The New Morgan Aero Coupe 2012

Inspired by the historic GT3 Aero, The Morgan Motor Company recently unveiled their Aero Coupe - an advanced supercar with a throwback aesthetic.

The supercar is constructed entirely from Aluminum with a 4.8 liter BMW V8 engine and the 6 speed manual or automatic transmission. An enclosed cockpit gives a "sense of security and silence which is only interrupted by the intoxicating purr of the BMW V8," the team at Morgan Motor's explained. If ever British engineering was in question, the Aero Coupe would sure prove any critics wrong, as each of the individual alloy parts are formed from tooling and hand assembled by skilled craftsmen at the foot of the Malvern hills.

Morgan Motor Company, who reigns as a class leader in chassis and car body technology, holds every little detail of the vehicle up to their high standards. Ash hardwood surrounding the cockpit and doors, the controls are luxurious to touch, the leather work is stitched with twin needles and combined with suede effect panels for contrast and a dynamic sporty feel, pressure point reclining seats support the occupants strongly, and a powerful sound system!  Reliability is ensured by Morgan with the BMW V8 and a six speed automatic transmission. This can be operated in two modes, ‘Sport’ and ‘Auto’. In ‘Sport’ mode the engine holds its gear to 6500rpm and ‘blips’ the throttle before making a down shift. The power to weight ratio is around 320bhp per tonne and a 0-62mph of 4.5 seconds combined with a top speed of 170mph is effortlessly achievable. 0-62 in 4.5 seconds, not too shabby!

Photograph: Morgan Motors