- Final Morgan Aero 8 on show
- Last Plus 8 to get the BMW V8 engine
- Each car will be limited to eight and 50 examples, respectively
Morgan waves goodbye to two models at Geneva Motor Show
Morgan shows a final version of the Aero 8, the Aero GT, and a 50th anniversary edition of its famous Plus 8 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The 50th anniversary version of the Morgan Plus 8 marks not only a notable birthday for the iconic model, but also the final appearance of the BMW V8 engine in the open top roadster. There will be just 50 examples made, and each will come with a blue lacquered finish with yellow hand-painted details around the grille, on the bonnet and on the towing hook.
The Aero 8 bows out entirely, with the eight examples of the Aero GT set to be the last examples of the high-end sports car. The race inspired limited-edition is the most extreme version of the Aero 8 made to date, and it comes with a 372 horsepower version of the BMW V8 engine that will take it from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 170mph.
It will come with a manual gearbox and be fitted with Morgan’s adjustable suspension. Each one of the eight customers will get a personal meeting with Morgan’s head of design, Jon Wells, to specify how their car will look.