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Morgan Reveals its Most Extreme Road-Going Model Yet

The Morgan Aero GT has been officially unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

As the automaker’s most extreme road-going model to date, the Aero GT marks the end of the Aero 8’s production. The company said all eight Aero GTs that are heading to production are spoken for and all will be built with manual transmissions. Powering the rare sports car is the same BMW V8 engine found in the Aero 8, offering 367 brake horsepower. That makes it good for a zero-to-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h).

Each unit will be built by the Morgan Special Projects department and will feature the company’s latest adjustable suspension. And instead of building eight identical examples, each will be an individual bespoke special edition. This also ensures the eight owners will all have different vehicles, making it a car collector’s dream.

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For these final eight Aero 8 vehicles, the automaker’s design department applied knowledge throughout the research and development process of the latest Aero 8. The result are aerodynamic enhancements such as front canard details and wing top louver vents that are proven to reduce low pressure on the sides of the Aero body. The rear gets a diffuser, which reduces air pressure from beneath the vehicle, increasing rear downforce and reducing the visual weight of the rear end.

In addition, all Aero GTs have the option of a carbon fiber hardtop, which takes inspiration from 1960s race cars. It features a rearward facing roof vent that reflects the rear graphic of the tail light, while improving the drag coefficient of the sports car.

The Aero GT is priced from £120,000 ($166,736 USD) not including local taxes.

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