even racecar drivers will attest to as the upper echelon in actual speed. Its exotic! And no, the chassis isn’t wooden!!!

The Morgan Aero 8. The modern one. Launched in 2000, it was touted a Supercar, but it’s more of fast sporty gran tourer – the kind of car your wife would still sit next to you for hours on end whilst you drive because you want to drive. This is the Series 3 version of which only 200 were made. This being one of the last Series 3’s made in 2007. The bespoke bonded aluminium chassis was designed by Chris Lawrence who had a long standing relationship with Morgan and included many features of racing cars of the time. Items such as in-board shock absorbers, double wishbones all round, a flat floor, rose-jointed suspension, combined with a low mass provided profound handling. Powered by a 4.4 litre BMW V8 engine (M62TUB44) producing 286 bhp (245kW) at 5500 rpm and 322 lbs-ft (450Nm) at 3750 rpm this was a radical departure from the traditionally built Morgan’s. Performance was 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph. The interior had a turned aluminium dashboard, unusual asymmetric design and a custom made Burberry case for use as a removable glovebox, along with nods to modern services such as cruise control, air-conditioning and a heated windscreen. With many elements from BMW including the engine, gearbox and axle to push 1100kgs the performance was on a par with Ferraris, Porsches, TVRs and other supercars of the day. Whilst the car did include an LSD the absence of other stability and traction aids mean the driver had total control over the car.

This car can cruise all day but is also a weapon in the right hands. When launched, the media went to town calling it cross-eyed squint, but that problem was rectified in 2005 with different headlamps. So this looker, doesn’t suffer from opposing looks – but don’t take our word for it, come and have a look for yourself…quickly though, there less than 5 of these in SA.

Location:
Road and Race Automotive, Cape Town
Contact:
Antony – +27 (0) 74 456 4672
Taylor – +27 (0) 64 350 1954
Marc – +27 (0) 82 322 9784
Landline – +27 (0) 21 200 5775
www.roadandrace.co.za

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2007 Morgan Aero 8

Transmission : Manual
Mileage : 18889km
Colour : Silver Blue

The looks.
The drive.
The want.
It’s a need!

Seldom does one find so much value in one car…she looks achingly beautiful like a well-rounded pin-up from the nineties with a bit of booty. The drive is so composed, spirited on the twisties and far removed from any kit car you may liken this to. Its grown up. It delivers performance that even racecar drivers will attest to as the upper echelon in actual speed. Its exotic! And no, the chassis isn’t wooden!!!

The Morgan Aero 8. The modern one. Launched in 2000, it was touted a Supercar, but it’s more of fast sporty gran tourer – the kind of car your wife would still sit next to you for hours on end whilst you drive because you want to drive. This is the Series 3 version of which only 200 were made. This being one of the last Series 3’s made in 2007. The bespoke bonded aluminium chassis was designed by Chris Lawrence who had a long standing relationship with Morgan and included many features of racing cars of the time. Items such as in-board shock absorbers, double wishbones all round, a flat floor, rose-jointed suspension, combined with a low mass provided profound handling. Powered by a 4.4 litre BMW V8 engine (M62TUB44) producing 286 bhp (245kW) at 5500 rpm and 322 lbs-ft (450Nm) at 3750 rpm this was a radical departure from the traditionally built Morgan’s. Performance was 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph. The interior had a turned aluminium dashboard, unusual asymmetric design and a custom made Burberry case for use as a removable glovebox, along with nods to modern services such as cruise control, air-conditioning and a heated windscreen. With many elements from BMW including the engine, gearbox and axle to push 1100kgs the performance was on a par with Ferraris, Porsches, TVRs and other supercars of the day. Whilst the car did include an LSD the absence of other stability and traction aids mean the driver had total control over the car.

This car can cruise all day but is also a weapon in the right hands. When launched, the media went to town calling it cross-eyed squint, but that problem was rectified in 2005 with different headlamps. So this looker, doesn’t suffer from opposing looks – but don’t take our word for it, come and have a look for yourself…quickly though, there less than 5 of these in SA.

Location:
Road and Race Automotive, Cape Town
Contact:
Antony – +27 (0) 74 456 4672
Taylor – +27 (0) 64 350 1954
Marc – +27 (0) 82 322 9784
Landline – +27 (0) 21 200 5775
www.roadandrace.co.za