Limited Production Planned for Morgan AeroMax
Morgan Motor Company is know for their radical designs and how often they change them. Just a few days after the introduction of the LIFEcar at the Geneva Motor Show, Morgan announced that the AeroMax would enter production.
The AeroMax was originally a one-of-a-kind build commissioned for Prince Eric I. Sturdza, President of Banque Baring Brothers Sturdza. So much interest came about after its debut at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show that Morgan began plans to enter a short series production. With permission from the original owner of course.
The frame is constructed from Ash wood and the body is made of aluminium panels. Using a new process, the panels can be pounded into complex shapes and then fitted over the frame. Using as many lightweight materials as possible reduced the carbon emissions and increases fuel mileage. It will also increase performance and handling.
Under the hood Morgan decided to use a 370hp 4.8L BMW V8 engine. From there power goes through an automatic transmission, a first for Morgan, straight to the rear wheels. Everything is connected to a lightweight Aero-8 chassis. By reducing as much weight as possible and using a quick-shifting automatic, the AeroMax can hit 60mph in 4.1 seconds and top out in the 170mph range.
Production is limited to only 100 units, which have already been spoken for. They do have a reserve list in case someone cancles, so you better hurry if you want one.