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Morgan Aero bows out with the super-rare baby blue GT

Written by: Neil

Morgan’s Aero 8 is a much-loved retro roadster here in the Petrol News office, so it’s sad to hear that it’ll soon be discontinued.

However, the car will go out with a bang after Morgan revealed the limited-edition Aero GT.

Only eight will ever be built and each one is individually bespoke to customer specification, serving as a genuine piece of Morgan history.

Mechanically, the car is very much the same as the standard Aero 8, running off of the same 367bhp BMW N62 V8 engine. This means it can dash from zero to 62mph in 4.5 seconds before heading on to a top speed of 170mph.

Elsewhere under the surface, you’ll find Morgan’s latest adjustable suspension and a six-speed manual transmission.

Each Aero GT comes in that striking ‘Miami Blue’ shade you can see in the picture at the top, which perfectly complements the Aero GT’s aggressive body styling.

The car’s body panels have been sculpted with the aim of expressing tension and elegance, and created using the technologically advanced ‘superforming’ process that has become synonymous with modern Morgans.

There’s notably more frontal downforce too, thanks to front canard details and wing top louvre vents being reworked, while a dramatic diffuser at the rear reduces air pressure from beneath the vehicle, increasing rear downforce.

Enamelled ‘GT’ badges – individually handmade by a British Jeweller-  set the Aero GT apart from regular counterparts even further, while the interior is hand-finished with a series of painted stitching and pinstripe accents and an extended choice of wood options.

Steve Morris, managing director of the Morgan Motor Company, commented: “Every Morgan is built to an exacting specification and is bespoke to each customer – the first Aero GT off the production line looks superb in every way.”

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, added: “Any Morgan is special but we’re particularly envious of anyone who ends up with one of these Aero GTs.”

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