Morgan Motor Company has announced plans for a special limited edition GT Coup' version of the Aero8 - the ambitious aluminium two-seater that became the first completely new Morgan for 60 years when it went into production in late 2002.
Just 15 numbered cars will be hand-built at Morgan's Malvern works and finished by Aero Racing to unique specifications including a 330 bhp BMW engine with a new ECU as fitted to the British GT cars, a carbon fibre hard top - specially developed for the GT racing cars - black centre lock OZ wheels, sports exhaust, uprated springs and the Morgan Works Race Team two tone dark blue and silver finish.
The Aero8 GT Coupe has been inspired by the recent success of the two Morgan Aero 8s in the British GT Cup Class Championship. The cars recently finished their first season in second and third places in the Championship.
UK retail price for the limited edition car is '72,500 and an American specified Aero 8 will be launched in 2004.
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