Morgan Updates Aero 8 with 367 HP V8

Improved technology, luxury, comfort and handling make it nearly brand new.

Upgradingits traditional English sports car appeal to take on the finest of currentcompetitors, Morgan has just revealed this nearly-new, updated Aero 8 at theGeneva Motor Show. Replacing the Aero SuperSports and Aero Coupe, the Aero 8 isthe car's fifth generation, and despite looking alarmingly familiar, itactually boasts endless upgrades to the existing models' offerings. The aluminum-basedAero has a stiff chassis and revamped suspension, with a new front set-up and arear axle that incorporates a BMW limited-slip differential.

Alsofrom BMW, the 4.8-liter V8 now produces 367 horsepower. This is mated to choice of six speed automatic orpaddle-shifting manual. The car's engine has been fitted with new software,while the cabin receives a new a/c system, carbon seats and even a touchscreenmultimedia system. The car will continue to be hand built, and will offer adetachable hard top as an option (in addition to the standard folding soft top). It will be produced in limited numbers totaling around 300 units, though thecompany has not yet released official information on pricing. It will go onsale in October of this year.

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