British sports car manufacturer Morgan has teased its upcoming “race-inspired” Aero GT.
The limited-edition machine will mark the end of Aero 8 production at Morgan’s Pickersleigh Road factory in Worcestershire and takes technology from the company’s GT racing efforts.
Based on the Aero 8, the GT features a 4.8-litre BMW-made V8 engine producing 367bhp. It’s coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox and can take the car from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 170mph.
Although the appearance of the Aero GT has yet to be revealed in full, Morgan has said the hand-built bodywork will feature new louvres and a large rear diffuser with inspiration from its previous GT3 racing efforts, which came to a close in 2010.
Jon Wells, head of design at Morgan Motor company said:
“The beauty of working so closely with talented sheet metal workers and coachbuilders is that designers are relatively unrestrained in their ability to challenge the forms and their functions.
“Unlike many, we are able to make truly special limited-edition vehicles that really exercise the imagination of the designer and the ability of the craftsman.
“The Aero range has always offered Morgan the platform to explore the boundaries of mechanical and styling design and I am delighted the family has allowed one of our wildest ideas to become a reality.”
The Morgan Aero GT will be full unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018 and will be limited to just eight units — all of which are already sold.