Morgan Aero Supersports (2009) first picturesMon, 27 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0700
By Ben Pulman (photography by Mike Goodbun)
First Official Pictures
27 April 2009 10:30
At this weekend’s Villa D'Esta Concorso d'Eleganza, and as part of the company’s centenary celebrations, Morgan unveiled this stunning Aero Supersports.
Which is what this car essentially is, as the demand for 100 Aeromax hardtops was just so great that Morgan decided to build another similar model. The Supersports uses the same 4.8-litre V8 as the Aeromax, comes with a wood and leather-covered interior and features a bonded aluminium chassis that is cloaked by superformed aluminium panels.
The changes you’ll notice over the Aeromax are the two detachable aluminium roof panels that can be stored in the boot, and the silver finished roof bar.
'The Morgan Aero SuperSports is a luxurious flamboyant sports car which also remains true to Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight minimalist simplicity,’ said Charles Morgan, grandson of the company’s founder. ‘It is a celebration of our love of cars and the romance of travel and is a fitting model to announce during Morgan’s Centenary year.’
It's just a concept for now but what you see before you will go into production in early 2010. Just 200 will be made and you’ll need to lay down a £25k deposit if you want one of these £127,000 cars.
By Ben Pulman (photography Mike Goodbun)