Morgan Updates Aero 8 with 367 HP V8

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

Upgrading its traditional English sports car appeal to take on the finest of current competitors, Morgan has just revealed this nearly-new, updated Aero 8 at the Geneva Motor Show. Replacing the Aero SuperSports and Aero Coupe, the Aero 8 is the car's fifth generation, and despite looking alarmingly familiar, it actually boasts endless upgrades to the existing models' offerings. The aluminum-based Aero has a stiff chassis and revamped suspension, with a new front set-up and a rear axle that incorporates a BMW limited-slip differential.

Also from BMW, the 4.8-liter V8 now produces 367 horsepower. This is mated to choice of six speed automatic or paddle-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 touchscreen multimedia system. The car will continue to be hand built, and will offer a detachable 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 the company has not yet released official information on pricing. It will go on sale in October of this year.


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