The Morgan Aero 8 sports car has made a comeback at the Geneva motor show. Complete with an updated chassis and suspension system, and a new look inside and out, it has become the famous British sport car firm’s most high-tech model yet.
The two-seat Aero 8 will replace the Aero Coupé and Aero Supersports in the Morgan range. Production will start in October this year. The Plus 8 will still be offered, but Morgan expects most potential Plus 8 buyers to migrate to the Aero 8. A production run of 300-350 units is planned over a two-year period.
Morgan boss Steve Morris said the firm “changed everything it possibly could” on the Aero 8 when bringing it back to “maintain the essence of the Aero” and to “fill an obvious gap that’s missing in our range”.
The chassis has been made significantly stiffer and a completely new suspension is fitted. The previous inboard suspension system has been ditched in favour of an outboard double-wishbone set-up at each corner and anti-roll bars. Much more predictable and engaging handling is promised as a result, along with improved body control, low-speed ride and flatter cornering.